CISCO ANNOUNCES NEW EXAMS
On March 26, 2013, Cisco announced updates to their associate-level certifications. CCENT is now the only prerequisite certification for the newly-created CCNA Routing & Switching certification (formerly CCNA) as well as the CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCDA certifications. The changes reflect the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology, including IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS licensing, and a simplified 802.1x security implementation. For full details, visit ciscopress.com/ccna.
Prerequisite Certification: CCDA currently has no prerequisites. Effective October 1, 2013, CCDA will require prerequisites of CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or CCIE/CCDE Certification.
Required Exam: DESGN 640-864.
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Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 4 years
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