The CCNA 200-301 is the new entry-level Cisco Certification and it’s really the backbone of the entire
Cisco Certification roadmap. This certification is really a must-have for any Network Administrator,
but it’s also really valuable for IT Professional.
I got CCNA certified almost 15 years ago. And even though I am not a networking guy, I am still benefiting
from what I have learned from the “old” CCNA R&S. Having a good understanding of networking, routing protocols,
vLANs, WAN technologies, etc will really help you in any IT career path.
This practice exam will give you all the information you need to know to start learning for your CCNA. Which exam tips overview.
CCNA 200-301 – What you need to know
The new CCNA 200-301 exam is replacing all the former CCNA exams. So there are no longer multiple different CCNA exams and certifications. As of Feb. 24, 2020, there is now only a single exam that covers everything.
So the new exam is completely overhauled compared to the older CCNA exams. The new exam will cover a wider range of topics and is more in line with today’s work. It will cover topics like DHCP snooping, Wireless networks, Security, but also automation topics like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.
Prerequisites for 200-301
There is no formal requirements for taking the new exam. However, these are the recommendations from Cisco:
have an understanding of all exam topics
one or more years of experience with computer networking and Cisco equipment
good grasps of network fundamentals
The recommended training program that can be taken at a Cisco academy is called Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA). The successful completion of a training course will get you a training badge.
This exam tests your knowledge and skills related to:
· Network Fundamentals – routers, switches, cabling, TCP and UDP, IPv4 and IPv6
· IP Connectivity – IP routing, OSPFv2
· IP Services – NTP, DHCP, QoS, SNMP
· Security Fundamentals – VPNs, wireless security, port security
· Network Access – VLANs and trunking, EtherChannel
· Automation and Programmability – REST APIs, Puppet, Chef, JSON, SDN
Best of luck!
· Official exam information:
· Test taking options: Online / Local test center
· Time to complete: 120 mins
· Total number of questions asked: 40-60
· Total Marks: 1000
· Passing Score: 700