Cisco Certified Network Associate (200–301 CCNA)
This exam tests your knowledge and skills related to: … Network access. IP connectivity. IP services.
The CCNA 200-301 exam can be a great jump start into the world of CCNA technology. It is a non-traditional method of examination and testing and can be taken by those who already have a fair amount of experience behind them or even those who just want to push their own knowledge as far as possible before moving on to other Cisco certifications. The CCNA is an industry standard in networking and many people who are just starting out in this field will need to take this exam. Passing this exam will show Cisco that you are serious about becoming a professional in this field and have what it takes to keep up with the changing times and new technologies. Much like any other kind of exam, CCNA exams will be divided into two sections for each major topic. Your primary coursework for your CCNA certification will cover the in depth topics such as VLAN’s, routing and Switching, IP addressing, wireless networks, and so much more.
The second segment of your CCNA 200-301 study schedule will cover the new topics found in the CCNA books that were previously published. This includes such topics as OSP caches, BPD sessions, client detection, and authentication, and more. One of the biggest questions that most people who are taking these exams face is figuring out which books to use and which ones are best to go back to after they have finished reading them once. Luckily there are many great books out there that are based upon Cisco’s CCNA foundation and covers all the main topics from the ground up. When picking your books, you should make sure they are the same as the ones you took in your CCNA class and use the same Cisco textbooks that were used to help you learn your new exam.
Once you have completed all of the required prerequisites to take the CCNA exam, it is time to get started on your preparation. Many people are surprised how much time is actually required to complete the CCNA tests. In actuality, you should be able to complete the exams in a week, but there are still many people who try and do it in as little time as possible. The best way to prepare for your new 200-301 certification is to simply study as much as you can. The more you know and understand about networking before taking your CCNA test, the better prepared you will be when you finally sit down to take it.