CCDA to recertify CCNA

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Mar 31st, 2008
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Hi all i planned to take on the CCNP exams this year because my CCNA will expire on MARCH 9 2009 but due to budget i have to change over to CCDA. Now my question is can it renew my CCNA or push my expiring date forward

thanks Perry

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Danilo Dy Mon, 03/31/2008 - 05:40
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Passing CCDA will not renew or extend your CCNA.

"CCNA certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, 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.




alan.blake Mon, 03/31/2008 - 07:03
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rather than take a ccda, any professional exam (for example BSCI) would re-certify your CCNA, your CCNA will become valid again for 3 years and so will your BSCI exam, giving you 3 years to sit the other 3 exams( BCMSN, ONT, ISCW) to become CCNP. In theory, for every CCNP exam u take and pass this will re-certify your CCNA again ie start the 3 year clock again i think but thats relative.

Approx cost of a CCDA exam compared to a BSCI is not that much difference either.

ascoolasice Wed, 04/02/2008 - 16:31
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Hi Perry,

Why not take a CCNP exam, like the BSCI or BCMSN? It renews your CCNA and it's also part of the CCDP track, in case you want to go that route eventually. CCDA does not recertify your CCNA, and you'll have to take it again if it expires.


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