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Cisco Ccna Certification

  1. 1. CCNA Certification Deniz Kaya Microsoft, Cisco, Ironport Trainer CCSI, CCNP, MCT, MCSE, ICSI, ICSP
  2. 2. Changes to Cisco Career Certification A Lifecycle of Learning Updates to CCNA A Foundation in Networking <ul><li>Greater breadth reflects today’s enterprise networks </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on performance-based skills and hands-on practice </li></ul><ul><li>Localization addresses worldwide skills gap </li></ul>Introduction of CCENT An Accessible Entry Point <ul><li>Cisco CCENT Entry-Level Network Technician certifies skills for entry level network support </li></ul><ul><li>An intermediate step toward CCNA for those with little or no work experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growing Role of the Network Evolution of the Network Time Networking Skills Increase with the Role of the Network Voice transport Telecommuting/VPN Wireless Future Converged Apps Unified Communications IP Video Broad Training & Experience Required for New Careers Enhanced Security Switching Routing Storage Converged Solutions
  4. 4. Networking Job Demand Estimated to Grow ~3M in 2012 Right Experts—Right Place—Right Time Source: IDC White Papers on Networking Skills Gaps for – Europe (Sep 2005), Middle East and Pakistan (May 2006), APAC (Nov 2006), Israel (May 2006), South Africa (May 2006); Bain Analysis 0.7M 0.5M 0.2M 0.08M 0.2M 1.1M 0.12M 0.08M
  5. 5. Trends at the Entry Level <ul><li>CCNA is a big step for many new graduates, career-changers </li></ul><ul><li>Entry level job analysis shows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On average worldwide, networking job roles require 1-3 years experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many employers hiring for entry-level IT positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cisco research confirmed interest in lower-level certification among the following employers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VARs focused on SMB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology/retail support organization </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Updates to Cisco Certification <ul><li>Cisco is expanding certification of entry level skills and knowledge – the foundation of a successful career in networking. </li></ul><ul><li>New CCNA certification exam has greater breadth—more security, troubleshooting and basic wireless— and more time devoted to performance-based skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of new CCENT entry level certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligns with entry level networking support positions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Cisco Certification and Training - Value to Employers <ul><li>Acquire: </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-qualifies applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Develop: </li></ul><ul><li>Proficient in the latest advanced technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Retain: </li></ul><ul><li>Supports employee career development </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility with prospective customers </li></ul>“ Our company's technical footprint is greatly enhanced by our expert staff of Cisco certification holders.” Carleton Jones, CEO of Multimax
  8. 8. CCENT Makes Entry Level Jobs Accessible <ul><li>Students are looking for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment with career growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to learn and make a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employers with entry-level IT positions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small and medium sized businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology/retail organizations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Cisco CCENT Certification <ul><li>Certifies skills required to configure, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, under supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned to entry level positions in network support, such as help desk representative or technical support assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Requires first of two CCNA exams (ICND 1 640-822) </li></ul><ul><li>An optional, intermediate step towards CCNA certification </li></ul><ul><li>Recipients gain access to Cisco Certification Community and use of CCENT logo </li></ul>CCNA CCENT CCNP CCIE
  10. 10. Cisco Certifications “ Certifications validate your practical experience. You need Cisco certifications for any sort of networking role – it’s what employers demand” Adrian Cassar Business Systems Engineer, Budweiser UK “ Holding a Cisco certification enabled me to enter the career of my dreams, and now I have the opportunity to work for one of the most recognized productions studios in the world.” Chris Cugno, Senior Network Engineer, DreamWorks Animation SKG
  11. 11. Certification Exam Options Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2- 640-816) More Complex Networks LANs and VLANs IP Routing Access Lists CCNA Composite Exam ( 640-802 ) More Complex Networks LANs and VLANs IP Routing Access Lists Simple Networks Connected Networks Cisco IOS Devices Network Management Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1- 640-822 ) Simple Networks Connected Networks Cisco IOS Devices Network Management CCENT Certification CCNA Certification
  12. 12. Changes to CCNA Exams <ul><li>Now certifying ability to install, operate and trouble-shoot a secure, medium-size enterprise network </li></ul><ul><li>Includes configuration and verification of basic wireless and voice over IP networks </li></ul><ul><li>Greater emphasis on understanding and mitigating threats to network security </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting extended to network maintenance </li></ul>CCNA 640-802 (composite) ICND2 640-816 ICND1 640-822 Revised Exams ICND 640-811 INTRO 640-821 CCNA 640-801 Current Exams
  13. 13. ICND1 Exam The ICND1 (640-822) exam is one of the two qualifying exams available to candidates pursuing a two-exam option for CCNA certification. Description and Summary <ul><li>Network types, Network media </li></ul><ul><li>Routing and Switching fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>TCP/IP and OSI </li></ul><ul><li>IP addressing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic WAN technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring and Operating Cisco IOS devices </li></ul><ul><li>Basic wireless and security concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Configuring simple networks </li></ul>
  14. 14. ICND2 (640-816) Exam <ul><li>The ICND2 Exam (640-816) is the second qualifying exam available to candidates pursuing the two-exam option for CCNA certification. </li></ul>Description and Summary <ul><li>Select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco networking devices </li></ul><ul><li>Extend switched networks with VLANs </li></ul><ul><li>Determine IP routes </li></ul><ul><li>Manage IP traffic with access lists </li></ul><ul><li>Establish point-to-point connections </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Frame Relay connections </li></ul><ul><li>Configure, verify and troubleshoot OSPF and EIGRP </li></ul><ul><li>Configure NAT and DHCP </li></ul><ul><li>Configure, verify and troubleshoot RSTP, VTP, routing between VLANs in a small switched environment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. CCNA Exam <ul><li>The CCNA (640-802) exam qualifies a candidate pursuing the single-exam option for CCNA certification. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how a network works </li></ul><ul><li>Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications </li></ul><ul><li>Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size enterprise branch office network. </li></ul><ul><li>Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices </li></ul><ul><li>Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats </li></ul><ul><li>Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size enterprise branch office network. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement and verify WAN links </li></ul>
