Cisco Routing and Switching Field Specialist - prerequisit

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Feb 20th, 2007

I was looking into obtaining this cert but unfotunately have let my CCNP expire would cisco accept a current CCIE R&S certification instead?

I currently have

CCIE R&S 17457 CCNA CCDA CCDP Advance Security field specialist

I have this problem too.
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ROBERT WATSON Tue, 02/20/2007 - 12:26

My ccnp is not current got it in 2002 let it expire in 2004 in 2005 passed the ccie written to renew the DP.

Brandon Buffin Tue, 02/20/2007 - 12:30

The CCNP is good for 3 years so if you got it in 02, it would not expire until 05. Have you checked your status in the Certification Tracking System?


sundar.palaniappan Tue, 02/20/2007 - 15:25

Congratulations on your CCIE certification!!

The best place to get answers to certification related questions is Certification Online Support web page. Most questions may already have been answered and if you don't find it there then you can open a case from that page to get response from Cisco.

Here's the link;



kian_wah Tue, 02/20/2007 - 18:42


If you check the certification tracking system (, you'll find that for "Cisco Routing and Switching Field Specialist", one of the requirements would be either CCNP OR any CCIE status. Thus, if you pass the R&S field specialist exam without CCNP, you would still be certified.

I've used my CCIE to override the CCDA requirement for IPTD certification and it wasn't a problem at all.



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ellis_b Tue, 02/20/2007 - 23:22

bob! How the heck are ya? i just keep running into you all over the place.

does your cert profile say your CCNP is expired?



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