CCNA, short for Cisco Certified Network Associate, is one of the premier certs in the area of networking. The topics usually covered by CCNA include TCP/IP and OSI stacks, IPv4 subnets, IP v6 addressing schemes, STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), ACLs (Access Control Lists), routing protocols such as RIP v2, OSPF and OSPF v3, BGP, and wireless networks. The new syllabus deviated from the past very significantly. Notable deletions were RIP v2, OSPF v3, and TCP/IP fundamentals. Notable additions are WLC (Wireless Controllers, specifically Cisco WLC), DNA (Cisco Digital Network Architecture, and network security. Candidates are expected to learn Cisco centric technologies like WLC GUI and DNA in addition to usual iOS that runs on Cisco routers and switches. DNA is the Cisco’s solution to recently emerging Open Networks Architecture.
Apart from the above, two exams track is going to be discontinued. i.e. CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) and ICND2 (Inter Connecting Network Devices 2) exams together used to qualify a candidate to be Cisco certified. It appears that ths track is being discontinued.
Over all, it is expected that the new exam is broader in covering various technologies including the following:
- Wireless Controllers
- Network Security
- DNA (Open Source project that compares with this is Open Daylight project)
- Router and Switch iOS
It is recommended that those who are in the middle of preparation for the existing version of CCNA (200-125) complete the same before the deadline (23rd Feb 2020) as the new objectives of the exam require lot of time and effort due to significant differences in exam topics.
Certexams.com offers the following for CCNA 200-125:
- CCNA Practice Tests (200-125)
- CCNA Network Simulator with Designer
- CCNA Cheatsheets
- CCNA Online Labs (Physical lab access)
Wish you all good luck!
Certexams.com, a leading network simulator provider, updated it’s SwitchSim for iOS/JUNOS to include the following:
- Explanation for the labs – Now most of the labs include explanation for the lab. New commands and functionalities have been explained in detail for ease of understanding.
- Update to command sequence- Based on the user feedback, we observed that a few conditionalities are in conflict with execution of certain commands. The same have been fixed.
- New labs – a few labs have been added.
- Improved lab diagrams – Again, based on user feedback, some of the lab diagrams have been redone to provide clarity and readability.
- Show commands – Several “show” command outputs have been added in the new version. It helps in understanding how to determine the configuration of the device after a particular set of configuration tasks have been followed.
About Certexams.com Switch Network Simulator (Switch Sim): It is a highly advanced virtual switch network simulator that simulates Cisco and Juniper switches in a networked configuration. Several protocols such as STP have been implemented for realistic simulation of switches. The software is primarily intended for beginners for learning purpose, and not intended for field applications or in production environment. The available labs may be found here:
Being a virtual device, the commands that are available for simulation is limited to the scope of CCNA/JNCIA. However, new commands and functionalities are added often as required to provide better user experience.
Other software available include Network Simulator for CCNA (CCNA Netsim), Juniper Network Simulator for JNCIA, Comptia A+ Labsim and Network+ labsim. Please check out the website for more details.
Certexams.com released Network+ Exam Sim with Netsim for Comptia Network+ exam preparation. The software contains the regular practice tests along with netsim for thorough preparation. With the recent introduction of performance based questions, the need for skill development has become important for passing the exam.
The Net+ practice tests contain up to 400 questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question. The software provides both Learn mode for starters and Exam mode for advanced preparation. Other features include “full screen” mode, “night” mode, and “font” adjustment. The software provides detailed stats according to the exam objectives that help candidates put extra effort in improving the weak areas. The question database is updated from time to time to comply with the latest exam topics.
The Network+® Netsim provides a virtual networking and configuration environment, wherein, you can configure the network elements such as switches, routers, servers, and access points for various parameters and test the same for proper functionality. Networking labs offered include configuring WiFi routers, wireless access points (WAP), file and user access servers, and troubleshooting tools such as trace route and ping. More labs are added from time to time keeping in step with the changes in the exam objectives and the latest technologies.
Download the free demo version of the Network+ exam with labsim for free evaluation.
About Network+ certification: The certification is offered by Comptia® organization on passing required exam(s). Currently, one needs to pass only one exam for attaining this certification, which is exam number N10-007. The exam requirements are updated from time to time, and one needs to check with the official website for current requirements.
About Certexams.com: The website certexams.com offers network simulators such as CCNA Netsim and Juniper Netsim, and exam simulators such as Comptia A+ practice tests. A brand website of Anand Software and Training, is not associated with any other company.
Disclaimer: Comptia Network+® is a trademark of Comptia® organization and duly recognized. CCNA® is a trademark of Cisco® and duly recognized.
CertExams.com, a leading practice tests and network simulators provider, recently updated A+ Essentials practice exams (exam code: 220-901). The current version of the exam (220-801) will be retiring by the end of June 2016. 901 series has already been launched by Comptia in the month of Dec 2015.
The practice tests offered by CertExams.com will have 400+ question with detailed explanations. The question types include multiple choice questions (MCQs), drag-n-drop, and performance based questions. It may be noted that the objectives have been revamped thoroughly by Comptia. The A+ Essentials (901) consist of hardware, networking, and troubleshooting domains, whereas the practical application (902) consist of mainly Operating System software, operational procedures, and security. It is a good change because the confusion arising out of mixing of objectives in 801 series is not present in 900 series of the exams.
It may also be noted that OS X, Linux (mainly Ubantu), and Android OSes have been covered in the new exam objectives (220-902). It is a good change as the new OSes are becoming very popular these days as an alternative to popular Windows OS.
Check out the new practice exam, and also download the free demo version of the 220-901 exam
Disclaimer: CertExams.com is not associated with CompTIA®, and all trademarks are duly acknowledged. Comptia A+ is a trademark of CompTIA organization.
CertExams.com launched Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/certexams Users will be able to post comments and follow the updates from time to time.
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CertExams.com released CCNA ICND2 (Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2) exam simulator complying to 200-101 exam objectives. It may please be noted that the earlier objectives for CCND 2 640-816 exam retired on 30th of September 2013. The revised simulator consists of objective type questions, testlets, and simlets. All questions carry detailed explanations. The new objectives include several topics like Router Redundancy, Spanning Tree Protocol, etc. These topics were part of CCNP exam in the earlier version (640-816).
Please checkout the new tests here:
Old tests are still available here:
Other tests available include ICND1 100-101, and CCNA