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New CCNA 200-301 Exam

CCNA 200-301 is a 120-minute exam that replaces all current CCNA exams with only a single exam effective Feb. 24, 2020.

The new exam has single-area OSPFv2 as the only dynamic routing protocol. There are no troubleshooting topics on the new exam either. Simulation labs (notoriously difficult) are now only configure and verify.

Current CCNA Exams

CCNA 200-125, ICND1 100-105, and ICND2 200-105 are available for registration only until Feb. 23, 2020.

CCNA 200-301 Knowledge Domains

     20%      Network Fundamentals

     20%      Network Access

     25%      IP Connectivity

     10%      IP Services

     15%      Security Fundamentals

     10%      Automation and Programmability

Curriculum Alert!

CCNA 200-301 exam includes a significant amount of wireless and network programmability. That is attributed to the popularity of mobile devices, cloud computing and SDN architecture. Cisco is aligning the CCNA certification exam with a shift to internet-based connectivity model and OSPF for routing IP protocol only. EIGRP was previously 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. They have virtual appliances and CCNA engineers now support private and cloud data center connections.

CCNA Whiteboard

CCNA Study Notes

CCNA certification has become increasingly difficult and requires proper preparation to pass the exam. It is important to learn fundamentals and summarize what was learned multiple times as exam day approaches. This is a study tool designed for review of key concepts, subnetting, IP addressing, protocol operation, design rules and configuration. There is a systems troubleshooting section as well with root cause lists for common network problems. The exam review effectively summarizes course training and books. Review and refresh your knowledge of all key information to hit the ground running.

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