A Quick Overview of the New Cisco CCNA Exam

There has been quite a bit of reorganization in the world of Cisco certifications. This article discusses a major update that involves the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), one of the most sought-after certifications in IT.
This certification is essential for advancing your career in IT. The CCNA is a recognized certification that validates your knowledge of networking basics.
In the last year, the CCNA has undergone a major overhaul. Yes! To be a CCNA, you only need to sit for one exam. This is a stark contrast to sitting for multiple exams in previous years.
The following certifications will be replaced by the new CCNA: CCNA Cloud

CCNA Collaboration

CCNA Data Center


CCNA Industrial

CCNA Routing & Switching

CCNA Security

CCNA Service Provider

CCNA Wireless
The certification pathway is now very different. In the past, if a person was accredited for CCNA Security certification would also lead to CCNP Security. The CCNA covers all bases and you can now choose to specialize in any of the routes at CCNP. The new CCNP does not require a CCNA, although it could be helpful.
Here are the CCNP routes
CCNP Enterprise

CCNP Security

CCNP Service Provider

CCNP Collaboration

CCNP Data Center

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional

Cisco CCNA: Frequently Asked Question
1) How many days does the new CCNA Training include?
A: 5 days in class and 3 days self-study
2) How long does the lab access take for Cisco CCNA Training
A: Lab access for 90 days starting on the 1st day after training
3) Can I get an attendance certificate after attending Cisco Official Cisco CCNA Training?
A: After class completion, you will receive an Official Cisco Attendance Certificate
4) Is there a prerequisite for a new Cisco CCNA?
A: No pre-requisite is required for new Cisco CCNAs
5) How long will my certificate be valid if I pass the Cisco Cisco CCNA exam?
A: The certificate will be valid for three years. You can renew it by taking the exam again.
View Trainocate’s Cisco Certification Pathway
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