The CCNA Course is still a top-level certification that can be used to start a career in IT and networking.
Covid-19 has made it much easier to take your CCNA Exam. What do I mean by that? I am referring to the fact that the CCNA Course exam can be taken from the comfort of your home. In the past, the exam had to be scheduled at a physical testing center. Now it is much easier and requires only an internet connection and a camera for the proctoring service. Online exams will likely be offered after Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. That would be fantastic!
It’s never been a better moment to obtain your CCNA Course. Visit pearsonvue.com to book your exam. Since you will be working on your CCNA certification, I want to share some tips with you.
How to prepare for the day ahead
You will need to verify the link in your email confirmation that you received after scheduling the exam the day before.
Check if any background applications are running on your computer/laptop. On the morning of the exam, you should first make sure that all applications are closed.
Finally, ensure that you have a clear, clutter-free work area where you can close your door. Anyone entering the room during the test is grounds for disqualification. A second monitor must be turned off. I did this by unplugging it and hanging the power cord above the screen.
Morning of the Exam
Cisco recommends you sign in at least 30 minutes before the start time. This will allow Cisco to assess your workstation and workspace. To ensure you complete the pre-test checks on time, it is strongly recommended that you sign up precisely 30 minutes before the start of your exam. If you don’t start the exam within the time scheduled, your exam may be rescheduled.
The general process is as follows:
After scheduling your exam, you will be prompted to sign in on the Pearson page by entering the URL provided in your email confirmation.
A pre-system check will be required. This is different from the one that you did while scheduling the exam of IT Courses Melbourne. This initial check ensures that you have sufficient resources to support the testing software and that your webcam and microphone work properly.
A background check will be performed on the morning of the exam to see if any applications are running and ask you to close them. I found it in my task manager, but a “Snag-It” application was running in the background. It wasn’t listed under Task Manager. To pass the check, I had to uninstall the application because I was short on time.
During sign-in, you will need to provide a mobile number.
Once your system has been deemed ready, the proctor will reach out to you via chat within the Pearson application.
In addition, a message will be sent to your mobile phone, including a link you can use to upload photos.
At least six photos will be required.
Your face and a close-up photo of your ID. You will also need to upload four pictures of your work area. These should be taken from the front, back, and left. If you are unsure of any images, you will be asked for a redo and to upload them again.
After your photos have been cleared, you must physically remove your phone from your reach.
Your final request is to slowly take a 360-degree panorama of the room using your camera or laptop.
You have the option to view a tutorial before you start the exam. This tutorial is highly recommended. The exam clock does not begin until you click “Start Exam.”
There are 102 questions. Most of them are multiple-choice, with the rest being drag and drop. Cisco has published a blueprint that lists the question topics. They are evenly distributed.