To recertify or not to recertify?

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May 2nd, 2007
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My CCNA expires in Dec 2007 (this year). I can't decide whether to let it go, or continue on down perhaps the CCDP path or CCIP path.

I'm a solution designer for an ISP within a telco. I'm interested in, and design apps which interact with network elements, though I don't work with any gear directly. My thinking is that design level knowledge may be beneficial.

However my immediate concern, is how to keep my CCNA current with (lets be honest) minimum effort. I'm in the middle of my commerical pilots exams right now.

Is it possible to take a specialist (design) exam in some relevant subject, or one of the CCDP exams, to keep my CCNA current, and then go back and do the CCDA? Which ones are considered the easiest? Or should I just flag it altogether?

Sorry about the length of this one, but if anybody has any good advice, I'm all ears.



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scottmac Wed, 05/02/2007 - 19:46
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"Easiest" is pretty relative, depending on your background.

Any "642-" level exam will recert your CCNA. I believe you need a CCNA for the CCDA (certainly need it for CCDP).

You should probably review the blueprints for each of the current CCNP / DP exams and decide, based on your background & experience, which test you feel you can knock out with the least pain.

Good Luck



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