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CISCO ANNOUNCES NEW EXAMS

On March 26, 2013, Cisco announced updates to their associate-level certifications. CCENT is now the only prerequisite certification for the newly-created CCNA Routing & Switching certification (formerly CCNA) as well as the CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCDA certifications. The changes reflect the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology, including IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS licensing, and a simplified 802.1x security implementation. For full details, visit ciscopress.com/ccna.

The Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is an associate- or foundation-level Cisco certification. Credential holders possess the skills required to design a Cisco converged network, including network infrastructures involving LANs and WANs. CCDA professionals perform basic functions required to design Cisco converged networks, including basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

• Prerequisite Certification: CCDA currently has no prerequisites. Effective October 1, 2013, CCDA will require prerequisites of CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or CCIE/CCDE Certification.
• Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 4 years

 

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Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Network Engineer/Sr. Network Engineer • Systems Engineer/Sr. Systems Engineer • Sales Engineer/Sr. Sales Engineer

Typical Job Tasks
CCDA professionals perform basic functions required to design Cisco converged networks including basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

Salary Range
$35,794-$96,579 per GoCertify.com

Next Logical Certification
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

Articles

The Cisco Certified Design Associate exam is an entry-level network design exam that serves as a starting point for CCDP certification. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

Sean Wilkins

This chapter discusses wide-area network technologies and design and includes sections covering Identifying WAN Technology Considerations, Designing the Enterprise WAN, and Designing the Enterprise Branch.

This article profiles the Cisco CCDA exam (640-864). Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

This chapter covers enterprise data center design fundamentals, technology trends, and challenges facing the data center to assist in preparation for the Cisco CCDA 640-864 exam.

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Test Track

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 640-864
     • Exam cost: $150 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • CCDA overview and Exam topics from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification

Effective October 1, 2013:
ICND1 100-101 or CCNA 200-120
and DESGN 640-864


CCENT & CCNA Routing and Switching from Pearson IT Certification