Cisco CCDA Certification

CCDA Certification

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) Enterprise environments require networks designed for performance, availability, and scalability with the flexibility to meet rapidly evolving demands. To meet these challenges head on, skilled IT professionals are needed with up-to-date, fundamental network design skills. For network design engineers, system engineers, and sales engineers and individuals looking to build and validate Cisco network design fundamental knowledge the Cisco CCDA certification program focuses on design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, and network expansion considerations within basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

This course presents a structured and modular approach to designing networks that are scalable, resilient, and have well-defined failure domains. Course discusses routing and switching design of Campus and Enterprise networks in detail. Data center, wireless networking, and real-time traffic infrastructure are introduced and their effects on the core network are discussed from the design perspective.

This exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for Cisco enterprise network architectures. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN/WAN technologies for SMB or basic enterprise campus and branch networks.

CCDA Prerequisites:
A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam:

200-310 DESGN -Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)

Duration: 75 minutes (55 – 65 questions)
Available Languages: English
Register: Pearson VUE

CCDA Recertification:
CCDA certifications are valid for three years. To re-certify, either pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or pass any 300-XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.

Exam Topics:
The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical 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 following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Design Methodologies  15%

2.0 Design Objectives 20%

3.0 Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network 20%

4.0 Enterprise Network Design 20%

5.0 Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network 25%


57 thoughts on “Cisco CCDA Certification”

  1. Hi career cert folks
    thanks for all the effort and material , would be nice if you guys can upload the latest material for CCDA there are 642-864 course just lunched both certification and foundation books are now issued also student and trainer guides would be nice .

  2. Dear Career cert,

    I have contribute for CCDA v2.1 dumps from this site and i have pre pared that dumps howevey i faild the exam it seems that the drag n droup ans is not correct please update mee…

  3. Hi, I am going to give this examination in mid August….Can someone give me the latest dumps.

    Thanks in Advance

    1. The CCIE written has a drag&drop quiotesn, as well as a quiotesn which contains 3 quiotesns like a scenario based, if anyone has read the CCIE R&S book (v4) should be able to answer both drag/drop and the scenario which ask 4 quiotesns, One BGP, two QOS, and one EIGRP IPv6. Good Luck.

    1. Cisco.ActualTests.640-864.v2011-06-24.253q.vce

      these are the latest dumps…but read book and go through nuggets…dumps may get you pass the exam but wouldn’t make your concepts…..

  4. Hello,
    Somebody knows some link where I can find material for studing the new version of CCDA, the 640-864.

    Best Regards

  5. Has anybidy passed 640-864 with Pass4sure recently….?Please upload any successfull attempt with any test engines..

  6. and test inside 5.71 is still valid…passed with 987…. Thanks dstut and best of luck to all !!

    1. Congrats … i’m takin mine On mOnday, 2 days left 😐 did u use any dumps ?? if yes, then which One wOrked better ??

  7. Hello,

    I passed 14.03.2011

    987 / 1000

    Testinside – CCDA 640-863 v5.71(128 Q_s) still valid
    Actual tests Version 1.3 – 5 drag & drop question

  8. hi guys… can n e one tell me if there n e simulation task in the ccda exam? kindly reply. m going to attemp in this week

    1. Yes, $150 or 135 EUR here in Europe. I passed with 1000/1000 today (23.12.2010) and prepared wih TI 5.71, P4S 2.77, AT 1.3-221 questions. I expected there would be changes after November 8 but it seems it’s still the same 640-863 exam. For example there was no question about data center virtualization as mentioned in 2.1 exam topics here.

  9. MH:

    Hi dbarn. Congratulation to become CCDA Certified.
    please let me know about the CCDA Exam fee.

    Thanks MH.
    Exam fee was 150 EUR (I“m from EU), but in e-mail with subject “Cisco Testing Confirmation Letter”, there was something like this:

    Total Purchases: $US 150.00

    Unfortunatelly, Cisco is counting 1USD = 1EUR 🙁

      1. Can you please tell me that what’s the difference between the following two.I have copied it from cisco website

        CCDA DESGN Exam Refresh v2.1
        Candidates who have exams scheduled on Nov. 8, 2010 or later should prepare using the CCDA DESGN v2.1 Exam Topics (blueprint).

