To meet the CCNA certification skill level, you must be able to understand or do the following:
- Install, configure, and operate simple-routed LAN, routed WAN, and switched Virtual LAN (VLAN) networks.
- Understand and be able to configure IP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, serial interfaces, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, Ethernet, and access lists.
- Install and/or configure a network.
- Optimize WAN through Internet-access solutions that reduce bandwidth and WAN costs, using features such as filtering with access lists, bandwidth on demand (BOD), and dial-on-demand routing (DDR).
Cisco has announced a two-step process that you can take in order to become a CCNA that may be easier then taking one longer exam. You spend more money if you take these two exams instead of the 640-802 exam, but it may be easier to break up the exam into two smaller exams. These tests are:
- Exam 640-822: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 1 (ICND1)
- Exam 640-816: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 2 (ICND2)