Because many companies now depend on Cisco technologies for their network and networking needs, IT professional certifications specifically designed for Cisco products and services are being administered by the Pearson VUE. Exam
certifications include three levels: the Associate, Professional, and Expert. The CCNA exam number 640-801 is the qualifying exam for a certification in the field of Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA.
Exam number 640-801 will include questions and materials learned from the Interconnection Cisco Network Devices (ICND) as well as those learned from the new Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO). CCNA 640-801 is a
certification that evaluates candidates on their knowledge and makes sure that they have the necessary skills to establish, implement, connect, configure, and troubleshoot, the different Cisco networks and networking technologies.
In terms of planning and designing, the CCNA 640-801 exam will cover topics such as the designing of simple LAN layouts using the technology of Cisco, the IP addressing and designing schemes, routing protocols and requirements, customized access list based on user specifications, and many other related topics on the successful delivery of Cisco networking.
The CCNA 640-801 exam will also cover implementation and operation procedures like router configuration, protocols, IP addressing. Customization of switch configurations in order to meet specific network demands and managing of LAN
implementations will also be included in the exam.
Troubleshooting and technology familiarity will also be part of the 640-801 CCNA exams. Last November 6, 2007, the CCNA 640-801 was retired and replaced with the 640-802 which includes such technologies as VOIP, wireless LAN, IOS Management via SDM, VPN and many more.