You can achieve the CCNA Routing and Switching certification by two different paths.
2) You can pass one exam, usually referred and CCNA Composite, CCNA (200-125).
The exams topics of ICND1 + ICDN2 are the same as those from CCNA.
When you pass ICND1 (100-105), you will become CCENT certified, the entry certification level for Cisco Certifications. CCENT is prerequisite for some cisco certifications. Take a look here. If you pass CCNA (200-125) you will become CCNA certified.
I still have a Question about the 2 exam VS the composite
My understanding is: I may choose to take 2 exam ( 100-105 and 200-105) over the years like one un Dec the other March next years, to get my CCNA.
directly go for 200-125 one shot and That it?!
My goal is to get the CCNA anyway..but lack of time for studying.. doing 2 exam, spread on time look more do able for me. But the topic to study are exactly the same or bit different??.. I already have ICDN1 and 2 book up to date.
Yes, correct. As mentioned by other members above, candidates have two different options that lead to the CCNA R&S certification:
Option 1: 200-125 CCNA Composite (single exam)
Option 2: 100-105 ICND1 + 200-105 ICND2 (two exams)
With the single exam option, you get combined topics (ICND1+ICND2) so some candidates might find it more difficult without experience. However, the two exam option is generally more popular among beginners. The important thing is to make sure you know the exam topics really well before taking the exam(s).
Also, taking the two exam option will certify you in two certifications, CCENT (ICND1) and CCNA R&S (ICND1+ICND2). The composite single exam will only certify you in CCNA R&S.
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I had the same questions, and my decision was to take in two parts instead of composite. Why the costs of one or the other are almost the same. Give or take a few bucks!
It depends on a lot of the reasons and your experience. When I decided to take the CCNA exam, it started as a goal of simply having the CISCO certification. Although I had been working so many years in Networking, as I was covering the subjects I found out there was a lot of interesting factors and details I did not know and found in fact fascinating. So I made the decision to complete the certification for the main reason of completely mastering the subjects and not just memorizing. With this in mind, I find the 2 tests will let you focus more in-depth for these (my) reasons. I hope this helps and good luck!
WOW..Im Impress by your quick anwser. Yes it's very helpful thanks you very much everyone!
Should'nt be the challenge of my life, but I what to make it right. Im an old Network technician. Im Alcatel NRs2 (CCNP)..yes I know!!:).Transformation of the compagny I working for requires...But I have to start at the bottom.
I want to get better in IP phone and Security so the logic turn is to get certified with cisco and start at the bottom . And Have to admit most of compagnies used CISCO.
My main point are the time to study and not least, I am French canadian so I need a bit more concentration because everything are in english.
in CCNA certification their is two paths
1. you can do 100-105 (CCENT/ICND 1) and 200-105 (ICND 2)
2.200-125 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
both paths are consider as CCNA certified person. you can choose your path according to your requirement.
for more details,(see Exams & Recommended Training)
Passing the 200-125 CCNA Composite exam will only certify you in CCNA R&S but not in CCENT. The only way to obtain the CCENT certification is by passing the current ICND1 exam. For more information about the requirements, please visit IP Networking (CCENT)
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