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Know more about Cisco CCNA Certification Course in 2020 – Detailed Information

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a certification from Cisco, the world’s one of the most famous company for producing and selling networking equipment. This certification guides you to become familiar with a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Automation and programmability
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and ACLs
  • Network utilities (ping, tracert, arp)
  • Routing protocols such as OSPF
  • Switches and routers
  • TCP/IP model
  • VLANs and trunking
  • WLAN


The recent exam Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) has been retired. Now at the Associate level the new CCNA, which validates a broad range of foundational information and skills. It will have just one exam covering security and networking fundamentals, as well as programmability and automation. Earlier, CCNA aspirants typically had to take multiple exams to gain one of 10 various CCNA certifications. The new CCNA exam (200-301) is now live from Feb. 24, 2020. The new CCNA has been replaced these current certifications:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Cyber Ops
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCDA Design
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

Why the Changes?

For instance DevNet, Cisco’s developer program, will encompass software developers and certified network professionals in one community.

While preparing IT professionals for associate-level IT jobs, the new exam will encompass more knowledge and skills. Cisco sees the changes as incorporating software practices into networking, making one community by having developers and networker’s work together solving network issues.

Cisco will unleash new software certifications to ensure IT professionals can meet the demands for programming and automation. These innovations will further Cisco’s target of bringing network and development experts work closer together. This move reflects changes in the industry where network and automation careers are becoming closer aligned, with lot of corporation demanding this ability from IT pros.

The new exam CCNA 200-301 will be broken down in these elements:

  • IP Connectivity — 25 percent
  • Network Access — 20 percent
  • Network Fundamentals — 20 percent
  • IP Services — 10 percent
  • Security Fundamentals — 15 percent
  • Automation and Programmability — 10 percent

After exam takers earn a CCNA, they can pursue various specialization ways among the Cisco Certified Specialist careers. Specialization in job roles will replace multiple certifications in the Cisco career path. IT professionals may acquire various skills needed after earning the CCNA.

Cisco hopes that the changes will inspire a lot of agility for those looking careers in IT, as the market perpetually changes and the certification processes try to keep up.

About the New CCNA Exam

200-301 CCNA is a single exam, consisting of about 120 questions. It covers a vast range of content, like wireless networking, routing and switching, security, and even some programming concepts. As with other Cisco certifications, you’ll be able to take it at any of the Pearson VUE certification centers.


                                                     Topics Removed
OSI MODEL Ethernet Frame
Switch Stack VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
EIGRP Inter-VLAN Routing
BGP WAN Access
                                    NEW CCNA 200-301 PATTERN IN EXAMINATION
Network Fundamentals 20%
Network ACCESS 20%
IP Connectivity 25%
IP Services 10%
Security Fundamentals 15%
Automation and Programmability 10%
                                    Old CCNA 200-125 PATTERN IN EXAMINATION
Network Fundamentals 15%
LAN Switching Technologies 21%
Routing Technologies 23%
WAN Technologies 10%
Infrastructure Services 10%
Infrastructure Security 11%
Infrastructure Management 10%



As with any certification, those looking a CCNA can improve their probabilities for achievement by enrolling in formal training that prepares them for the exam. With such important changes on the way, you’ll be able to make sure your workers are well prepared for the 2020 test by enrolling them in the right program. Some other best reasons to look formal training for the CCNA exam:

  • By enrolling your IT team in quality trainings, you can make sure they stay updated with all industry changes.
  • Formal coaching can facilitate your team get certified faster.
  • Foundational information will serve your workers well throughout their careers because the industry changes, and new competencies and skills arise.
  • A structured learning program helps candidates advance at an inexpensive pace, as several founder when attempting to progress in their competencies on their own.
  • Formal training makes students more responsible.

Prerequisites for 200-301

There are no formal necessities for taking the new exam. However, these are the recommendations from Cisco:

  • Should have basic understanding of all exam contents
  • one or more years of experience with Cisco equipment and computer networking
  • good grasps of network fundamentals


Cisco CCNA is the most popuar, widely accepted and demanding IT certification in the world. When you pass 200-301 CCNA exam, Cisco will reward you by the CCNA certification that can help you the most in your career.

Changes in CCNA Certification Tracks | New Associate Level Cisco CCNA Certification Program will Introduced from Feb 2020

Technology has been transforming and as an industry pioneer, Cisco is ready to unleash the full capabilities of new network. They understand the importance of skills and knowledge required to work with new era technology, so they are changing their certifications to next level certifications.

As we know interconnection of software, networking and infrastructure are growing day by day where you need to update yourself with new networking technology. Cisco certified network associate (CCNA) certification can take you on the next level with combination of networking technologies, automation, security and programmability.

IT professionals who are related to Cisco industry feels that there are huge changes in CCNA certification tracks coming in next year as Cisco has announced.

Now Cisco is coming with only one CCNA exam instead of choosing different tracks from Routing and Switching, Security, Data Center, Wireless, Service Provider, Collaboration, Industrial and Cloud. In today’s scenario, individuals choose one of the tracks from Cisco CCNA in which they want to turn their career but now only one Cisco CCNA certification exam will validate your broad range of basic skills of networking (will effective from 24th Feb 2020).

The Cisco CCNA exam will cover each fundamental topic such as network fundamentals, network access, IP services, IP connectivity, security fundamentals, network automation and programmability. This exam and certification is based on latest technology and job roles which make your foundation strong in networking and you can turn your career direction.

