CCNA Recert

Unanswered Question
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.


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).



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