Cisco Certified Network Associate
To earn the new CCNA, you only need to complete one exam, due to go live on Feb 24, 2020. This new exam (200-301 CCNA) will cover a wide range of networking, security, automation, and programmability topics.
Under the soon-to-be-antiquated CCNA program, choosing to go down the path of CCNA Security leads to CCNP Security. However, that will no longer be the case after the new cert sequence. At that point, you will begin to specialize when you decide to go for your CCNP.
Students may look at the current list of CCNA offerings and requirements, only to get intimidated by all the information. Under the new program, the path’s a lot easier to follow. With this in mind, it seems like Cisco’s new program could encourage more people to take the first step toward earning CCNA.