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CCNA Course: The full form of CCNA is Cisco Certified Network Associate, it is a Certification course program with a duration of 3 months to 1 year, this course is designed to develop the ability to operate, design, install and troubleshoot the routed and switched systems. The CCNA certified professionals are well trained in connecting to remote sites with the help of WAN (wide area network), decreasing the essential system security threats and comprehending the basic systems administration concepts and terminology.
We can also say that the CCNA course is a virtual gateway that takes you to advanced networking, it explains all the fundamental concepts of Networking and other technology related to networking. The candidates have to go through a CCNA exam to get the CCNA Certification, the validity of this certification is 3 years, in the meantime of 3 years, the candidate can apply in the leading companies and get high-paying job opportunities, after the 3 years of certification, the validity of the certification expires and the candidate needs to go through CCNA exam test (recertification test) once again to continue being CCNA certified.
This certification course is suitable for professionals who belong to a networking background or are interested in the networking field. If you are someone who had done the graduation in subjects like Information Science, Computer Science or Computer science engineering, then this course fits your profile.
A CCNA Course enhances you to become more resourceful for any organization and allows you to get more career growth opportunities. A CCNA certified professional always gets offered a better salary package than the one who isn’t CCNA certified. This certification is globally recognized by organizations and hence the demand for a CCNA certificate holding professional is high in the employment sector of networking, computer science, and Information Technology.
The CCNA course is divided into ten different forms as listed below:
|List of CCNA Certificates|
|CCNA Service Provider||CCNA Cyber Ops|
|CCNA Industrial||CCNA Security|
|CCNA Data Centre||CCNA Collaboration|
|CCNA Wireless||CCNA Cloud|
|CCDA||CCNA Routing & Switching|
For each CCNA course type, there are different sets of examinations, candidates have to choose their course type, Also each exam has a different duration and set of questions (75 minutes to 2 hours depending on the exam type).
The duration of the CCNA course varies from 3 months to 12 months as it is decided by the institute offering the course.
The course fee of CCNA might vary from 150 USD to 350 USD (Rs 12,000 approx to Rs 30,000 approx) But there is not any fixed fee for the CCNA course, the fee also depends on the institute offering the course and the duration of the CCNA certification course.
|Certification||Exam Codes||Number of Questions||Duration of Exam|
|CCDA||200-310 DESGN||55-65||75 minutes|
|CCNA Cyber Ops||210-250 SECFND
|CCNA Cloud||210-451 CLDFND
|CCNA Collaboration||210-060 CICD
|CCNA Wireless||200-355 WIFUND||60-70||90 minutes|
|CCNA Industrial||200-601 IMINS2||65-75||90 minutes|
|CCNA Routing and Switching||200-125 CCNA
|CCNA Security||210-260 IINS||60-70||90 minutes|
|CCNA Service Provider||640-875 SPNGN1
|CCNA Data Center||200-150 DCICN||55-65||90 minutes|
|Name of the Technology||Skills & Abilities suitable for the Certification type||Applicable CCNA Certification|
|Routing & Switching||Ability to install, monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure products.||CCNA Routing and Switching|
|Design||Skills to design network infrastructures and services.||Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)|
|Data Center||Basic knowledge of configuring, installing, and maintaining the data centers.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)|
|Security||developing security infrastructure, recognizing threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigating security threats.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)|
|Voice/Collaboration||comprehension of VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice (CCNA Voice)|
|Wireless||The ability to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise networks.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless)|
|Services Provider||Knowledge of Service Provider industry core networking technologies and trends, and the ability to configure and implement baseline Service Provider Next-Generation networks.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Service Provider (CCNA SP)|
|Video||Ability to deploy video end-points, operate networked video solutions, and set-up, new users.||Cisco Certified Network Associate Video (CCNA Video)|
Please note that the CCNA syllabus keeps getting updated according to technology advancement and industry requirements.
What are the Main Concepts taught in a CCNA Certification course?
