CCNA Recert

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Apr 3rd, 2007

I have a question:

I passed my CCNA in August 2002. I retook the CCNA on July 30 2005 but failed. I then continued on taking 642-501 and 642-522 exam and passed them. I wish I could skip taking CCNA exam again and move on to other CCSP exams. Is that any way I can talk to Cisco on this matters?

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Brandon Buffin Tue, 04/03/2007 - 12:54

You can take the other CCSP exams, but until you complete CCNA, your CCSP will not be valid. CCNA is a prerequisite for CCSP. You can open a case with Cisco by using the Certifications Online Support link to the right of this post, but I don't think you'll get anywhere as these guidelines are well published on the certification portion of the site.

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/learning_career_certifications_and_learning_paths_home.html

Brandon

folumon Thu, 04/05/2007 - 03:08

To further add to this,why isnt there a discount on the recertification.

I passed my CCNA in 2003 and havent been chanced to revalidate it.Which of the exams do i have to do to revalidate it?

And are there any sample simulations on CCNP as compared to the CCNA

fcarnie Thu, 04/05/2007 - 10:24

I was hoping for some confirmation (as I'm in much the same situation).

It is stated that:

You can recertify your CCNA by passing one of the following:

** Any 642 professional level or specialist exam (excluding Sales specialist exams) **

If miloann2002 then continued taking exams 642-501 and 642-522 and passed them then doesn't that mean that his CCNA has already been recertified?

Please excuse me if I'm missed something fundamental.

Brandon Buffin Thu, 04/05/2007 - 10:28

This would be true if his CCNA had not expired. You cannot renew an expired certification. The only way to regain the certification is to take the current required exam(s).

Brandon

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