Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching)


Credential: Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching) CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching) certification focuses on the skills required for onsite support and maintenance of Cisco routers, switches, and operating environments. Technicians in this area must be able to identify Cisco router and switch models, accessories, cabling, and interfaces; understand the Cisco IOS software operating modes and identify commonly found software; and be able to use the Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) to connect and service products. Achieving Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching certification is considered the best foundation for supporting other Cisco devices and systems. There are no prerequisites to sit for the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA  95134

Phone: (800) 553-NETS

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Written Exam 100-490 Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices

  • 1.0 General Networking Knowledge (25%)
    • 1.1 Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
    • 1.2 Describe the basic functionality and key differences of this hardware: LAN switch, router, and wireless access points
    • 1.3 Differentiate between these Layer 2 technologies: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial, and Optical
    • 1.4 Describe LAN cabling
    • 1.5 Describe the function of CSU/DSU
    • 1.6 Describe Telco termination point
    • 1.7 Describe an IPv4 and IPv6 address and subnet
    • 1.8 Describe the function of FTP, TFTP and PING
    • 1.9 Describe the function of Telnet and SSH
  • 2.0 Cisco Equipment and Related Hardware (20%)
    • 2.1 Identify Cisco equipment
    • 2.2 Identify Cisco products by logo marking and model number (including, but not limited to, locations on chassis, line card, module, or adapter)
    • 2.3 Identify Cisco Transceiver Modules
    • 2.4 Identify and locate the serial number of Cisco products (including, but not limited to, locations on chassis, line card, module, or adapter)
    • 2.5 Identify and describe commonly used components
    • 2.6 Describe hardware memory common terms and their use in Cisco routers and switches
    • 2.7 Identify the cabling on Cisco equipment
    • 2.8 Identify tools for hardware installation and replacement
    • 2.9 Identify the different loop-back plugs (RJ45 Ethernet, T1, 56K)
  • 3.0 Cisco IOS Software Operation (29%)
    • 3.1 Describe the key role of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR and NX-OS software
    • 3.2 Navigate between different operating modes
    • 3.3 Determine the current mode of a device
    • 3.4 Copy and paste a configuration file from/to a router or switch
    • 3.5 Use and interpret the basic Cisco IOS Software commands
    • 3.6 Describe the location and process to change the configuration register parameter
    • 3.7 Identify a configuration file from a Cisco device
    • 3.8 Describe the licensing process on different platforms
    • 3.9 Describe Bundle Mode/Install Mode IOS-XE
  • 4.0 Service-related Knowledge (26%)
    • 4.1 Locate and use a text editor such as, Notepad
    • 4.2 Locate and use the Windows command prompt
    • 4.3 Locate, configure, and use Terminal Emulation ( Tera Term, Putty)
    • 4.4 Configure networks settings for Ethernet port on laptop (IP address, subnet mask and default gateway) and establish a connection with Ethernet ports on Cisco equipment using correct cable
    • 4.5 Make a physical connection from laptop to Cisco console port
    • 4.6 Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
    • 4.7 Configure and use TFTP and FTP servers (TFTP d32/64, FIlezilla)
    • 4.8 Perform software upgrade or downgrade using TFTP, FTP, xmodem, tftpdnld, or USB Storage
    • 4.9 Manage configurations via the TCP/IP network
    • 4.10 Perform password recovery on a Cisco device
    • 4.11 Identify and correct common network problems at Layers 1 and 2

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Cisco Systems, Inc. testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT Routing and Switching) credential has the following recertification information:

  • A CCT certification is valid for three years.  More information on the Cisco recertification policy can be found on the agency's website.

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