As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.
A comprehensive list of study materials is also available.
The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
The course provides the foundational knowledge of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching and introduces advanced technologies. Topics include the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
The course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key topics include QoS elements, virtualized and cloud services, along with controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)
This is a composite course derived from ICND1 and ICND2 content merged into a single five day training course.