Expired Certifications

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Feb 27th, 2008

At the moment I have an expired CCNA, CCDA, CCNP and CCDP. As part of my job I do voice, so I am thinking about doing a CCVP.

The problem I have is that according to Cisco I need a 'Valid CCNA certification' to do a CCVP. What I don't understand is that in the CCNA section of their website to recertify a CCNA I need "either pass the current CCNA exam, or pass the ICND2 exam, or pass any 642 professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.".

Ok so I could recertify my CCNA by getting a CCVP (642 level), but I cannot do that as I don't have a valid CCNA do I?

I have this problem too.
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jcrussell Wed, 02/27/2008 - 09:05

Unfortunately, the only way to re-certify an expired cert is to retake all the requirements for the exam. So taking a 642 level would not renew your CCNA. You can take the CCVP tests without a CCNA, but you will not be certified as a CCVP until you get the CCNA.

Purist1972 Wed, 02/27/2008 - 09:30

What would happen if a CCIE written paper was taken, would that not recertify everything below it?

svermill Wed, 02/27/2008 - 09:32

You can only recertify what you're currently certified in. If a cert has expired, it *cannot* be recertified but rather re-obtained starting from ground zero...

Purist1972 Wed, 02/27/2008 - 09:40

Of course, I remember now, you get the notifications that it is going to expire, you then have the option to recertify. It's been so long .....

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