My CCNA and CCNP both expired in 2006 when I was more focused on my degree and didn't have time to recertify. In any case, I'm looking to recertify them both this year and am currently enrolled in the Advanced Routing CCNP course through a local Network Academy.
So, my question is whether or not I can schedule and take the BSCI exam before I recertify my CCNA. Also, if I am able and pass the exam, will it qualify towards a CCNP even if I don't have my CCNA yet?
I do intend to get my CCNA again, but I'd rather focus on this CCNP course and take the exam immediately following the completion of the class.