Today, March 26th 2013, Cisco announced major changes to their associate-level certifications aligning with the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology.
Here is what you need to know:
The certification formerly known as CCNA is now called CCNA Routing and Switching, and the only prerequisite certification is CCENT. CCENT is also the only prerequisite certification for CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCDA Certifications.
Updates to CCNA Routing and Switching include IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS licensing, and a simplified 802.1x security implementation.
Cisco also announced that the existing ICND1 (640-822), ICND2 (640-816), and CCNA (640-802) exams will have an end-of-life date of September 30, 2013. You can mix and match old and new exams until September 30th – ICND1 (640-822 or 100-101) and ICND2 (640-816 or 200-101).
Check out the new product suite and a special offer and giveaway below!
Now available for order or pre-order:
Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom has new Official Cert Guides which have been fully updated for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA exams. Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, which will help candidates identify areas of weakness and improve both conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
• Cisco CCENT / CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (9780133367881)
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test (9780133367713)
• Cisco CCENT / ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide (1587143852) - April
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide (1587143739) - April
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library (1587143879) - May
Coming Soon (dates are subject to change)
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Library B&N Exclusive Ed. (1587144867) - May
• CCNA Portable Command Guide (1587204304) – June
• Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) Foundation Learning Guide, 4E - June
• Cisco CCENT 100-101 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (1587203995) – July
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (1587204002)- July
Coming Late Summer & Fall
• Cisco CCENT 100-101 Network Simulator
• CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 LiveLessons
• Cisco CCENT 100-101 Video Course
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Video Course
• Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Cert Guide Library, Simulator Edition
*Save 30% off list price on CCENT and CCNA products by using coupon code CCNA30 at ciscopress.com and pearsonitcertification.com.
Enter To Win New CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Materials
To celebrate the CCNA Routing and Switching track, we have 10 copies of ICND 1 and 2 to giveaway. To be eligible and enter for your chance to win please leave a comment below on what Cisco means to you! Ten winners will be chosen on April 15th. Best of luck!
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[*Discount code CCNA30 is valid for a 30% discount off the list price of products relating to the new ICND1 (100-101), ICND2 (200-101) and CCNA (200-120) exams purchased on ciscopress.com and pearsonitcertification.com. Discount is not valid on book + eBook bundles. Discount code may not be combined with any other offer and is not redeemable for cash. Discount offer expires December 30, 2013. Offer subject to change.]