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CCNA Practice Test

The CCNA is a certification administered by Cisco that can help prepare you for a variety of jobs in the IT industry. To pass the exam and become certified in your field, taking a CCNA practice test is a great way to ensure you’re prepared.

Our team went over the best ways to prepare for the CCNA and included some CCNA practice exams to help you succeed.

Summary: Use the free CCNA practice test below to ensure you are ready to take this exam.

CCNA Practice Test

There are plenty of ways to familiarize yourself with what will be on the CCNA. We found a couple of resources where you can test your knowledge for free with CCNA practice questions, and a full-length CCNA practice exam booklet.

Practice Exam BookletExamCram
2,000+ CCNA QuestionsLearn-CCNA

Other CCNA Test Questions

Flashcards are another great way to review a lot of CCNA exam questions at once, especially on the go. Our team located flashcard sets made by verified teachers.

CCNA BasicsQuizlet
CCNA 200-301Quizlet
CCNA 250+ FlashcardsQuizlet

CCNA Sample Questions

The CCNA test uses several different question formats, including multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, and fill-in. There are also simulation, testlet, and simlet questions.

Here’s an example of the kind of multiple-choice question you’d come across:

By default, how many usable hosts are in a classic C IPv4 Address?

  1. 65465
  2. 254
  3. 32568
  4. 255
  5. 64516

Answer: b

You’re probably familiar with how multiple-choice questions work, but what about simulation questions? When taking the CCNA exam online, you may be asked to perform specific tasks in addition to answering questions. Simulation Exams created sample simulation questions like this one:

CCNA Practice Test

What is the Cisco CCNA Exam?

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) exam is a certification that shows your expertise in the IT field. The certification is widely recognized within the tech industry and is geared toward associate-level training.

After passing, the certification is valid for three years, after which you can retake the exam or opt to certify at a higher level.

The exam is usually taken online and is proctored by Pearson.

What is on the CCNA Exam?

The CCNA exam consists of 100-120 questions and takes 120 minutes to complete (this means the average time limit is around 1 minute/question).

The exam is designed to test your knowledge of the operation, installation, management, and troubleshooting of branch networks, and includes dozens of subtopics, many of which are specific to Cisco systems.

Here’s a breakdown of the main sections and topics of the exam:

Network Fundamentals (20%)

  • Routers
  • Controllers
  • Endpoints
  • Servers
  • IPv4 configuration

Network Access (20%)

  • VLANs
  • Cisco Wireless Architectures
  • WLAN components

IP Connectivity (25%)

  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • First hop redundancy protocols

IP Services (10%)

  • Understand the role of DHCP and DNA
  • Understand the functions of TFTP/FTP within a network

Security Fundamentals (15%)

  • Define key concepts
  • Configure device access using local passwords
  • Understand authentication, authorization, and accounting

Automation & Programmability (10%)

  • Compare traditional vs controlled-based networking
  • Understand how automation impacts network management
  • Interpret JSON encoded data

There are a lot more terms and topics to know than the ones listed above. We recommend starting by reviewing the vocabulary section of the official CCNA certification guide or by taking the free CCNA practice test above.

How To Study for the CCNA Exam

Beginning to study for the CCNA can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are a plethora of excellent study resources, free practice tests, and Cisco study materials.

Before you even make your first flashcard, you need to make a plan. For example, there are six main topics on the Cisco CCNA.

Depending on when you’re taking the exam, you could opt to study one topic (and all the relevant subtopics) every two weeks. In 12 weeks, you will have covered all the relevant material.

CCNA practice tests are a surefire way to make sure you both understand the material and the test format that you’ll encounter. It’s also important to track your progress on exams to identify problem areas you need to review again.

Cisco also offers guided study groups, which run discussion and instruction groups, both live and asynchronously. There are even podcasts and games that can help you in your journey to CCNA certification.


The exam consists of anywhere between 100 and 120 questions.

If you fail the CCNA and want to retake it, you may do so after a five-day wait period.

There are multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, and simulation questions on the CCNA.

Gianni Evangelisti
Gianni has been working in the test prep industry for 6+ years. Gianni has created test prep materials across multiple different exam categories.