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The new CCNA has replaced this certification

If you held an active CCDA certification on February 24, 2020, you received the new CCNA.

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Enterprise environments require networks designed for performance, availability, and scalability with the flexibility to meet rapidly evolving demands. To meet these challenges head on, skilled IT professionals are needed with up-to-date, fundamental network design skills. For network design engineers, system engineers, and sales engineers and individuals looking to build and validate Cisco network design fundamental knowledge the Cisco CCDA certification program focuses on design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, and network expansion considerations within basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.


A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams and recommended training

Retired: February 24, 2020


Required exam Recommended training
200-310 DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)

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The new CCNA has replaced this certification.

For information about how to recertify your CCNA, visit the recertification page.