CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate, which is a certification you can earn after taking the 120-minute exam administered by Cisco. The exam tests your knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Once you earn your CCNA, you can use it to get a job in the information technology (IT) or networking fields. For example, you could work as a Cloud Engineer, Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, or IT Manager. You can also take additional specialized exams to land a more specialized role. If you complete the CCNA Routing and Switching Certification, for example, you are eligible for positions like a Network Analyst or Network Engineer.