Cisco CCNA Practice Test Questions
The Cisco CCNA certification is one of the two second tier of the Cisco certification ladder (also known as the associate-level certification). The other second tier certification is the CCDA, which focuses strictly on network design. Following this level is the professional-level (the CCNP), the expert level (the CCIE), and finally the architect level (the CCAr).
The old Cisco CCNA certification has recently been split into several smaller certifications which focus on different skills. The certifications are Cloud, Collaboration, Cyber Ops, Data Center, Industrial, Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider and Wireless. The certification most closely resembling the old overall certification is CCNA Routing and Switching.
There are no course prerequisites to take the CCNA Routing and Switching exam. However, you are required to pass exam 100-105 ICND1 and either exam 200-105 ICND2 v3.0 or the recently retired exam 200-101 ICND2 v2.0 (retired on September 24, 2016). The exam code for CCNA Routing and Switching is 200-125 CCNA. There are anywhere between 50 and 60 questions.
The time limit may vary anywhere from one to two hours, but the average is 90 minutes. There will be multiple choice questions, multiple answer questions (note that Cisco exams will always tell you how many answers you should check on these questions), drag-and-drop questions, fill in the blank questions, and simulation questions. The exam will be online and each question will come in a set order and may only be seen once. In other words, you may not ‘mark’ a question to return to later like in CompTIA exams. You will be given an erasable note board and marker for notes and calculations to assist you as you answer the questions.
This exam may contain non-scored items to collect performance data on new items. Non-scored items are not used in determining the passing score, nor are they reported in a subsection of the score report. All non-scored items are randomly placed in the exam with sufficient time calculated and given to complete the entire exam. The passing score of this exam varies each year and will not be revealed until after the exam is over.
However, the average passing score is anywhere between 800 and 850 points, out of a total 1000 points. In the event that you fail the exam, you must wait three full days – starting the day after the exam – to register to retake the exam. The cost of taking this exam is $295. This certification is valid for three years, and then you must retake the exam to maintain the certification.