The curriculum of the CCNA Course is quite complex and it is upgraded frequently according to the latest technology up-gradation, CCNA curriculum includes some of the common topics such as OSI Models, IP Addressing. IP Routing, Troubleshooting, Network device security, WLAN, VLAN, Network Security and Management including ACL.
Below are the concepts (modules) on which a CCNA course emphasizes:
Module 1: Network Fundamentals
Module 2: Network Access
Module 3: IP Connectivity
Module 4: IP Services
Module 5: Security Fundamentals
Module 6: Automation and Programmability
What are the concepts taught in a CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification course?
If you want to be a Cisco Certified Network Associate, you need to pass one exam of CCNA (exam name- #200-125 CCNA), the duration of that exam will be 90 minutes, a total of 50 or 60 questions will be asked in the exam based on the following concepts:
What are the minimum marks required to pass a CCNA Exam?
A candidate needs to score at least 810 to 850 marks out of 1000 to pass a CCNA exam.
There are the following 9 types of CCNA certification and CCDA Design programs.
CCNA is a 3 months to 12 months long certification course, this certification course opens doors to more high-paying job opportunities, CCNA certification program is recognized all over the world and it is valued in the Information technology and networking companies such as Accenture, IBM, Virtela, TCS, Wipro, Global Cloud Xchange and many more.
|Job Profile||Average Salary Package|
|Network Engineer||Rs 3.39 L.P.A|
|Network Administrator||Rs 3.7 L.P.A|
|Network & Support Technician||Rs 2.03 L.P.A|
|Network Support Executive||Rs 3.75 L.P.A|
|System Engineer||Rs 4.40 L.P.A|
|Network Implementer||Rs 7 L.P.A|
|Network Optimizer||Rs 3 L.P.A|
|Network Designer||Rs 6.8 L.P.A|
|Network Planner||Rs 3.39 L.P.A|
|Field Engineer||Rs 2.96 L.P.A|
As already mentioned - Cisco's CCNA certification course is offered in 10 different types, each Certification-type offers you various skill sets and hence the job titles and roles differ in every certification type. Below is the given list of different job prospects offered after the CCNA certification.
Job Titles after CCNA Routing & Switching
Job Titles after CCDA
Job Titles after CCNA Cloud
Job Titles after CCNA Collaboration
Job Titles after CCNA Cyber Ops
Job Titles after CCNA Industrial
Job Titles after CCNA Service Provider
Job Titles after CCNA Data Centre
Job Titles after CCNA Security
Job Titles after CCNA Wireless
A lot of candidates have asked us "can we do self-study for the CCNA exam?" Well, the answer is yes! You can do self-study for the preparation for the CCNA exam, but you have to enroll yourself in a CCNA course from an institute to get the study material and to appear in the CCNA exam.
The following are the institutes in India that offer the CCNA Certification course:
|Reliable Network Technologies||CMS IT TDC|
|CMS IT Training Institute Andheri||Precognition Technologies Pvt. Ltd.|
|MAXX Networking Technologies||NIIT|
A CCNA certification is globally recognized and valued by the companies, this course can help any individual to get a job, after this certification the salary bar for the individual increases gradually. Many top MNC’s, Telecom companies, and IT companies are looking for CCNA certified professionals.
Some of the top companies who are constantly looking forward to recruiting CCNA professionals are:
|JIO Communications||Dimension Data|
|Cisco Systems||Orange Business Services|
|Orient Technologies||Reliance Communications|
If you are someone who believes that the CISCO will continue to dominate the industry in the future and want to pursue your career in the Information technology and Networking field, then a CCNA course can help you become a handful of assets for the organization you are dreaming to work with. A CCNA course gives you extensive knowledge about networking tools and concepts of network security. If you are currently working in the IT Sector, this course will definitely help you to switch from your existing job to a better paying and more challenging networking job. Most companies find a professional CCNA certificate holder more resourceful than an average Computer science or IT professional.
|Computer Degree Programs|
|DCFA Course||ADCA Course|
|Tally Course||A Level Course|
|B Level Course||CCA Course|
|O Level Course||BCA Course|
|CCC Course||Hardware and Networking Course|
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