Failed ICND, what next !!

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Nov 6th, 2007

Hi guys just did my ICND today but could not get the required mark ( time the usual culprit and i guess my mind went blank with the simulation question ;-), there was a note that i could retake the exam after the 12th but at the same time i heard that the 6th of Nov(today) was the last day for sitting ICND . Do i have to take the ICND2 640-816 (new sylabus)?? Any ideas before i make some costly decisions ? I took the intro a couple of months ago and passed ..

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Loading. Tue, 11/06/2007 - 16:17

Sorry dude. Since this exam will no longer be available you have to take both of the new ICND exams (ICND1 & ICND2).

And most likely the prices are more.

GoBucks82 Tue, 11/06/2007 - 19:20

I am actually in the same boat as you. I have already passed the INTRO exam months back. I was told by someone else on this forum that all we have to do is take the ICND2. Basically INTRO + ICND2 = CCNA. I have yet to confirm whether or not this is true.

pipemajor Tue, 11/06/2007 - 20:54

> Basically INTRO + ICND2 = CCNA. I have yet to confirm whether or not this is true.

Yes, true!!


Q: If I pass the INTRO exam and pass ICND2, will I achieve CCNA certification?

A: Yes. The INTRO 640-821 exam can be combined with the ICND2 640-816 exam to complete CCNA certification for as long as the INTRO exam is valid-up to three years from date that you pass the INTRO exam, per standard policy.

The INTRO 640-821 and ICND 640-811 exams will not be available after November 6, 2007.

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Search for "Mix" and "CCNA" Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:52

This seems to be the case (ICND2 is very similar to ICND apart from IPV6 and wireless ??). I will call the cisco customer services to clarify and then post the answer here ...CCNA so near yet so far )-:

GoBucks82 Wed, 11/07/2007 - 12:58

I'm still trying to find out if wireless is covered on the ICND2 exam. The Cisco Press book for ICND1 has an entire chapter devoted to wireless, but I didn't seem to find any mention of wireless in the Cisco Press book for ICND2.

nhlaing Thu, 11/08/2007 - 02:56

Hi guys, yes I am in same boat - I have passed my Intro and failed my ICND. Now I am wondering if we can take the new ICND and get the CCNA ? So what I am trying to say is combine Old Intro and new ICND and pass CCNA.

GoBucks82 Thu, 11/08/2007 - 06:23

That's correct. If you've already passed the INTRO exam then all you have to do is take and pass the ICND2 exam to gain CCNA. Thu, 11/08/2007 - 07:42

It's official guys, called the customer service guys today and they confirmed that INTRO + ICND2 = CCNA

(assuming that u passed INTRO already and failed ICND), guy said u can get books/material from cisco press ....checked the curriculum and is not that different from ICND , but better to be safe than sorry, get the materials..

pipemajor Thu, 11/08/2007 - 09:55

I have a case opened which asks if those of us who have passed the 640-821 INTRO exam but not the 640-811 ICND exam can now take the new 640-822 ICND1 exam and at least get the CCENT.

It is still unresolved as of noon today (11/08/2207).


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