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CCNA FAQs

1. What's the value of a CCNA?

The value of CCNA may be a certification but you will gain knowledge during the process.  However, knowledge and skills can vary depending on individuals learning styles and the instructors teaching materials and style.

2. Who should pursue CCNA certification?

Anyone who is interested in networking should gain a CCNA certification. Those who use Cisco equipment on a daily basis should also pursue in CCNA.

3. How do I get a CCNA?

To earn a CCNA certification, there are two paths you can choose; they are:

You can take one test 640-802 – This test incorporates both parts of the ICND course materials in one.

You can take 2 tests 640-822 and 640-816 - By passing the 640-822 test, you would earn the CCENT. Passing the 640-816 test, you would earn your CCENT and CCNA certifications.

4. Can I pass the CCNA?

Yes, the CCNA is Cisco's introductory certification.

5. What resources should I use to prepare for the CCNA?

There are lots of resources to help guide you through your training. A few are as followed:

  • Cisco's CCNA Prep Center
  • CCNA Self-Study Resources from Cisco Press (The best-known title is the CCENT/CCNA ICND1Official Exam Certification Guide by Wendell Odom.)

6. How many ways can I get the CCNA certification?

After gaining CCNA certification, it valid for three years. In order the maintain it, you will need to sit the ICND2 exam, or the current CCNA exam, or CCNA Concentration exam. You can even sit and pass any professional level or Cisco Specialist exam.

7. I got the CCNA certification, will this certification expire?

Yes, as said before, the CCNA certification will expired after 3 years and you will need to refresh your certification every 3 years.