CCNA Certification and Training Program

Introducing the new CCNA

New exam goes live on February 24, 2020

Achieving CCNA certification is the first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. To earn CCNA certification, you pass one exam that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, based on the latest networking technologies, software development skills, and job roles.


Cisco Systems designed the new CCNA program to prepare you for today’s associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security and automation and programmability. The program has one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare.

Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA training course and exam give you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction. CCNA certification covers a breadth of topics, including:

  • Network fundamentals
  • Network access
  • IP connectivity
  • IP services
  • Security fundamentals
  • Automation and programmability


There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Exams and recommended training

New exam goes live on February 24, 2020

Required exam

Recommended training

200-301 CCNA

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)


CCNA certification is valid for three years

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