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Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam (CCNA 640-801)

Exam Topics
Planning and Designing
Implementation and Operation

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam (CCNA 640-801)

This exam consists of 55 to 65 questions and must be completed in 90 minutes. The listed topics are general guidelines for the type of content that is likely to appear on the exam. However, Cisco states that there may be questions on other relevant or related topics on the exam.

I. Planning and Designing

  1. Design a simple LAN using Cisco Technology
  2. Design an IP Addressing scheme to meet design requirements
  3. Select an appropriate routing protocol based on user requirements
  4. Design a simple internetwork using Cisco technology
  5. Develop an access list to meet user specifications
  6. Choose WAN services to meet customer requirements

II. Implementation and Operation

  1. Configure routing protocols given user requirements
  2. Configure IP addresses, subnet masks, and gateway addresses on routers and hosts
  3. Configure a router for additional administrative functionality
  4. Configure a switch with VLANS and inter-switch communications
  5. Implement a LAN
  6. Customize a switch configuration to meet specified network requirements
  7. Manage system image and device configuration files
  8. Perform an initial configuration on a router
  9. Perform an initial configuration on a switch
  10. Implement access lists
  11. Implement simple WAN protocols

III. Troubleshooting

  1. Utilize the OSI model as a guide for systematic network troubleshooting
  2. Perform LAN and VLAN troubleshooting
  3. Troubleshoot routing protocols
  4. Troubleshoot IP addressing and host configuration
  5. Troubleshoot a device as part of a working network
  6. Troubleshoot an access list
  7. Perform simple WAN troubleshooting

IV. Technology

  1. Describe network communications using layered models
  2. Describe the Spanning Tree process
  3. Compare and contrast key characteristics of LAN environments
  4. Evaluate the characteristics of routing protocols
  5. Evaluate TCP/IP communication process and its associated protocols
  6. Describe the components of network devices
  7. Evaluate rules for packet control
  8. Evaluate key characteristics of WANs

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