Designed to prepare professionals for associate-level IT job roles, the new CCNA will validate a broad range of knowledge and skills. The exam covers networking and security fundamentals, as well as automation and programmability.
And yes, you only have to take one exam, the Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA), to earn the new CCNA! Previously, candidates typically had to take multiple exams to earn CCNA certification. The exam is scheduled to go live Feb. 24, 2020.
While there are no prerequisites for the 200-301 exam, Cisco recommends at least one year of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions, knowledge of basic IP addressing, and a solid understanding of networking basics.
The new CCNA will replace the following certifications:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA 200-301) upon completion of the course students will gain knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The course, Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA), helps candidates prepare for this exam. This course includes fundamental to advance level topics. We provide in-hands training on network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability. The whole training is focused to offer foundation level skills and knowledge that take students’ careers in a new direction.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Percent change in employment projected 2016-26
Total, all occupations
Network and computer systems administrators
Note: All Occupations include all occupations in the U.S. Economy.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program
Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Growth also is expected as the use of IT in healthcare increases. However, an increase in cloud computing could raise the productivity of network administrators, slowing their growth across many industries.
Employment of network administrators in the computer systems design and related services industry is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026. The increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses that do not have their own dedicated IT departments could increase the demand for network and computer systems administrators within this industry.