Study Tips for the Cisco CCNA 200-125 Certification

CCNA 200-125 Routing and Switching (R&S) is one of thebest IT security certifications and one of the most popular credentials acrossthe world. This is basically an associate-level certification and hence thecandidate who clears the related test(s) will be able to get better jobopportunities with pretty good pay as well. Once you are 200-125 – CCNA Routing& Switching Dumps certified, you will be able to configure routed andswitched networks as well as operate and troubleshoot them.

When you are preparing for the CCNA 200-125 Certification,there are two paths for the same:

1. Pass two exams: 100-105 ICND1 (Interconnecting CiscoNetworking Devices Part 1) and 200-105 ICND2 (Interconnecting Cisco NetworkingDevices Part 2). The exams contain 45-55 and 55-65 questions respectively. Thisoption is intended for those who prefer to pass the material sequentially andis recommended for beginners.

2. Pass single CCNA 200-125 (Cisco Certified NetworkAssociate Exam). This test contains 60-70 questions and recommended for thosewho are confident in their abilities. All three exams mentioned above have aduration of 90 minutes.

Irrespective of the paths chosen the topics will include asbelow.

  • Topics covered

  • Fundamentals of the network;

  • Management of the infrastructure;

  • Infrastructure security;

  • Infrastructure and related services;

  • WAN and related technologies;

  • LAN switching technologies;

  • Ipv4/ipv6 routing.

Cisco examinations are hard to clear without an organizedstudy plan. The questions are based on real life issues and needs extensivetraining. Time management is required to attempt so many questions in suchshort duration. Minimum of 6 months is required with consistent preparation toclear the exam. There are some handy tips for the process of preparation.

Practical Experience:

In order to clear CCNA 200-125 Routing and Switchingcertification exams, you will need both theoretical and practical knowledge.So, when you start your preparation, make sure that you are using yourtheoretical knowledge in the real scenarios like finding some alternate waysfor troubleshooting one single problem. This can be helpful with your test.

Study Material

One of the best ways to prepare for CCNA 200-125 tests is toprepare from Cisco books like CCENT/CCNA 200-125 ICND1 100-105 Official CertGuide written by Wendell Odom and CCNA 200-125 Routing and Switching ICND2200-105 Official Cert Guide by the same author.

There is also another material available. It is called31Days Before Your CCNA 200-125 Routing & Switching Exam: A Day-By-Day ReviewGuide for the ICND1/CCENT (100-105), ICND2 (200-105), and CCNA (200-125)Certification Exams (authored by Allan Johnson). The book is available throughthe Cisco Press.

Before you start your preparation, having a good knowledgeof binary mathematics can be helpful. Also, you should make sure that you arecovering the lab exercises and practice questions that you that you may find inthe books.

Practice Tests:

Schedule the practice tests well ahead the actual Exambecause this gives enough time to analyse the Strength and Weaker areas of theexams . This helps you to prepare for the exam efficiently.

Revise the material before the exam

It is very important to refresh your knowledge just a fewdays before your exam. You can make use of the books we have discussed above.This can help you recollect all the knowledge you have gained and maybe evencome across the concepts that you have skipped during the initial preparation.The last few weeks before your exam should be utilized for practice tests. Tryto find as many practice questions as possible and that will help you refreshyour knowledge in one way.

Sufficient Rest

Enough sleep and rest are required for mentally andphysically be ready for the exam. Too much stress and exhausting  oneself makes one loose concentration and notbe able to perform. Hence Rest is essential.

Be Shrewd

When you start your exam, you should make sure that you arequick in answering the questions. But then again, read the questions properlybefore you try to answer them. You can’t afford to spend too much time thinkingabout just one answer. If you are not sure about the answer, then it is alwaysgood to skip the question and go to the next one. You can come back if youstill have time at the end of the exam. This way, you will not miss thosequestions that may be easy for you to answer. So, always make sure that you aregoing through all the questions at least once during the 90 minutes of thetest.


These tips work with dedicated preparation and properplanning may be bring out best from you. Good Luck Everyone.

By haripriya.krishnakum Krishnakumar | 17 Oct 2019 | 0 Comments