CCNA v2, the rebooted CCNA, with an added flavour of R&S, has been streamlined to include the broader aspects of routing and switching. With new concepts like IPv6, Ether Channel, DHCP, autonomus labs etc integrated into the curriculum, Cisco has revamped and renamed its foundational course into a track specific certification program much like its equivalents in Wireless, Security or Datacenter.
CCNA R&S, the basic level in Cisco certification programs, validates the competence of network professionals in Routing, Switching and Connectivity. CCNA R&S gives the foundational knowledge in networking hardware cores like TCP/IP protocols, Routers, Switches, LAN, WAN, etc, enabling you to install, configure, operate, troubleshoot, maintain and manage IP and non IP networks.
There are no definite pre-requisites for the CCNA R&S program, but it would be advantageous to have a general technical know-how, especially for those from non-technical background.
MODES OF TRAINING
Regular batches, Online training, Bootcamps/FastTrack
COURSE DURATION: 60 Hrs
EXAM : 200-120
The new CCNA R&S can be taken in one, single exam – The CCNA Composite. It is a 90 min multi-answer multiple choice exam including lab simulations. The pass mark for the exam is 82.5%.
You may take it as two as individual papers as well:
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1 – exam code: 100-101)
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2 – exam code 200-101)
Note: As in all CISCO exams you cannot review (return to) any questions; Hence it would benefit to be well-prepared with a deep subject knowledge of networking before taking up the exam.
The CCNA R&S certification is valid for three years.