CCNA 200-301 Certification FAQs

CCNA 200-301 is a single exam that is 120-minutes in duration with approximately 100 questions. There are significant changes to the CCNA 200-301 syllabus and candidates have the option of either in-person or online testing.

Cisco Exam NumberCCNA 200-301
Number of Questions100
Duration120 minutes
Pass Score825/1000 (82%)
Cost300 USD
Types of Questionmultiple choice, drag and drop, performance-based labs

Exam Topics Removed

CCNA 200-301 syllabus is based on six knowledge domains. Cisco has moved troubleshooting to CCNP so that CCNA is now a foundational certification. The following is a list of topics removed and no longer tested. Some unscored questions appear on the exam for research purposes only.

  • OSI Model, Ethernet Frame, Switch Stacking, VTP
  • Inter-VLAN Routing, OSPFv3, BGP, RIP, GRE
  • All Network Troubleshooting Topics

New CCNA Exam Topics!

CCNA 200-301 has a significant number of new topics that include automation, wireless, and cyber security. That is attributed to the popularity of wireless connectivity, cloud and SDN architecture. You will notice keywords such as describe, explain, and compare that are used in the official exam syllabus. There are traditional configuration core topics and new performance-based labs recently announced. Refer to all red highlighted topics with syllabus for new topics.

Cisco has aligned CCNA 200-301 exam with a shift to monolithic IP only connectivity and DNA Center automation. The management of network infrastructure now includes automation and SDN. Cisco devices support programmable features and virtualization of network services.

Knowledge DomainsScoring
Network Fundamentals20%
Network Access20%
IP Connectivity25%
IP Services10%
Security Fundamentals15%
Automation and Programmability10%

It is important to dispel the confusion and hype that surrounds Cisco CCNA certification. OSPFv2 is the primary routing protocol, however you should know the administrative distances of EIGRP, RIP, BGP, and IS-IS. You could also have other route selection questions on EIGRP as well since it is a Cisco proprietary routing protocol.

Cisco CCNA 200-301 Syllabus

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