Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA®) validates knowledge required to design a Cisco converged network. With a CCDA certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. The CCDA curriculum includes designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks
CCNA level knowledge and Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) level knowledge is needed to prepare for the CCDA certification exam.
Recommended training for this certification
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions, Version 2.1 (DESGN)
Exams : 640-863 DESGN
CCDA certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, either pass the current CCDA exam, or pass any 642 professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.