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  1. Dimension Data Learning Solutions

  2. Cisco SystemsCareer Certifications

  3. Introductions • Dimension Data • International IT Services Company • Cisco Gold certified partner on five continents • www.didata.com • Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS-US) • Formerly CCTI • High quality certification and custom training • www.ddls.com/us • Myself

  4. Why Get Cisco Certified? • Greater Income Potential • Improved skills through training • Higher Confidence Level • Wider range of opportunities • Business Intelligence • Better utilization of existing infrastructure • System improvements without upgrading hardware • Adaptive and effective data networks

  5. Cisco Certification Tracks • Network Installation and Support • CCNA/CCNP • Network Engineering and Design • CCDA/CCDP • Communications and Services • CCIP • Qualified Specialist • Security (CSS1), IP Telephony, Cable, others • CCIE • Routing and Switching, Security, Communication & Services

  6. Network Installation and Support Certifications • Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA • can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN and dial access services for small networks • Cisco Certified Network Professional – CCNP • can install, configure and operate LAN, WAN and dial access services for larger networks • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – CCIE Routing & Switching • can install, configure, and operate networks in highly complex environments with specific protocols

  7. CCNA • Exam 640-607 - CCNA • New exam – more ‘hands on’, less memorization • Sample exam available on Cisco web site • 75 Minutes with 45-55 questions - not adaptive • Topics • Bridging/Switching • OSI Model • TCP/IP • Routing • Commands!

  8. CCNA - continued • Recommended Training • Classes • CCNAB Cisco Certified Network Associate Basics - 2-day • ICND Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices - 5-day • Covers all CCNA topics • Hands-on labs • Excellent ‘Intro to Cisco’ Course • Or 1 year hands-on experience with study aids • Recertification requirements • CCNA certifications are valid for three years. • Advancing to CCNP automatically renews • Exam 640-607

  9. CCNP • Multiple exams and two different paths • 640-900 BSCI (Routing) • 640-504 Switching • 640-505 Remote Access • 640-506 Support Or • 640-509 Foundations • 640-506 Support • CCNA required to obtain CCNP

  10. CCNP Routing Exam • Exam 640-900 BSCI • New Exam – replaces 640-503 Routing • Now includes IS-IS routing protocol questions • 90 minutes with 70-80 questions • Topics • VLSM • OSPF single and multi-area • IS-IS • EIGRP • BGP • Policy routing • Redistribution

  11. CCNP Routing Exam - continued • Recommended Training • Classes • BSCI Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks • 5 day • Covers all exam topics • Hands-on labs • Great exposure to routing protocols • Or 1 year hands-on experience in large environment with study aids • Cisco Press

  12. CCNP Switching Exam • Exam 640-504 Switching • 90 minutes with 60-70 questions • Topics • CGMP • Multicast • Multilayer Switching • Spanning-tree • VLANs • Trunking • Switch Troubleshooting

  13. CCNP Switching Exam – continued • Recommended Training • Classes • BCMSN Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks - 5 day • Covers all exam topics • Hands-on labs • Learn how to provide scalability for the Switched LAN environment • Or 1 year hands-on experience in large environment with study aids • Cisco Press

  14. CCNP Remote Access Exam • Exam 640-505 Remote Access • 90 minutes with 55-65 questions • Topics • Cisco remote access products • Assembling WAN components • Asynchronous connections • PPP with PAP and CHAP authentication • ISDN and DDR (Dial on Demand Routing) • Dial Backup • NAT • Queuing and Compression

  15. CCNP Remote Access Exam – continued • Recommended Training • Classes • BCRAN Building Cisco Remote Access Networks - 5 day • Covers all exam topics • Hands-on labs • Provide thorough understanding of dial-up environments • Or 1 year hands-on experience in large environment with study aids • Cisco Press

  16. CCNP Support Exam • Exam 640-506 Support • 90 minutes with 55-65 questions • Topics • Layer 2 & 3 troubleshooting • Cisco information resources • TCP/IP, IPX and Appletalk troubleshooting • Diagnostic tools • Problem isolation techniques • Troubleshoot Switches • Troubleshoot Routers

  17. CCNP Support Exam - continued • Recommended Training • Classes • CIT Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting - 5 day • Covers all exam topics • Intensive Hands-on labs • Work through challenging trouble tickets • Or 2 years hands-on experience in large environment with study aids • Cisco Press

  18. CCNP Foundations Exam • Exam 640-509 Foundations • 135 minutes with 145-155 questions • Topics • Subsets of the Routing, Switching and Remote access exams • Three distinct sections within the exam • Must obtain a passing score within each section to pass exam

  19. CCNP Recertification • CCNP certifications are valid for three years. (Recertifying at the Professional level automatically renews the related CCNA certification) • 640-519 CCNP Recertification Exam • 120 minutes with 100-110 questions • Topics include any listed for the Routing, Switching, Remote Access and Support Exam

