The Cisco-Certified Design Associate or CCDA certification instructs students on the knowledge needed to be able to design routed or switched networks of LANs, WANs and broadband services. There are two basic tracks in CCDA Certification
- Network Design
- Network Support
If you are aspiring to be the professional who designs a network when a business needs one then choose the Design track. If you want to support and troubleshoot the new network once it is in place then you would choose the Support track.
In order to complete the CCDA certification exam, it is not required to have obtained your CCNA certification but you should be at least familiar with the material. It would be helpful to have knowledge about SWITCH level or BCMSN Cisco based LANs. You are only required to pass one exam to earn your CCDA; it is the 640-441 DCN. Luckily, information is available at tests live where you have access to all the material that will help you pass. Your CCDA Cisco certification is good for three years and then
must be renewed. You can either choose to re-take the same test or test at a higher level during re-certification. If you are ambitious at all, it’s a perfect opportunity to advance your knowledge and re-test on a higher certification