Cisco have just announced that they will be retiring the current version of CCNA and CCENT/ICND2 exams at the end of September 2013. Read the full press release over on the Cisco website.
The new exams will be A LOT harder than the current versions, and this means you only have until 30th September 2013 to study and pass your CCNA before the exam syllabus changes, your CCNA certification will then last you 3 years as usual.
Here are a few things that will be included in the new exam...
- IOS v15 commands
- IPv6 configuration
- 802.1x security
- Advanced troubleshooting scenarios
Devices that run Cisco IOS v15 are very expensive at the moment so setting up a home lab probably won't be an option from October 2013 until the foreseeable future.
Also, no study guides or study materials will exist for the new exams for quite a while yet, so if you've been thinking about getting your CCNA, this is really your LAST OPPORTUNITY before things become a whole lot harder and more expensive for you.
Over the next few weeks and months we will be updating our training ready for the new exam, but we strongly advise you to begin your CCNA studies as soon as possible.
The following command is used to view the contents of a Cisco router's routing table.
Router#show ip route - View the contents of the routing table
The following command is used to view routing protocol information on a Cisco router.
Router#show ip protocols - View routing protocol information on the router
The following command is used to assign an IP address and subnet mask to a router interface.
Router(config-if)#ip address 126.96.36.199 255.0.0.0 - Assign an IP address and subnet mask to an interface
The following command is used bring up an interface and make it active.
Router(config-if)#no shutdown - Bring up the interface
The following command is used to configure a clock rate on a DCE router interface.
Router(config-if)#clock rate 64000 - Configure a clock rate on a DCE interface
The following command is used to configure the serial 0 interface of a Cisco router.
Router(config)#interface s0 - Configure the serial 0 interface
The following command is used to change the hostname of a Cisco router or switch.
Router(config)#hostname NewYork - Change the system's network name to NewYork
The following commands are used to enter global configuration mode on Cisco routers or Switches.
Router#config terminal - Enter global configuration mode to make configuration changes
The following command to save the running configuration to the startup configuration.
Router#copy running-config startup-config - Save the running configuration to the startup