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What's New with the New CCNA

Presented by Anthony Sequeira

Do you have questions about the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications from Cisco? This is your chance to learn all about the exciting refreshes to Cisco's most popular certifications. Anthony walks you through the new requirements step by step, and perhaps most importantly, answers all of your important questions!

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Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626, is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) and author regarding all levels and tracks of Cisco Certification. He is currently pursuing his second CCIE in the area of Security, and is a full-time instructor for the next-generation of KnowledgeNet, Anthony is also a VMware Certified Professional and is very passionate about Cisco Data Center technologies.


Q&A from live webcast:

Q: Will using the packet tracer to practice help for CCENT?
A: This is one of the many ways that you can gain the hands-on experience required for success in the exam and your career. If you are a Network Academy student and have access to this awesome tool—go for it!!!

Q: Can we s chedule the new tests now?
A: Yes indeed—go for it! They are available for you now!

Q: Are they going to cover stack switches?
A: No—not yet in CCENT or CCNA. I mention these types of technologies in my classes, but it is not really formal content yet.

Q: Can you do a CCENT v1 and ICND v2 and still get a CCNA (or vice versa) ie mix versions in testing?
A: Yes indeed.

Q: I am presently preparing for the CCENT 640-822 , but the contents of the new version seem more relevant. Now I am confused.
A: Well—notice the tremendous amount of overlap. So if you are excited by the new content, go for it—make the switch.

Q: In general, how do you gauge your readiness for (either) version of CCNA?
A: Practice exams is the best option. Do them from a trusted vendor like Boson or Cisco.

Q: Is the old version of the ICND2 still available or s hould I go ahead with the older version of ICND1 and then prep for the new ICND2 exam?
A: All exams "old" and "new" are currently available. Just do what is simplest and makes the most sense for you.