Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-125)
Exam Description: The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching composite exam (200-125) is a 90-minute, 50–60 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.
You can achieve CCNA certification in two ways:
Pass the CCNA-200-125 exam.
Pass both the ICND1v3 (100-105) and ICND2v3 (200-105) exams.
The CCNA 200-125 exam includes the same topics covered by the ICND1v3 100-105 and ICND2v2 200-105 exams . Cisco developed the second approach particularly for individuals who are just beginning their journey into networking, especially for people taking the CCNA curriculum at a Cisco Network Academy. The two-test approach is better suited for this environment since it takes a year to two to go through Cisco’s CCNA curriculum at the Network Academies. With this approach, you take the ICND1v3 100-105 exam halfway through the curriculum and the ICND2v3 200-105 exam at the end of the curriculum.
In 2016, Cisco introduced this certification based on customer and employer demand for a lower level certification demonstrating basic networking and hand-on skills with IOS devices such as routers and switches. If you already have networking experience, especially if that experience includes configuring Cisco devices, you are better off taking the single CCNA 200-125 exam. The main advantage of this approach is that you have to pay for only one exam.
This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.
CCNA Exam Main Topics
1.0 Network Fundamentals
2.0 LAN Switching Technologies
3.0 Routing Technologies
4.0 WAN Technologies
5.0 Infrastructure Services
6.0 Infrastructure Security
7.0 Infrastructure Management