I think this is quite a common question, but I can never seem to find an answer that makes any sense, so I would like to take the opportunity to clear this up.
I gained my original CCNA in July 2002
I then gained recertification in May 2005 by passing the CiscoWorks exam (now retired)
I then started my CCNP by passing the BSCI in June 2006.
I have subsequently passed the BCMSN and the ISCW.
My question is:
I have read that you have a maximum of 3 years to complete all the CCNP exams, but when does the "clock" start ticking ? Is from passing the first CCNP exam, or from when you last certified your CCNA ?
As you can see, if it is from when your CCNA was last certified then I am band out of luck as this ocurred in May 2005 and I haven't even sat the ONT course yet. However, if it is from the date when you passed the first CCNP exam, in my case June 2006, then I have a little over a year to complete the final exam.
Can anyone help answer this question ?