Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a 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. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience.

The CCNA Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

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There are no prerequisites for students who are interested in earning their CCNA Routing and Switching.

Required Exam(s)

  • 100-150 ICND1


  • 200-105 ICND2


CCNA Routing & Switching certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, the candidate must pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam or Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam


  • Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams)


  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam


  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam


  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications