Cisco DevNet Certification

IT LEVEL:
Intermediate

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
1 Year+

IT PREREQUISITE:
Net+ & CCNA

EXAM LENGTH:
90 mins

Cisco CCNA Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

Before taking the Cisco DevNet certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 5 core areas:

  • Understanding and Using APIs

    Demonstrate competency how to construct a REST API, troubleshoot HTTP response codes, construct Python scripts, and compare common API styles (REST, RPC, synchronous, and asynchronous), and more.

  • Infrastructure and Automation

    Demonstrate competency and understanding with common infrastructure topics, such as model driven programmability, controller-level to device-level management, automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, and Cisco NSO), workflow automation by Ansible playbook, and more.

  • Application Deployment and Security

    Demonstrate competency and understanding with the concepts of application deployment and security, including the benefits of edge computing, attributes of application deployment models (private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, and edge), utilizing Docker images in a local developer environment, utilize Bash commands, and more.

  • Cisco Platforms and Development

    Demonstrate competency with how to construct Python scripts using Cisco SDK, how to differentiate between Cisco network management platforms (Meraki, Cisco DNA Center, ACI, Cisco SD-WAN, and NSO), apply concepts of model driven programmability (YANG, RESTCONF, and NETCONF), and more.

  • Network Fundamentals

    Describe the purpose and usage of MAC addresses, VLANs, common networking components such as switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers, functions of management, data, control planes, and more.

  • Software Development and Design

    Demonstrate ability to identify different data formats (XML, JSON, YAML), different software development methodologies (agile, lean, waterfall), the advantages of common design patterns (MVC and Observer), version control operations with Git, and more

The new Cisco DevNet exam now key includes new topics, such as automation and programmability. The exam covers a range of topics that help demonstrate competency in networking tasks including:

  • Installing, operating, and configuring basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity problems

Before taking the Cisco CCNA certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 3 core areas:

  • Networking

    Demonstrate competency and understanding with key networking fundamentals, including host-to-host communication, the role of switches within LANs, IPv4 and IPv6 configuration, how to use Wireless LAN Controllers, and more.

  • Security

    Demonstrate competency and understanding with common network security topics, including threat defense technologies, security configuration of the device management plane, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and more.

  • Automation

    Demonstrate competency and understanding with the concepts of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN).

The technical skills validated through the Cisco DevNet certification exam will help prepare you for promising IT career opportunities such as:

  • IT Infrastructure Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Application Developer

Like any career building pSuccessfully passing your Cisco DevNet IT certification exam is a critical step to advancing your IT career and is one of the most sought-after certifications for networking professionals and application development experts. However, passing the certification exam is only one step of the equation.  If you pass the exam, but have no demonstratable skills to back it up, you may have challenges getting past the interview stage with potential employers.  

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

Typically, students enrolled in our Cisco CCNA & CCNP Certificate or Computer Information Systems Degree programs feel confident taking the Cisco CCNA exam after 10 weeks of technical training and exam preparation.

Register for our Cisco DevNet certification training course (DEVASC 200-901 training).

Here are two recommended IT certification pathways that kickoff with the Cisco DevNet certification:

Your Cisco DevNet exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for all Certificate and Degree programs. You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has enabled students to take the Cisco DevNet certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through Cisco’s new online proctoring process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.

Studying for the Cisco DevNet certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career.

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including Cisco DevNet.

  • No exam fees
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

 

Questions About Getting Certified?

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers. Navigating the IT certification landscape by yourself can be challenging. If you’re wondering which certification path is right for you or how to get started, we’re here to help.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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