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Cisco Certified Design Associate


Exam 200-310 DESGN, revised version 2017

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What is the CCDA?

What is the CCDA?

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who enable efficient network environments with an understanding of network design for the Cisco converged network. This course covers areas such as discussing methodology in network design, designing a network address plan and selecting suitable routing protocol for a given network design and designing the remote connectivity modules as needed. This globally recognised certification validates skills in designing routed and switched network infrastructures and services.

After becoming certified you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Discuss methodology in network design
  • Describing how to structure and modularise the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture Design the Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Data Centre modules
  • Designing the Remote Connectivity modules as needed
  • Designing a network address plan and selecting a suitable routing protocol for a given network design
  • Evaluating security solutions for the network.
  • Discuss the design implications of voice transport across the network
  • Discuss the design implications of wireless networking

CCENT (ICND1) is now required for all delegates wishing to achieve CCDA Certification. CCNP Switching Knowledge is also recommended but is not required.

The CCDA consist of a single exam, the 200-310 DESGN. This exam provides you with all of the information you will need to interview a customer (who might be your boss!), identify networking solutions that meet the needs discovered in the interview, and then design a network infrastructure that meets those needs! The current CCDA ensures the latest popular technologies are included, for example, wireless, VoIP, and data center architectures. The exam is made up from the following modules:

  • Module 1 - Design Methodologies
  • Module 2 - Design Objectives
  • Module 3 - Addressing and routing Protocols in an Existing Network
  • Module 4 - Enterprise Network Design
  • Module 5 - Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network
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Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification.

Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification

In 2017, Cisco completed a study targeted at understanding the value of Cisco certification for employers of Cisco certified professionals. Designed to measure employer perceptions about employees with Cisco certifications, the study specifically focused on how employers measure the value of Cisco certified individuals in their business. Three-quarters of 200 network managers surveyed concurred that their Cisco certified employees are more knowledgeable and more valuable than their noncertified employees. Here are six employee performance metrics that were considered as part of the study:

  • Speed in completing network-related IT projects - A majority of network managers in the survey indicated that Cisco certified employees complete network-related IT projects more quickly than noncertified employees.
  • Speed in resolving technical problems - Cisco certified employees were found to be much quicker at resolving technical problems.
  • Quickness in coming up to speed during onboarding - A high percentage (78 percent) of network managers in the survey rated their Cisco certified staff as coming up to speed faster than noncertified employees.
  • Effectiveness in completing network-related IT projects - The network managers in the survey viewed Cisco certified employees as completing network-related projects more successfully.
  • Effectiveness in resolving technical problems - The network managers in the survey confirmed that their Cisco certified employees resolve technical problems more effectively.
  • Employee performance metrics overall - Networking managers attributed, at the least, a 37 percent average improvement rating for these performance metrics from Cisco certified employees.
Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCDA.

Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCDA

Within the UK, the average salary of a CCDA certified professional is £89,000pa. The average salary for an CCDA graduate is estimated to be £36,00pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Network Engineer or a Network Consultant with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCDA Technicians:

  • WAN Administrator
  • Network Design Technician
  • Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
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