Friday, 10 January 2014

What’s new in the Cisco CCNA exam?


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The CCNA certification is one of best ways to get into networking. So if your goal is to become a networking professional, you should familiarise yourself with the new aspects of the CCNA exams.

Newly introduced topics

With the new updates to the associate-level exams, technology-specific objects are now kept in their respective tests. For example, wireless is covered only in CCNA Wireless, and voice is only covered in CCNA Voice. The advantage is that these topics have now been removed from the CCNA Routing and Switching exams, leaving room for more coverage of R&S topics. New additions with this update include:

  • IPv6 (Additional coverage including routing protocols: OSPFv3 and EIGRP for IPv6)
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP) including Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
  • Password Recovery
  • Software (IOS) Licensing
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Syslog and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Netflow
Watch the following video, in which Senior Product Manager Nilay Ghoghari introduces the new CCNA Curriculum.


To learn more about the CCNA certification and how it can kick-start your networking career visit our website, or call our Cisco specialists at 080 80 800 888

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Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.