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Cisco CCNA 200-301 Exam

CCNA 200-301 replaces all previous CCNA exams with a single exam. The new exam is 120-minutes with 100+ questions and exam fee is $300 USD. There are significant changes to the new CCNA syllabus and an online testing option.

New CCNA Topics!

CCNA 200-301 includes a significant amount of wireless and network automation. That is attributed to the popularity of mobile devices, cloud computing and SDN architecture. Cisco is aligning the new CCNA certification exam with a shift to internet-based connectivity model and OSPF for routing IP protocol only. EIGRP was created for multiprotocol routing and RIP is not scalable for mobile and cloud connections.

The management and troubleshooting of network infrastructure is being radically changed with SDN open source architecture. Cisco has enabled programmable features on their devices and virtualization from physical equipment to software services.

CCNA Training Strategy

Preparing for CCNA certification requires students to invest time to pass the exam. The best strategy is a streamlined study plan with the right information instead of more information.

CCNA 200-301 Full Certification Prep Course

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA 200-301)

This course is designed for any candidates that want to attain the new Cisco CCNA 200-301 certification. Take your skills to the next level with a course that goes beyond CCNA for your current career. CCNA 200-301 is the new industry standard certification for network administrators, data center operations, and support engineers.

Study with a certification prep course instead of a CCNA networking course for best results and optimal training. This course is also recommended before starting higher level CCNP, CCIE and security certifications. Study plan is 100% Cisco approved curriculum with no outdated topics.

Course includes top-rated study notes, instructional quizzes, labs, network simulations, and exclusive study tools. Learn fundamentals with each lecture designed specifically for Cisco CCNA 200-301 certification. Each lecture includes downloadable labs with easy instructions to learn hands-on CLI configuration skills. CCNA authentic prep course designed to get you 100% ready for the new CCNA 200-301 exam.

  • Learn all CCNA topics with a configuration-oriented “learn by doing” approach to start with.
  • Understand networking concepts with study notes from a top-rated CCNA study guide.
  • Test your knowledge with section learning quizzes that explain why an answer is incorrect.
  • Learn how to configure Cisco CLI with downloadable labs and step-by-step instructions.
  • Practice and verify your technical skills with CCNA question and answer simulation labs.
  • Essential certification study tools that include popular whiteboard and configuration tool.     
  • Last mile key lectures with recommendations for how to score your best on the exam.
  • Get your questions answered from me directly via instructor link anytime for virtual classroom. 
  • Start your networking career, update your skills for promotion, and study for higher level certifications.
  • Udemy Instructor message link is available to discuss course training and get your questions answered!

CCNA 200-301 Full Certification Prep Course

Cisco CCNA Exam Tips and Tricks

Cisco CCNA certification has become increasingly complex with questions from multiple knowledge domains and topics. The following are some recommendations to score your best on the new CCNA exam. 

CCNA Practice Tests

Practice tests are essential and when designed properly should verify what you have learned and your exam readiness. They are well worth the cost. You should verify your skills before going into an exam that is $300 USD. The practice tests should have labs to practice operational commands and configuration. Each practice test should include the correct percentage of questions per topic. Practice until you score at least 85% and have honed your time management skills properly.

CCNA 200-301 Pre-Exam Practice Tests

CCNA Question Types

Multiple Choice – Select the correct answer from multiple options.

Multiple Selection – Select more than one correct answer from multiple options.

Drag and Drop –Match a list of items such as protocols for example with the correct description.

Unscored – Cisco will ask questions on the CCNA exam that are not listed with the official syllabus. They are for research purposes only and do not count toward your final exam score.

Exam Day Recommendations

  • The testing center will give you double-sided laminated paper at the beginning of the exam. Request 3-5 of them so you are not interrupting your exam.
  • There is a 15-minute tutorial before the exam starts. Use that time to create your whiteboard notes. It is a collection of facts and figures that you have for quick reference. The online testing option provides a digital whiteboard.

CCNA Exam Day Whiteboard

  • Subnetting is a key aspect of the CCNA exam for a variety of questions. It is easy as well to make mistakes when converting between binary and decimal values. Write at least all class C subnets on paper when the exam starts. Include the subnetting table and binary table shown for quick conversions.

Learn Subnetting in Minutes

  • Don’t burn time with a question you could only guess on. Take your best guess and move on to the next question.
  • Do not click Next until you are satisfied with your answer and ready for the next question. There is no review allowed or navigation permitted to a previous question.
  • Do not waste time considering your answers from previous questions. There is no back button or end of test question review with CCNA exam.
  • Complex questions are sometimes comprised of convoluted wording, drawings and show command listings. Consider fundamentally what the question is testing.
  • Read each question a couple of times carefully (to make a well worn point). Note the subtleties with each question that Cisco employs and what the question is really asking.

CCNA Sample Question

The following is an example of wording for a typical CCNA style question.

Q. What command will verify that a router interface is operational (up/up) and responding on a router?

        A. show running-config

        B. show ip interface brief

        C. telnet

        D. ping

The key word responding is used here and that implies sending a packet to an interface and verifying that it is up.  

The command show running-config is wrong. You are at the router and can only verify the interface is configured correctly. It is an administrative command that does not verify the interface is responding to arriving packets.  

The command show ip interface brief is wrong. You are at the router so there is no send/return of packets and cannot confirm the interface is responding to arriving packets.

Telnet option is inconclusive. Device requires a Telnet configuration. You would not know if the problem was with the Telnet configuration (application layer), ACL filter (application layer) somewhere or the interface (Layer 1-Layer 3).

Ping is best answer. The ICMP packet is sent to the interface and returns with either destination unreachable or packets received to confirm the router interface is operational. You can ping any interface configured with an IPv4 address or IPv6 address.

ping 192.168.1.1

ping 2001:DB8:3C4D:1::1

ping ipv6 2001:DB8:3C4D:1::1

ping ipv6 (extended ipv6 ping only)