Which CCNA Certification Exam is Good to Start First?

As we all know that CCNA is an entry-level certificate that will lead to other certifications like CCNA Security, CCNP R&S, and many others. CCENT/CCNA R&S is a pre-requisite for all the other CCNA “specializations”, but there is no pre-requisite required for preparing CCNA Routing and Switching. If you are new to networking, CCNA is a little tough exam, but not for who have hands-on experience. There are many new concepts to grasp. It is recommended to take two exams i.e. CCENT and ICND2 if you are starting off as a fresher.

The CCNA course focuses on Networking which includes how to plan, create, manage, and troubleshoot a network. CCNA covers the basic knowledge of IP protocols, LAN Switching TechnologiesWAN Technologies, Routing Technologies, and other concepts. CCNA is globally accepted certification and one can expect better career prospects after achieving the certification.

In CCNA exam there will be around 50–60 questions with a time span of 90 minutes. The question types include multiple-choice questions, drag and drop type questions, and simulations. CCNA exam is available in two languages like English and Japanese.

Where Can I Register for the CCNA Exam?

For CCNA certification exam you can apply online by visit Pearson VUE Official Website http://www.vue.com/cisco/

What are the Benefits of CCNA Certification?

  • By preparing for CCNA R&S certification you are going to increase you are knowledge and also it keeps you active in the latest trends of networking
  • Chance of getting promoted is easy with a good hike.
  • CCNA Certification helps in stable employment in the reputed IT firms
  • Even non-technical background candidate can become a CCNA certified by clearing the examination.

Update for Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Program:

On February 24, 2020, Cisco is going to make changes for CCNA Routing and Switching exam. The new exam covers networking and security fundamentals, as well as automation and programmability. Previously candidate has to take multiple exams to get CCNA certificate, now you have to take only one exam (200–301) to get new CCNA.

The new CCNA will replace the following certifications:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCDA
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless

If you are already started preparing for CCNA/CCDA keep going and complete the exam before 23 Feb 2020. If you complete the current CCNA/CCDA before the date you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area.

Check out the official website for Cisco CCNA Routing and switching

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna

You may also interested in practice tests for current Cisco CCNA routing and switching

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/ccna.htm

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Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at]anandsoft.com for feedback or suggestions.

SimulationExams Releases Comptia A+ Core 1 Practice Tests for Mac

Simulationexams.com A+ practice tests for MacReleased MAC version of  CompTIA® A+220–1001 certification exan.  CompTIA A+ core1 (220–1001) practice tests for Mac offered by SimulationExams.com conform to the latest exam objectives.

The exam topics covered in the practice tests are Mobile Devices, Networking, Hardware, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing and Hardware and Network Troubleshooting. The practice test is prepared by CompTIA certified experts in the field and it may help in boosting the score. The exam simulator is prepared with different types of questions that you may encounter in actual exam, including:

  • Multiple Choice Single Answer (MCSA)
  • Multiple Choices Multiple Answers (MCMA)
  • Exhibit type

The A+ core1 practice tests contain 300+ highly relevant questions with flashcards. The practice tests provides a timed test environment and each question is categorized that helps you to prepare for the actual exam by assessing areas that needs improvement. Customization of exam configuration such as  time, score, pass percentage is possible. A detailed scorecard is generated after submitting the exam, and the review feature allows to cross-check the incorrect answers.

You may also be interested in Android and iOS versions for mobile devices. One can download the apps by clicking the below links

The Windows version of the software is available here:

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