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CCNA 7.0 Bridging, Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials Course on NetAcad

The new CCNA was released in mid Feb of 2020. With the advent of COVID, all of our active certs were pushed back 6 months.

Mine won't expire until the end of next year, which is rapidly approaching. So why not go through the free course on Cisco NetAcad?


It looks way different than the first course.

The navigation on the left starts at... 10.

It takes until 11.1.10 to get to a Packet Tracer about Port Security. It's an old one, I recognize it.

There are no small activities scattered throughout the (much shorter) lessons. There used to be matching games. Short quizzes are at the end of each section.

(Unrelated note: It also showed that the Rogue Laptop thwarted by port security and sticky MACs, while in the same subnet as the legitimate machines, couldn't ping. Because port security!)

The Syntax Checker displays the appropriate instruction at the appropriate time. No more continuous scrolling back and forth (Unless you want to go upward and check on a command in the lesson)


Despite the information being presented in a new and modern way, the assessments still look the way they did in 2016.

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