CCNP completion deadline?

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Feb 6th, 2008
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I started my CCNP voyage and have passed the BSCI and BCMSN at a rate of 1 exam/month. We are about to have a baby and was wondering if I'll have time to take a break for a month or two or is there a certain amount of time you have to complete all four exams before it "expires" and you have to start over? Or, do you get 3 years to complete each one (I wouldn't take that long) as if they keep renewing themselves?

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dbeare Thu, 02/07/2008 - 07:53
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As far as I know, each test is valid for 3 years, so you basically get 3 years from when you complete the first test to finish all of them and obtain your CCNP. Your CCNP certification is then valid for 3 years from the date you took the final exam.

ciscomoderator. Thu, 02/07/2008 - 13:25
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Hello tpattgeek,

When starting a certification track you have 3 years from the first passed exam to complete it. If all the exams are not compelted within 3 years, they start to expire. 642 exams are valid for only 3 years. Once expired they have to be taken again.

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