CCNA Articles

Cisco CCNA Certification: Error Detection vs. Error Recovery

Passing the CCNA, Intro, and ICND exam is all about knowing and noticing the details.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Five Keystroke Combinations You Should Know

When you start studying for your CCNA and CCNP exams, many books will present you with a huge list of keystroke shortcuts for use on Cisco routers.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Setup: How To Configure Reverse Telnet
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Occasionally, during your CCNA and CCNP studies, youll run into a term that just doesnt quite make sense to you.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification: Introduction To BGP Attributes

BGP is one of the most complex topics youll study when pursuing your CCNP, if not the most complex.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Three Myths About Cisco Exams

One of the drawbacks to the Internet is that it allows myths and “friend of a friend” stories to spread quickly, and usually the story becomes more exaggerated as it’s passed along.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP: Home Lab Shopping On Ebay

Whether you’re just getting ideas for your Cisco home lab or adding to your existing lab, ebay is a great place to get ideas for your lab as well as pick up some great bargains.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Tutorial: Home Lab Assembly Case Study
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Part of your CCNA / CCNP education is deciding what network topology to use when you’re putting together your home lab.

Recertifying Your CCNA and CCNP

Once you get your CCNA and CCNP, you can’t just rest on your accomplishment. You’ve got to continue to study and add to your skill set – and then prove to Cisco you’ve been doing just that by recertifying.

Career Path After the CCNA
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Once you’ve got your CCNA, you’re ready to move on to the next level, the Professional certifications.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP: How And Why To Build An Etherchannel

Etherchannels are in use all over the world, as well as on your CCNA and CCNP exams. Learn how to build and support an EC in this tutorial from Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933.

Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab: Why You Need An ISDN Simulator

ISDN is a vital topic for today’s CCNA and CCNP candidates, especially for the ICND and Intro exams – you’ve got to know ISDN inside and out to pass those exams. Naturally you want to include it in your home lab.

Passing The CCNA and CCNP Exams: Cisco Home Lab FAQ

There is a real revolution today among CCNA and CCNP candidates. More and more of you are turning your back on “router simulators” and putting your own CCNA and/or CCNP Home Lab together, which is the best way to totally prepare to pass these tough Cisco exams.

MCSE? CCNA? Choosing The Right Computer Certification For You

When you’re choosing which computer certification to pursue next, you should also be formulating a plan for your career.


When you start your CCNA studies, a lot of questions come to mind! Here are the five most common questions CCNA candidates have, answered by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933.

Your Path To The CCNA
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Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to pursue your Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been reading and working on the certification already, you’ll be glad to know that you are already 90% of the way there.

Cisco Certification: Becoming A Truly Valuable CCNA

I’ve been active in the Cisco Certification track for four years, working my way from the CCNA to the coveted Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert title, and during that time I’ve conducted job interviews and casual conversations with hundreds of CCNAs and CCNA candidates.

Cisco CCNA Certification: The Joy Of Hex

Cisco certification candidates, particularly CCNA candidates, must master binary math. This includes basic conversions, such as binary-to-decimal and decimal-to-binary, as well as more advanced scenarios involving subnetting and VLSM.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Why You MUST Have Hands-On Experience

CCNA and CCNP candidates hear it all the time: “you have to get some hands-on experience to pass the exams”.

CCNA ICND & CCNA INTRO or 640-801: How to Choose?

With the latest version of the CCNA exam, Cisco offers two possible exam track options of either one or two exams.

Cisco CCNA Exam Tracks
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With the latest version of the CCNA exam, Cisco offers two possible exam track options of either one or two exams.

Cisco CCNA Certification: Should You Take The One-Exam or Two-Exam Approach?

One question I’m often asked by CCNA candidates is whether to take the “one big exam”, or take the two separate exams required by Cisco to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.