  20. Network Engineering and Design Certifications • Cisco Certified Design Associate – CCDA • can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN and dial access for smaller networks • Cisco Certified Design Professional – CCDP • can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN and dial access for larger networks • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – CCIE Design? • Not available

  21. CCDA • Exam 640-441 – Designing Cisco Networks (DCN) • 120 Minutes with 65-75 questions • Topics • Identify Customer Needs • Design the Network Structure • Build a Prototype Network Structure • Internetworking Basics • LAN & WAN Protocols • Bridging & Switching • Routing & Routed Protocols • Network Management

  22. CCDA – Continued • Recommended Training • Classes • DCN Designing Cisco Networks - 3-day • Covers all CCDA topics • Proctored Case Studies • Or 1 year hands-on experience with study aids • Recertification requirements • CCDA certifications are valid for three years. • Advancing to CCDP automatically renews • Exam 640-441

  23. CCDP • Almost the same exam tracks as CCNP • 640-900 BSCI (Routing) • 640-504 Switching • 640-505 Remote Access • 640-025 Design • Or • 640-509 Foundations • 640-025 Design • CCNA and CCDA are required to obtain CCDP

  24. CCDP Design Exam • Exam 640-025 Design • 90 minutes with 70-80 questions • Topics • Introduction to Internetwork Design • Campus LAN Design • TCP/IP Network Design • WAN Design • Addressing Security Issues

  25. CCDP Design Exam – continued • Recommended Training • Classes • CID Cisco Internetwork Design - 5 day • Covers all exam topics • Proctored Case Studies and lecture • Or 2 years hands-on experience in large environment with study aids • Cisco Press • Recertification • CCDP certifications are valid for three years • 640-529 CCDP Recertification Exam

  26. Communications and Services Certifications • Cisco Certified Internetwork Associate – CCIA? • Not available • Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional – CCIP • can plan, design, implement or operate New World service provider networks • CCIP certifications are valid for three years • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – CCIE Communications and Services • can provide end-to-end network solutions for the service provider market including Core, Pop, and access technologies

  27. CCIP • Multiple exams • 640-900 BSCI (Routing) • 640-905 MCAST+QOS And one of the following electives • 9E0-700 Cisco Cable Communications Specialist • 640-925 CN (Content Networking) • 640-800 DSLN (DSL Networking) • 640-915 METRO (Metropolitan Optical Networking) • 640-920 PKTEL (Packet Telephony) • 640-910 MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching • CSS1 Exams (Cisco Security Specialist)

  28. Qualified Specialist Certifications • Focused Certifications • Cable • IP Telephony • SNA/IP • Content Networking • Internet Solutions • Security • Requirements vary • Some require CCNP • Some require CCNA

  29. Cisco Security Specialist • AKA CSS1 – Will there be a CSS2? • Required exams • 640-607 CCNA • 640-442 MCNS Managing Cisco Network Security • 9E0-571 CSPFA Cisco Secure Pix Firewall Advanced • 9E0-572 IDSPM Intrusion Detection System with Policy Manager • 9E0-570 CSVPN Cisco Secure VPN • Recertification • Security Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, take and pass the current version of appropriate security exams

  30. Cisco IP Telephony Specialist • Three different Telephony specializations • IP Telephony Support Specialist • CCNP required • 9E0-402 CIPT Cisco IP Telephony • 9E0-423 CVOICE Cisco Voice over X • 9E0-601 DQOS Deploying QoS for Enterprise Networks • NEW - IP Telephony Design Specialist • CCDA required • 9E0-411 EVODD Enterprise Voice over Data Design • 9E0-601 DQOS Deploying QoS for Enterprise Networks • NEW - IP Telephony Operations Specialist • CCNA required • 9E0-421 IPTT IP Telephony Troubleshooting • 9E0-601 DQOS Deploying QoS for Enterprise Networks

  31. CCIE – Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert • Currently three tracks • Routing and Switching • Communications and Services • Security • Others? • All CCIE must pass • A qualification exam • ~180 minutes with ~100 questions • Tricky multiple choice questions • A one day lab exam at a Cisco CCIE lab facility • No way to pass with just ‘book prep’ • A written recertification exam every two years

  32. CCIE – Continued • Plan on lots of hands on to prepare • Need ‘rack time’ with experienced proctors • Not just routers • Catalyst 5000 series Ethernet switches • Catalyst 3900 series TR switches • Not just routing • Bridging • DLSW • Dial-up • IP Features • Anything under 12.1 IOS!

  33. Exam Scheduling, Pricing, and Tracking • All exams can be scheduled through • VUE (Virtual University Enterprises) http://www.vue.com/cisco OR • Prometric http://www.2test.com • All are $125 each except for • CCIE Qualification and Recertification exams - $250 • CCNP/CCDP 640-509 Foundations - $250

  34. Places to get information • www.cisco.com/go/training • http://www.galton.com/~cisco/ • Exam and Certification tracking • www.ddls.com/us

  35. QUESTIONS