The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services. A CCNA certification certifies a technician's skill to install, configure, set up, troubleshoot and operate a medium-sized routed and switched computer network. This also includes executing and verifying connections to a wide area network (WAN). The CCNA certification is the second level of certification, one step above Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and directly below the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional).