What is CCNA?
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a certificate issued by Cisco, the world’s best-known company specializing in the manufacture and sale of networking equipment. This certificate will help you gain knowledge of the following topics
- TCP/IP models
- Switches and routers
- Network utilities (ping, tracert, arp)
- IP addresses and subnets
- Virtual local area networks and channels
- Routing protocols such as OSPF
- WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK
- NAT and ACLs
- Automation and programmability
How do you get CCNA certification?
You can get Online CCNA Training in Dubai by passing one exam – CCNA 200-301. The exact number of questions on the exam may vary, but it is about 120 questions. The minimum score may also vary, but the maximum is around 800-850 out of 1000 points.
Where will the exam be held?
If you want to take the CCNA exam, you need to book a test date through Pearson VUE, an online testing company. Pearson VUE has many accredited testing centers around the world and you may find one in your area. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, it is also possible to take the test at home on your own laptop. If you want to take the test at home, you must meet the test requirements, which include webcam monitoring.
The test is available in English and Japanese and takes 120 minutes to complete. After taking the test, you will receive your result immediately. Cisco provides only basic information about your score, so you won’t know for sure which questions you answered correctly and which you didn’t!
Preparing for the test
There are many ways to prepare for the exam:
Take a CCNA course – many companies and educational institutions offer Cisco courses. You can use this online tool to find an academy near you. Such courses usually last several months and include a lot of hands-on training. Prices vary by location, but courses can be quite expensive (up to $1,000).
Self-study with textbooks and online courses – Another popular way to prepare for the CCNA exam is self-study. There are many quality resources and tools available on the Internet that allow you to study without expensive equipment such as GNS3 or Packet Tracer. Certainly, this site is one of the quality online resources :-). Many people use sites like eBay or Amazon to find CCNA kits that allow them to learn on real hardware.
Targeted boot camps – week-long intensive hands-on courses that cover a month’s worth of material in a few days. Not recommended for beginners.