CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) which is a certification granted to you after you pass the Cisco-product IT professional standards as determined by three exams. You may opt to take the CCNA exam by itself, or the two other exams (INTRO then ICND). It is said the latter two exam process permits students to concentrate more on certain subjects, compared to the single exam of CCNA.

Module 1 Exam of CCNA 3 is all about Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing Version 3.1. For those who want to check their proficiency in this particular exam of the CCNA series, you can look online for websites that offer no-credit assessment exams. These assessment exams will test your skills and knowledge under time pressure, so that you know how you would fare under similar conditions.

The reason it is called CCNA 3 is because this subject is usually covered during the third semester of a four-semester training period. In this semester in particular, the student should be able to become proficient in certain advanced IP addressing methods – namely, VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Masking), Intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, ethernet switching, VLAN (Virtual LAN), (STP) Spanning Tree Protocol, and (VTP) VLAN Trunking Protocol.

Before a student can progress to CCNA 3 level, he must have undergone the CCNA 1 topic and the CCNA 2 topic first since these give prerequisite information upon which CCNA 3 is founded.

The CCNA training was designed to allow people (from high school level upwards) to gain technical and practical knowledge and skills in the IT area of networking.

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