Cisco finalized the transformation of its Cisco Certified Network Associate, or CCNA, certification track in February 2020, introducing more drastic changes than the certifications had seen before.
With the CCNA redesign, Cisco merged multiple certification tracks into a single, more comprehensive exam. The new CCNA 200-301 exam adds security, automation and programmability topics, while continuing its emphasis on networking fundamentals.
Most CCNA hopefuls spend a considerable amount of time studying and preparing for the CCNA exams. Fortunately, Cisco author Wendell Odom provided in his certification guidebooks a brief quiz before each chapter that is full of practice questions for CCNA exams so readers can see what they already know and what to brush up on.
Odom's CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guides, Volumes 1 and 2 include a range of new and traditional topics and practice questions for CCNA hopefuls to study. While the exam includes various mentions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS), Odom claimed readers could replace mentions of Cisco with another vendor with almost everything in the new exam. These practice questions can provide vendor-agnostic study material and lay the groundwork for best practices all network engineers should know.
Below is a practice quiz with 12 practice questions, combining information from Volumes 1 and 2 of CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide.
The first six questions from Volume 1's Chapter 17, "IP Routing in the LAN," focus on areas related to IP routing, such as virtual LAN (VLAN) routing with 802.1Q trunks and Layer 3 switch configurations.
The last six questions from Volume 2's Chapter 5, "Securing Network Devices," test readers' knowledge of network security basics and focus primarily on how to secure networks, rather than specific endpoint security.
Practice makes perfect, so let's get started.