Q

Is the A+ certification a CCNA exam prerequisite?

Cisco certification expert David Minutella explains whether or not CompTIA A+ certification is necessary to tackling the CCNA exam.

I want to take the CCNA exam. Is A+ certification required?

The CompTIA A+ exam is not a perquisite for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). In fact, there is no prerequisite to take your CCNA exam. However, I would advise looking into taking the CompTIA Network+ exam if you are new to networking. It is a great foundation to start your networking certification experience with and will inevitably help you understand the concepts in the CCNA better.

This was first published in February 2009

Dig deeper on Networking Certs and Careers

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSDN

SearchEnterpriseWAN

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchMobileComputing

SearchDataCenter

SearchITChannel

Close