Cisco does not publish the pass mark required to gain the CCNA qualification. Cisco’s exam policies state that the CCNA “passing scores are set using statistical analysis and are subject to change.” “Cisco does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.”
However the general consensus on CCNA forums and websites is that an average pass mark of around 85% (850/1000) is required to pass the CCNA exam.
To find out how much the Cisco CCNA exam will cost in your country you can look at the Pearson VUE pricelist below. Find your country in the list and look for the correct CCNA exam code, currently 640-802.
CCNA 640-802 refers to an expired version of the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. The new CCNA exam that replaces the 640-802 is CCNA 200-120.
The CCNA exam is 90 minutes long and contains between 45-55 questions. It is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Korean, French, Portuguese languages.
The 200-120 exam tests your knowledge of networking, in particular it covers the following topics:
- Network media
- TCP/IP and OSI models
- IP addressing
- Switching and routing fundamentals
- Access Control Lists (ACL)
- Virtual LANs (VLAN)
- Wide Area Networks (WAN)
- Operating and configuring IOS devices
Click here to locate a test center.
Alternatively you could choose to earn your CCNA via the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT™) pathway, which divides the CCNA course into two exams making it easier to study.