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.
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