For a few months I’ve been predicting the release of the new Cisco CCNA exam and today the announcement was made. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-125) has been announced. This is the Cisco CCNA 3.0 but as usual, can also be taken via the one or two exam route.
No doubt this has induced panic in anyone who has been putting taking the exam off, and it’s no surprise looking at what’s been added to the syllabus. You have until 20 August 2016 to pass the current CCNA exam.
Here are just some of the subjects in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-125) exam syllabus. Bear in mind that some of these will be knowledge only but many will require you to configure and troubleshoot:
- RIPv2 is back in!!
- EIGRP for IPv6.
- DHCP Snooping
- IPv6 Access Lists
- Configuring SNMP v2 and v3
- Impact of Cloud Computing
- IPv6 Subnetting
- Switch Stacking
- GRE Tunnels
- ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool
Check the Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-125) exam syllabus yourself here. You’ll need to create a free Cisco account to see it I’m afraid.
The Cisco CCNA 3.0 now resembles the old style CCNP exam. It’s super hard and will weed out all but the most committed student. It certainly isn’t suitable for newbies so ensure you are at least Network+ level before embarking on your studies.
If you want to pass the current version, then you must knuckle down and put in two good hours per day as a minimum; starting today. Forget Game of Thrones, forget Facebook and other fun stuff and fill every spare minute with Cisco study. It’s only for a few weeks, and then you will be all good for the next three years.
If you want the best chance of passing then, please check out my Cisco CCNA Simplified course. It covers all the theory, labs, solutions and has a ton of practise exams.
As always. Have fun.