New Cisco CCNA R&S Certification – Forget 640-816, 640-816, and 640-822 Exams

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This blog is launched with (… surprise! Many of you already know this. It doesn’t hurt to look closer. Or, if you’ve been studying in a cave without internet access, 640-816, or 640-822 for your CCNA exams (has anyone done it in a cave?) This will be your news. STOP. Now. They are no longer available.
Employers are increasingly looking for professionals with the right skills to help them navigate the new network technology. It’s obvious. It is something we all know. Cisco knows this. Cisco has updated their popular CCNA program earlier in the year to keep up with demand. Cisco calls it CCNA Routing and Switching and incorporates and reflects all the latest networking trends.
The CCNA R&S Certification demonstrates your expertise in medium-sized routed and switched networks. It covers candidates’ increased skill set, which includes but is not limited to understanding network infrastructure (mainly switching and routing) and wireless access and connectivity using WAN. It also places a greater emphasis on IP technology.
The new CCNA R&S Certification is for entry-level network professionals with 1-3 years experience. There are no prerequisites.
Cisco updated the certification program. The required CCNA exams were also updated (which is not surprising considering that Cisco tends to update their exam tracks every few year). The following exams expired on September 30, 2013: 640-802; 640-816; 640-822. They are no longer valid for CCNA certification.
The new CCNA Routing and Switching Program requires candidates who have passed the Cisco 200-120 CCNA exam to become Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam). Candidates must also pass the combined 100-101 ICND1 and 2002-101 ICND2 exams. (Interconnecting Cisco Networking devices, Parts 1 and 2). The ICND1 exam is also a prerequisite for the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician).
CCNA Track Expired
Track CCNA Current/New
640-802 CCNA v1.1
200-120 CCNAX v2.0
OR –
OR –
640-822 ICND1 v1.1
100-101 ICND1 v2.0
640-816 ICND2 v1.1
200-101 ICND2 v2.0
Exam descriptions and candidates’ experiences show that exams tend to be focused on the following topics. However, other related topics may also be included. This guideline is only for guidance. Cisco and other sources can provide more information.
Operation of IP Data Networks
LAN Switching Technologies
IP addressing (IPv4/IPv6)
IP Routing Technologies
IP Services
Network Device Security
WAN Technologies
We aren’t done yet with Cisco news. The Cisco certification programs and tracks have seen many changes in this year. Those of you who are keeping an eye on CCENT will be disappointed to learn that this certification is actually more difficult than it used to. We’ll be writing a separate post on each stage of Cisco IT Certification soon.