Cisco announces CCNA update for routing and switching 2
Cisco is tweaking its flagship Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification, placing…
more emphasis on software-defined networking, network-based analytics and network functions virtualization.
The CCNA update reflects the evolution of networking and the changing role of the network administrator, said Tejas Vashi, senior director of product strategy and marketing at Cisco.
“Our CCNA route and switch is undergoing a major update and refresh to stay aligned with a workforce evolution in terms of a job role,” he said.
Administrators are moving away from device-centric networks to ones driven by software and automation, he said. To that end, the CCNA update focuses on six primary areas: programmable network architectures, virtualized network functions (NFV), policy-based network management and Quality of Service, network-leveraged analytics, enterprise VPN technology for intelligent WAN, IPv6 and routing for the Internet of Things.