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CCNA - Routing and Switching


Exams 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2, Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices. Revised version 2017.

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What is the CCNA - Routing and Switching?

What is the CCNA - Routing and Switching?

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is an international certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network and IT infrastructure.

The new Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 & 2 (ICND1 & ICND2) course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to install, operate and troubleshoot a small to medium branch network. The curriculum includes LAN Switching Technologies, Troubleshooting, WAN Technologies and IP Services (SNMP, Syslog, FHRP). The curriculum also includes the Operation of IP Data Networks, IP Addressing, Network Security, Basic Troubleshooting and DHCP, NAT, ACLs and other IP Routing Technologies.

The CCNA certification helps build the necessary foundational knowledge required for job roles such as network engineer, network specialist or network administrator and provides students with network infrastructure know how.

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By the end of this certification you will have detailed knowledge of Cisco switches, routers, basic migration of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts. In addition, the course provides the necessary knowledge and skills required for the following protocols: IP, OSPF, ACLs (Ethernet and Access Control Lists), VLANs, Frame Relay, Serial Line Interface Protocol and EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol.

The CCNA - Routing and Switching consists of two exams, the 100-105 ICND1 and the 200-105 ICND2.

  • The ICND1 tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on the operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IPv6, IP routing technologies, IP services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs), network device security, and basic troubleshooting - Try Demo

  • The ICND2 tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size enterprise branch network. The exam includes topics on LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies, IP services (FHRP, syslog, SNMP), troubleshooting, and WAN technologies - Try Demo
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The CCNA - Routing and Switching is our most popular and recognised certification and opens up the path to higher and more advanced Cisco Certifications such as the CCNA - Security and CCNP aswell as many IT and Telecommunications career opportunities. It is a great place to start as it requires no prerequisites from our programmes. If you would like any information, free support or career guidance, please request a callback from our helpful but friendly Cisco training staff or email info@ukcisco.com.

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.

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Here are 6 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.

In addition, the Cisco certified employees were found to be more likely to innovate with new ideas and creating new opportunities and solutions for their projects.

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Earn on Average £38,600pa with the CCNA in the UK.

Earn on Average £38,600pa with the CCNA in the UK

The Cisco CCNA is a globally recognised qualification across the IT and Telecommunications industry. A variety of government organisations, training institutions and corporations around the UK recommend or require the CCNA certification for their staff or channel partners. These includes Staples, BT, AT&T and the Cabinet Office. Within the UK, the average salary of a CCNA certified professional is £38,600pa with more than 84% being offered a salary of more than £25,000pa. The average salary for a CCNA graduate is estimated to be £22,900pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Network Engineer or a Support Engineer with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCNA Professionals:

  • Network Support
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Support Analyst
  • Support Engineer
  • Cisco Team Leader
  • Field Network Technician
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