Let’s us understand current Associate level CCNA tracks and next level CCNA exam.

Current CCNA Tracks Next Level CCNA (Will effective from 24th Feb 2020)
CCNA Routing and Switching

Required Exam: 200-125 CCNA or 100-105 ICND1 AND 200-105 ICND2


           Required Exam: 200-301 CCNA

CCNA Security

Required Exam: 210-260 IINS

CCNA Collaboration

Required Exam: 210-060 CICD and 210-065 CIVND

CCNA Service Provider

Required Exam: 640-875 SPNGN1 and 640-878 SPNGN2

CCNA Data Center

Required Exam: 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT

CCNA Cloud

Required Exam: 210-451 CLDFND and 210-455 CLDADM

CCNA Industrial

Required Exam: 200-601 IMINS2

CCNA Wirless

Required Exam: 200-355 WIFUND


Now let us understand through image

                                Associate level CCNA certification


Check Cisco Next Level Certification Changes here:

Above you can see, comprehensive CCNA program will offer wide range of benefits to the individuals which cover wide range of fundamentals for successful IT career based on advanced networking technologies, software development skills and knowledge and job roles.

How you can earn CCNA certification?

The Cisco CCNA training program offers you technical skills and knowledge required to implement and administer wide range of latest and advanced networking and IT infrastructure. CCNA certification might be your career launch pad and CCNA training will help you to achieve this certification.


200 – 301 CCNA (Required exam which will be effect from 24th Feb 2020)


There are no formal prerequisite for CCNA exam but individuals should have good understanding of exam topics.

  • Candidates should have one year of working experience in networking industry
  • They should have good knowledge of IP addressing
  • Good understanding of networking basics


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Announcement: Cisco is going to Change Training Certifications with Next Level Certifications from Feb 2020

Hello Learners,

Have you heard about Cisco training certification updates announced on 10th June 2019. They are going to replace Cisco certification programs with next level certification programs. Cisco is aiming to offer job role based certifications and training to the aspirants which will be relevant for IT professionals and enterprises as well.

Lets first look on this training table:

Current (Valid Till Feb 2020)

Entry Level Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level Architect Level
CCT CCNA Cloud CCNP Cloud CCIE Collaboration
CCNA Collaboration CCNP Collaboration CCIE Data Center
CCNA Data Center CCNP Data Center CCIE Routing and Switching
CCNA Industrial CCNP Routing and Switching CCIE Security
CCNA Routing and Switching CCNP Security CCIE Service Provider
CCNA Security CCNP Service Provider CCIE Wireless
CCNA Service Provider CCNP Wireless
CCNA Wireless


Next Level Certification (Valid From 24 Feb 2020) 

Entry Level Associate Level Professional Level Expert Level Architect Level
CCT DevNet Associate DevNet Professional CCDE CCAr
CCNA CCNP Enterprise CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

CCIE Enterprise Wireless

CCNP Collaboration CCIE Collaboration
CCNP Data Center CCIE Data Center
CCNP Security CCIE Security
CCNP Service Provider CCIE Service Provider


Let’s us understand these changes by images:

Entry Level

Entry Level Changes in Cisco Certifications

Associate Level

Associate level cisco certification

Professional Level

Professional level cisco certification

Expert Level 

Expert Level Cisco Certification Changes


Let us dig out the difference between current and upcoming certifications plans.

Entry Level:

In this level where CCENT and CCT certifications serves as entry level for candidates who are interested to make their career in networking, now Cisco has decided to keep only CCT for entry level individuals from Feb 2020. CCENT would be no longer available from the date.

Associate Level:

This announcement will affect the individuals who are doing and preparing for CCNA track exams. In current, CCNA have 9 tracks as of now as you can see above in table where individuals might choose one of them as their interests. These tracks are Routing and Switching, Security, Data Center, Collaboration, Service Provider, Wireless, Cloud, CCDA, and Industrial. But from the year of Feb 2020, Cisco will offer consolidated certification CCNA instead of based on different tracks. In this CCNA certification candidates would be prepare for associate level job roles in IT technology. CCNA includes automation, security and programmability in new syllabus.

New CCNA certification would cover all foundational topics which build your networking base strong. Topics will cover Network fundamental, Network access, IP connectivity, IP services, Security fundamentals, Automation and Programmability.

In Associate level Cisco has introduced new certification exam DevNet. This certification will prove your skills and knowledge in developing and maintaining applications built on Cisco platforms. It validates the skills and knowledge of software developers, DevOps, Automation engineers, and other software professionals.

Professional Level:

Currently, individuals have 8 tracks to choose career path in networking. These 8 certifications are CCDP, CCNP Cloud, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCNP R&S, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider and CCNP wireless. These certifications proves your advanced level of expertise in networking. But now, there would be only 6 certifications in professional level. Now CCNP Routing and Switching and CCNP Wireless would be replaced by CCNP Enterprise.

CCDP and CCNP Cloud would be no longer available separately, DevNet Professional level certification would replace both.

 Expert Level:

In this expert level certifications where world’s most prestigious certifications are available in IT industry such as CCDE, CCIE Collaboration, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Security, CCIE Service Provider and CCIE Wireless. In new announcement, Cisco has decided to end CCIE Routing and Switching certification and CCIE Wireless certification. Instead of these two, new certifications would be introduced named with CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure and CCIE Enterprise Wireless.

Architect Level:

No change in this level.



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