CCNA is an
initialismfor the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification from Cisco. In speech and in writing, this certification is properly referred to by the initials CCNA rather than the full name. CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate was retired as stand-alone certification November 6, 2007 and was replaced by four CCNA concentrations: [ [http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/learning_certification_level_home.html Cisco CCNA Certification Concentrations] from Cisco] The certification is obtained through 80 hours of Cisco certfied training as well as passing the exam for the certification. CCNA (Networking): Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCNA Training: ICND1 and ICND2
CCNA Exam: 640-802
CCNA Voice: Cisco Certified Network Associate with a Concentration in Voice
CCNA Voice Training: IIUC
CCNA Voice Exam: 640-460 IIUC
CCNA Wireless: Cisco Certified Network Associate with a Concentration in Wireless Networks
CCNA Wireless Training: IUWNE
CCNA Wireless Exam:640-721 (Available July 25, 2008)
CCNA Security: Cisco Certified Network Associate with a Concentration in Network Secuirty
CCNA Security Training:IINS
CCNA Security Exam: 640-553
CCNA (Networking)Training is referred to as
ICND1, involving 40 hours of course work and ICND2, which also involves 40 hours of course work. This is a total of 80 hours of course work.
CCNA Voice Is referred to as
IIUC: 40 hours of course work for implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications solutions. Topics include basics of telephony as well as Voice over IP (VoIP) fundamentals, including various VoIP protocols. Fundemental core understanding of CUCME (Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express). Implement and troubleshoot CUE (Cisco Unity Express and Cisco Smart Business Communications System UC500 Series.
CCNA Wireless is referred to as
IUWNE: 40 hours of course work concentrating on the design, install, configure and monitoring of Cisco WLAN installations. Include hands-on labs that create an ad-hoc connection and involves analyzing and configuring a controller and access point (AP). Students also convert an autonomous AP to controller-based mode, install and configuring a mobility express wireless controller and AP. Students work with and actual working map editor tool as well as WCS database. Common troubleshooting issues are introduced by the instructor.
CCNA Security Training is referred to as
IINS: This includes 40 hours of course work to develop comprehensive security policy for an enterprise network. Focuses on securing a small branch-type office network using Cisco IOS security features available through web-based GUIs: SDMand CLIon the Cisco routers and switches.
CCNA(Networking)Exam 640-802:Composite exam associated with the CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) This exam tests a candidate's understanding of installation, operation, and troubleshooting of enterprise branch networks. Includes WAN connectivity, routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models
A combination of Exam 640-822 ICND1 and Exam 640-816 ICND2
CCNA Voice Exam 640-460 IIUC: This exam validate IP telephony installation, configuration, and maintenance skills on IP Telephony enterprises that use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and the UC500 Smart Business Communications System.
CCNA Wireless Exam 640-721 (Available July 25, 2008): The exam tests a candidate's knowledge of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs.
CCNA Security Exam 640-553:This exam tests competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure, such as securing Cisco routers and switches. Includes installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity and confidentiality.
Candidates have the option of gaining the certification by passing two tests ICND1 640-822 and ICND2 640-816, or one single test CCNA 640-802; the two-test option has the advantage of allowing the candidate to focus on certain subjects.
The certification is valid for three years; at that time a CCNA holder must either
* re-take the CCNA or ICND2 exam, or
* take and pass an exam for one of the Professional
Cisco Career Certifications(e.g., CCNP) or Specialist level certifications (excluding the sales specialist exams), or pass the CCIE written exam.
* [http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/learning_certification_level_home.html Cisco CCNA Paths and Concentrations ]
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