First tier of the Cisco network design certification track. The test focuses on basic network design using cisco products.

According to Cisco: "The CCDA certification (Cisco Certified Design Associate) indicates a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the small office/home office (SOHO) market. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services for businesses and organizations with networks of fewer than 100 nodes."