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CCDA® (Cisco Certified Design Associate)

The foundation you gain when preparing for CCDA® (Cisco Certified Design Associate) certification is the first step on an industry-recognized career track. The CCDA certification also guarantees an individual's network design skills at the foundation level.

Course Code:  TBI 654
Course: 40 hours
Cost: $1199.00 (includes books and supplies)
Location: Huntsville campus

Benefits of CCDA Certification
Overall, Cisco certification validates an individual's achievement, so it increases the holder's professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise. In particular, the CCDA certification indicates knowledge of network design for the small office, home-office (SOHO) market and for medium-size organizations whose simple LAN, routed WAN, and switched LAN networks have fewer than 500 nodes.
A CCDA certified individual can do the following:
  • Determine a customer's requirements for network performance, security, capacity, and scalability
  • Design a network structure that meets these requirements
  • Articulate the benefits of the design to a customer's satisfaction
  • Develop and test a prototype network that validates the design-and demonstrate that proof to a customer's satisfaction
CCNA level knowledge is needed to prepare for the CCDA certification exam.

Certification Requirements
One Core Exams
Classroom Training
640-861 DESGN
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Or CCDA Boot Camp