The CCNA certification has been devised by CISCO and stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. The certificate validates a professional’s ability to understand, configure, operate, configure and troubleshoot medium-level switched and routed networks and also includes the verification and implementation of connections via remote sites using WAN.
The core of CCNS certification is passing a 90-minute written test. CISCO doesn’t place any prerequisites for taking up the exam. However, there are various institutions that offer formal training to students appearing for the exam. The broad sets of topics covered under CCNA certification include:
Apart from the core CCNA certification, CISCO also provides specialized certifications like CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless and CCNA Security. These recognize the individual’s specific expertise in the corresponding area of computer networking.