CCNA Examination Process and Precautions
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a certification from Cisco, which gives you the networking fundamentals you need to build IT infrastructure in the real world. After Cisco reform on Feb 24, 2020. The new CCNA replaced the former CCNA Cloud, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Data Center, CCNA Industrial, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CCNA Service Provider, CCNA Wireless, and CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate). Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate prepares you for high-energy, high-stakes Security Operations Center (SOC) teams, where you secure digital assets. Cisco Certified DevNet Associate focuses on writing software and maintaining apps and code that automate IT infrastructure and help build the network of the future.
1. Preparation for CCNA
CCNA preparation mainly focuses on the question bank. Of course, the previous textbooks and videos must be seen. Now the version is the exact version of V31. The total number of questions database is about 400, of which 385 are selected, 10 are Tuotu questions, about 5 are experimental questions. ACL, EIGRP, VTP are required questions.
2. CCNA Test
CCNA test has 1000 points in total. Candidates who get 825 points pass the exam. The test time is 120 minutes. In total, 50 questions are selected from the question bank, 45 selection questions, 2 experiment questions, and 3 required questions, which are ACL, EIGRP, VTP. The experiment questions account for a large proportion in the exam. Even if you choose questions and the chart questions are right, the experiment questions are also right for two, and it is also likely to fail. Therefore, the experimental questions are very important, so the passing rate of these three experiments must be at least 80%.
3. CCNA Examination and Examination Site Process
Make an appointment for the exam in advance. After confirmation, go to the examination room in advance on the day of the examination (if you arrive early, you can start early, but you cannot be late). Don’t forget to bring two valid certificates, ××× is necessary, other certificates can be driver’s license, student license, temporary residence permit, etc. After the examination, staff will copy your certificate and then sign and take photos on VUE. You can get into the examination room after the formalities have completed. Please note that you can’t carry anything.
4. Questionnaire Survey
The examination system has divided into VUE and Prometric. The system is different, and the content of the questionnaire survey is slightly different, but don’t worry. The unified Option B is relatively safe, and click “NEXT” after each question until the end. Because Option B usually indicates that candidates have generally the same level so the questions selected will not be too difficult. Note: one of the questions is to ask if you are 18 years old or above, and you must choose yes.
The last survey was to ask if you agree with Cisco’s Agreement. This must be “Agree” and if you choose “Disagree”, you don’t need to take the exam anymore. Once a candidate chose not to agree, the result was that the problem has not appeared, and he asked the exam staff, and they explained that if he even didn’t agree with the Cisco agreement, there is no need to take the exam anymore. If he wants to take another exam, he has to pay the fee one more time and register the exam again.
After the agreement, the lower right corner of the questionnaire page points to the end option, and the test system will automatically start to extract the questions from the server. The questions have been downloaded from Australia by the test center one day and temporarily stored in the server.
There is an animation demonstration of the exam before the test. The examinee can see it or not. The examinee can adjust their mood at this time. After a few seconds, the question is extracted, the examinee can click start and the formal examination begins.
5. Formal examination
The same test point on the same day to test the same subject, the day the general change of the topic will not be too big. In the exam, marking and backward are not allowed. Once the next is clicked, the previous test question cannot be modified. The time of the examination is very sufficient, the person who takes the first exam may be nervous. In fact, as long as the preparation is sufficient, the time for the examination is enough, which can be assured.
Note: there may also be a chance of death in the examination. Don’t be nervous. Tell the examiner immediately that they will solve it. Restart and continue to do the problem. The results of the previous problems still exist, but the problems that are being done at that time may not be saved. Please check carefully and select next to continue.
All the questions are finished. Select end EXAM and jump out of the test paper. The exam is over. The exciting moment is coming! You will see the test results immediately, and the results show congratulations! Passed the exam!!
Out of the exam room, the examiner is printing your report card and stamping it. The report card should be kept. It has your ID number, scores, and the examination information of each part of the test site, as well as the website and relevant information when registering in the future.
6. Registration after examination
Generally, after the examination, I will receive a Cisco email every two or three days. He will provide the website in the email, and then you will register your address information online, etc. Because the registration information can be modified within ten days, that is, if time passes, you can not apply for a paper certificate, so you better hurry up to register! Cisco will process email after registration. Can you see whether he sends out a certificate on the website? Generally, it takes two weeks to process, and then send it at least two weeks. Wait patiently, right.