CCNA R&S – Exam Information

Cisco Certified Network Associate (R&S) 200-125

Validity: 3 Years
COST: USD 325
Duration: 90 minutes (Up to 150 minutes for non-English countries)
Questions: 60-70 questions
Available Languages: English, Japanese
CCNA Prerequisites: No prerequisites
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The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching composite exam (200-125) is a 90-minute, 60–70 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

CCNA Recertification:
CCNA certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, either pass the current CCNA exam, or pass the ICND2 exam, or pass any 642-xxx/300-xxx professional level or pass a current CCIE written exam.

Types of questions:

The examination is structured by emphasizing on the questionnaire that has drag and drop options, multiple choice single answers, multiple choice multiple answers, simulations and fill in the blank type of questions.

Exam Topics:
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Network Fundamentals – 15%
2.0 LAN Switching Technologies – 21%
3.0 Routing Technologies – 23%
4.0 WAN Technologies – 10%
5.0 Infrastructure Services – 10%
6.0 Infrastructure Security – 11%
7.0 Infrastructure Management – 10%

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60 thoughts on “CCNA R&S – Exam Information”

  1. SIR,
    I am pursuing btech 4th cse. So, i have thought of giving the CCNA :ICND1exam.
    I would like to know… any qualification required for this exam? and exam date and syllabus and labs. Is there any books. which will help me in preparing for my CCNA:ICND1 exam and also labs…
    Please help
    thanks

    1. Why do you want to write CCNA if you are from CSE? CCNA is preferred ECE students… It has stuff to do with networking & communications?

  2. Hi,

    I would like to work with some labs about ccna, ccnp and ccie.
    Could you please help me to tell me what is the process?

    Thank you.

  3. hi,
    I know all command about switch but i want to configure switches in a scenario i don’t know how can start and first step to end . thanks for helping

    1. Hi Osama,

      I am going to give CCNA end of this month. I searched a lot on careercert website for CCNA, but could not find anywhere. Will that be possible for you to send me the “Dumps Link” ??I will appreciate that. My email ID is

    1. even i failed once,
      actually some of the question i got in exam where not in the dumps….
      so plz help me with the proper dumps

      1. I dont have experience giving CCNA exam, but I did study in my uni and I would suggest you to go through all chapters and then try dumps u will be absolutely fine.

        Regards,

  4. Hello every one i need one information regarding ccna test, i am planning to give ccna exam at the last of upcoming month here in Qatar and Qatar is non English country so can anybody tell me the timing of exam means 150 minutes or 90 minutes.

  5. i passed CCNA exam 640-802 in 2007 and still valid. I want to give exam 642-504 after CCNA.is i am eligible for CCSP ?

  6. Respected SIR,
    I am a student pursuing masters in computer networks. So, i have thought of giving the CCNA exam, which will add more weight-age to my profile. Now that, I am giving my exam. Is it poosible to give my exam by preparing just for a month. Do I require any kind of guidance or training for it.
    Lastly, I would like to know… Is there any book as such which will help me in preparing for my CCNA exam…
    Please help…
    Thanx….

  7. Hi,My CCNA is Expired 1 year Earlier.now i cleared CCNP all four papers and CCNA security,please let us know once i pass CCNA again i will get cerificate (CNP or CCNA-security) or not.

  8. @ madhu,

    The ICND1 and ICND2 exams are just two halves of the CCNA 640-802 composite exam. Passing ICND 1&2 exams is equivalent to CCNA.

    ..

  9. Hi,

    I have very very little knowledge about CCNA. I have a very basic (might be stupid for few) questions about the exam. Is CCNA different from ICND1 and ICND2? or Passing ICND1 and ICND2 equivalent to passing CCNA?

    Thanks
    Madhavi

  10. I passed my icnd1 recently can some suggest me what to do next. i want to know what is scope of ccna wireless

  11. @ above guy,

    It is not mentioned anywhere whether ccie written could be used as a prerequisites for ccna concentration exams or not.

    I found the following info on Cisco forum:-

    "You don't have to take the CCNA Exam first. If you choose, you can take CCNA Security first and then the CCNA later. However, keep in mind that CCNA is a prerequisite to CCNA Security and so if you choose to take CCNA Security first, you will not be awarded your certificate until you do your CCNA test. Then, you would be awarded both certificates."

    ..

  12. THANKS TO THE ALMIGHTY!!!for helping me pass my exam!!!thanks to careercert.info and the members on here for the information..passed CCNA 640-802 today with 970.questions from testinside 11.69, 11.71. 11.72 & p4s 7.73 testengine together with labs on acl,vtp,eigrp from 9TUT.COM.I AM OVER THE MOON…NEXT IS CCNP/CCVP together with MCSE any suggestions on study materials dumps for ccnp/ccvp/mcse???

  13. hello sir,

    I have cleared ccie written in r and s,can I use this to write ccna security,or I have to clear ccna first to take up ccna security

  14. you are a godsent…whats the best way to prepare for the exam…in say a month..if u already have cisco knowledge…

  15. Guys anyone have the latest dumps for CCNP Route and switch new exams??

    And i need 642-892 latest pass4sure dumps..

    Thanks.

  16. Hi ,

    Pls confirm whether TestInsideV11.73 dump and simulation in 9tut.com is enough to pass the exam.Pls reply who has passed recently.

  17. Hi,

    Got a query on CCNA new sylabus and recertification. I passed my CCNA way long back – 1999. Is it true that if I pass any of 642-xxx track, I will automatically get CCNA inspite of my CCNA being 1999?. What's the sylabus for new version of CCNA ?.

  18. Thanks. (Mistook CCSA for Cisco Certified Security Associate).

    Your last statement – "So you should write CCNA(640-802) first and then you'll be eligible for CCSP" – Does that mean after the CCNA (640-802), I am eligible to write the exam for the CCSP. And please I also want to affirm if CCSP is one exam. Thanks (also for the prep lab)

  19. Hi Michael,
    Do you want to say 'CCNA Security' or CCSA(Checkpoint Certified security admin)?
    Anyway, the shortest path for CCSP is -CCNA-(640-802) exam.. because for CCNA Security exam, you need to have CCNA first. (CCNA is a prerequisite for CCNA Sec).
    So you should write CCNA(640-802) first and then you'll be eligible for CCSP.

    I hope its clear now.

  20. Hi, thanks a lot for all the support you are rendering. Pls, I am about to write my CCNA but my goal is the CCSP. Please which is the shortest part (no of exams) to reaching the CCSP. Is the CCNA and the CCSA two different Associate level exams and if so, can I opt to write the CCSA without the CCNA or is the CCNA a prerequisite for the CCSA. Thanks in anticipation of being enlightened.

  21. heys guys please help me to get the latest ccna dumps…..i need to take exam just a couple of days to come,,,,,pls and pls
    thanks in advance!!

  22. Also note that CCNA certification can not be renewed by giving CCNA security exam.

    As a shortcut you can give ICND2 exam it'll renew your CCNA and you'll be eligible for CCSP.

    Hope this helps.

  23. you need a valid CCNA for CCNA security exam. In addition you'll have to pass CCNA -or- CCNA security for CCSP.

    So in you case if you want to go for CCSP then CCNA is your only option. After passing CCNA you can go for CCSP.

  24. My CCNA is Expired 3 Months Earlier.I want to Go for CCSP so do i need to give the CCNA Exam.Or I can Directly Go for CCNA Security.

  25. man i am downloding each thing of CCNA from urs site thanks alot++++++

    May god bless u all happiness in life 🙂

  26. update!!

    The maximum gap between ICND1 and ICND2 is three years and thats a huge time for preparation.

    Cheers!

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