  16. 16. CCNA Certification Prep Center <ul><li>Offers informational broadcasts, simulations, remote labs, expert advice, success stories, discounts, forums, and educational games </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100,000 registered users </li></ul> <ul><li>Ask-the-Tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Online tutor answers content-related questions within one business day </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Cisco gear online for remote practice </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on exercises covering advanced technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended titles from Cisco Press </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Games </li></ul>
  17. 17. CCNA Concentrations Cisco Learning Partner COURSE: Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications (IIUC) EXAM: IIUC 640-460 Cisco Learning Partner COURSE: Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) EXAM: IUWNE 640-721 Cisco Learning Partner COURSE: Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) EXAM: IINS 640-453 CCNA Wireless CCNA Security CCNA Voice Requirements: Hold active CCNA Certification ( 640-802 CCNA comp exam or 640-822 ICND1 and 640-816 ICND2 exams) and pass the corresponding CCNA Concentration exams
  18. 18. CCNA Security <ul><li>Verifies an individual’s skills in the following roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Security Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Security Support Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of Cisco Security devices/technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to administer security policies and identify risks in networks </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as prerequisite for CCSP Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Employers hiring individuals can feel confident their staff has the skills needed to install, troubleshoot and monitor Cisco security technologies. </li></ul>
  19. 19. CCNA Voice <ul><li>Verifies individual skills for SMB and Enterprise Branch job roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Validates skills in voice applications and infrastructure concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of performing baseline installation, configuration and maintenance tasks on Cisco VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite to Enhanced CCVP Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Employers hiring individuals can feel confident their staff has the ability to perform baseline installation, operating and maintenance tasks on Cisco VoIP solutions. </li></ul>
  20. 20. CCNA Wireless <ul><li>Verifies an individual’s skills in the following roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Technicians, Support Technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security engineers focused on wireless networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WLAN project managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Support Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Configuration, implementation and support of wireless LANs, specifically Cisco equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Installing, configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Employers hiring individuals can feel confident their staff has the skills needed for basic wireless networking on a Cisco WLAN in SMB and enterprise networks. </li></ul>
  21. 21. CCNA Concentrations Exam Requirements <ul><li>Multiple choice exams </li></ul><ul><li>90-minute duration </li></ul><ul><li>Available globally via Pearson VUE Test Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite For All - CCNA Exam - 2 exam options </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICND1 Exam #640-822 and ICND2 Exam #640-816 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCNA Composite Exam #640-802 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Network Security Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Perimeter Security </li></ul><ul><li>Network Security Using Cisco IOS Firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>Site-to-Site VPNs </li></ul><ul><li>Network Security Using Cisco IOS IPS </li></ul><ul><li>LAN, SAN, Voice, and Endpoint Security Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Unified Communications Systems Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Telephony Operations </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Unity Express Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Smart Business Communications System Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>CCNA Security Exam </li></ul><ul><li>IINS Exam #640-553 </li></ul><ul><li>CCNA Voice Exam </li></ul><ul><li>IIUC Exam #640-460 </li></ul><ul><li>CCNA Wireless Exam </li></ul><ul><li>IUWNE Exam #640-721 </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Cisco WLAN Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Clients </li></ul><ul><li>WLAN Security </li></ul><ul><li>WCS Administration </li></ul>
  22. 22. Expanding Cisco Career Certifications Career Specialty <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Unified Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Optical </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Routing and Switching </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation </li></ul>Expert: CCIE ® R&S, SANS, SP, Security, Voice, CCDE Professional: CCNP ® , CCIP ® , CCSP ® , CCVP ™ , CCDP ® Associate: CCNA ® , CCENT CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCDA ®
  23. 23. Cisco Learning Network <ul><li>Community Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a social networking (Web 2.0) experience that empowers Cisco customers seeking knowledge, community, training, information, and support as they start or enhance their careers through Cisco certifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who Can Participate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The site is open to anyone—all customers, partners, and employees, regardless of certification level. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help reach 3 million technically qualified individuals by 2012. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified professionals help our partners and customers achieve success in their own endeavors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability of Cisco to co-create learning products with customers and partners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Cisco Concentrations - Master the language that connects the world <ul><li>Meets the current and future needs of both employers and employees </li></ul><ul><li>Program information: (live on 6/24) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
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