New Certification Exam Topics Roll-Out

The Learning@Cisco Exam and Marketing teams are pleased to announce the completion of an “exam topic transparency” project, which was undertaken to increase openness about exams for Cisco certification candidates—consistent with certification industry best practice today. As part of this collaborative effort, the two teams have restructured the more than 170+ exam topic lists, or blueprints, that appear on the Cisco Learning Network and

The topics have been made more transparent in two significant ways:
They now show, as a percentage, the amount of focus, or weight, given to each general topic, or domain, in the exam. Knowing the percentages will allow certification candidates to allocate study and test-taking time more strategically.
Further detail about each domain has been provided by means of subtopics, which will give candidates a clearer sense of exam coverage upfront.

Click on and Cisco Learning Network for an example of the new topics information for the 100-101 ICND1 exam.

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