CCDA Certification and training tutorials | Cisco Certified Design Associate

CCDA Certification and training tutorials | Cisco Certified Design Associate

What is CCDA?

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification is about designing the Cisco network in most efficient way. CCDA course is for validating all fundaments related to network designing, its cover void Variety of route and switch design and covers LAN, WAN, broadband, campus, data-center and wireless network design.Cisco recommends before you attempt the CCDA exam you should have CCNA level knowledge especially in basic routing and switching area and multi-layer switching.

CCDA Prerequisite:

Cisco recommendation for CCDA that you should have CCNA level knowledge but still there is not prerequisite for CCDA. But now from October 1, 2013, the CCENT certification will become a prerequisite prior to achieving the CCDA certification.

CCDA Exam Details

For CCDA certification you have to pass only one Cisco exam 640-863, this exam detail is as follows:

  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice (single and multiple answer), drag-and-drop.
  • Number of Questions: 55
  • Passing score: 790, on a scale of 300 to 1000
  • Time Limit: 75 minutes

For taking CCDA exam Cisco recommends that you should have at least CCNA level knowledge in order to understand the CCDA concepts and for designing a networks. CCDA professionals perform basic functions required to design Cisco converged networks, including basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.While designing a network you should familiar with different Cisco Network Devices, like router, Switch, hub ATM etc.

CCDA Course Outline


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