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 curriculum.
Update! Cisco Approves Online Testing Option For CCNA 200-301
CCNA 200-301 Knowledge Domains
20% Network Fundamentals
20% Network Access
25% IP Connectivity
10% IP Services
15% Security Fundamentals
10% Automation and Programmability
New CCNA Topics!
CCNA 200-301 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 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. They have virtual appliances and CCNA engineers now support private and cloud data center connections.
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.