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Hands-On CCNA Training in Northern Virginia

CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. It is a certification program that proves the individual’s ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a Wide Area Network or WAN.

To earn a CCNA certification, the individual must have adequate knowledge on basic mitigation of security threats, wireless networking concepts and terminology, use of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol, Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2, VLANs, Ethernet and access controls. Candidates for CCNA certification must also pass the CCNA examination, which includes multiple-choice single answer, multiple-choice multiple answers, drag and drop, fill in the blank and simulations. Some of the topics covered are designing a simple LAN using Cisco Technology, implementing a LAN, evaluating rules of packet control and troubleshooting routing protocols. This examination is delivered online with questions in sequence that do not allow a candidate to mark and return to exam question. CCNA course, exams and recommended training include the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO), the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND) or both.

CCNA certifications including specialties are valid for three years. To re-certify, the individual must pass one of the following examinations:

1. The current CCNA, CCDA, or ICND2 exam
2. A current CCNA concentration exam (wireless, security, or voice)
3. Any professional-level exam (of the 642-xxx category)
4. Any Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams)
5. A current CCIE or CCDE written exam
6. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

A certification in CCNA prepares network professionals on their way to a rewarding career in the Cisco Internetworking field.

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