We designed the new CCNA program to prepare you for today's associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security and automation and programmability. The program has one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare.
Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA training course and exam give you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction. CCNA certification covers a breadth of topics, including:
Automation and programmability
The first step in getting ready for your CCNA certification is to take the new training course, Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (CCNA), which will be available soon.
The new CCNA certification replaces these certifications:
If you have started working toward any current CCNA or CCDA certification, keep going. You have until February 23, 2020 to complete your current CCNA/CCDA.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNA candidates often also have:
One or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions
Knowledge of basic IP addressing
A good understanding of network fundamentals
CCNA certification is valid for three years. For more information about recertifying, visit the Recertification page
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