        Candidates with exams scheduled prior to Nov. 7, 2010 should continue using the existing CCDA DESGN v2.0 Exam Topics (blueprint). Please view the DESGN Study/Learn tab for more information on how to study and prepare for the exam.

      2. According tobelow post my question is that what dumps and video training will be used for v2.1 or Careercert will upload the latest.Please guide me because i want to write my CCDA on 20 November.

  10. I passed ccda this week, scored 1000/1000. Duration of test: <13 minutes.

    Used: p4s 181q, actual test 221 and TI 128q

    All of them are valid. But…

    TI(128q) doesn`t contain all q
    AT(221q) IMO contains too much q (not all of them are really used)
    P4S(181q) is maybe best choice, but in some questions, there are only 4 choices (ABCD), but there are 5 choices (ABCDE) in real test…

    P4S will be enough, but TI+P4S+AT (respectively) will ensure 100% success.

    Good luck!

  11. all dumps are still valid. i passed ccda on sat 9th oct scored 1000/1000 used p4s 181q actual test 221 and test inside 128q

  12. i need material for studying CCDA .

    please advise me from whre i can get this material.

    and please advice me with the best material to be efficient and enough to understand the ccda course ..


  13. i forgot to write what AT/P4S/TI versions i used:

    AT 1.3 220Q
    P4S 2.77 181Q
    TI 5.71128Q

    Book: CCDA_640-863.2nd.Edition.SelfStudy

    Let's roll Guys! 😉

  14. Hi churms! I passed CCDA Exam today 1000/1000. 64/65 questions were from AT and P4S and TI. Just one question was new, that is a drag&drop and i have the pleasure to show you:

    Right answer:

    static—->>single link to internet
    rip——>>multi link to internet
    eigrp—->>small mesh network
    ospf—–>>Hierarchical networks for Homog. Sys.
    bgp——>>Hierarchical networks for Ethero.Sys.

    Best 1000/1000 to everyone! 🙂
    God bless CareerCert! 😉

  15. Que tal amigos, presente el examen el pasado viernes, quiero comentarles que el TI y el P4S son validos aun, pase mi examen sin problema alguno, la mayoria son del TestInside, pero algunas como Drag and Drops la mayoria son del Pass4sure. Gracias a todos por la información de este foro y claro del respectivo BLOG, Congratulations.

  16. I am new to this forum. I have downloaded the P4S for CCDA but there is no setup file for it in the folder. How do I install it for use….
    PLzzz Helpp!!!

  17. Hello people. Thanks for all the info. that is available here. I wish to appear for CCDA and was wondering are there any Simulation questions for the same(640-863).

  18. The TI and P4s are still valid……. I studied the ones on careercert website, and passes yesterday….. The questions were 95% same. I got only 2 drag n drop out of the dumps…. One was on WAN and other was on security…. but hey…. only 2 outside 65…. not a bad deal….

  19. Does anyone know what is going on with testinside latest update on CCDA(640-863) with 500+ Qs? It was only 128qs before May update. I have checked with others(passguide, p4s..) none of them excess 200qs. Can someone please post if you know anything? Is testinside v5.71 still good as of May 23, 2010? Anyone please post

  20. Hello everyone,

    Does anyone know what is going on with testinside latest update on CCDA(640-863) with 500+ Qs. It was only 128qs before May update. I have checked with others(passguide, p4s..) none of them excess 200qs. Can someone please post if you know anything? Is testinside v5.71 still good as of May 23, 2010? Anyone please post

  21. It is not testinside but certifyme.
    and it is posted on March 5, 2010. So it is very old.

    testinside v5.71 which has 128 question is still valid.

  22. Dear Careercert,

    Do you have the latest TI dumps for CCDA? I heard they update their database to 500 plus questions. Hope you can provide groupbuy on this.


    George B.

  23. Careercert,
    Thanks I got my CCDA on april 30 and CCDP may 1.I now have my CCNP AND CCDP.

    Is CCDA 640-863 Testinside v5.71 – 128 Q's still valid? I have my exams on 30 april.I need your advice.

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