CCNA requirement for CCNP

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Apr 19th, 2008
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I certified as a CCNA on 30th May 2003, so this expired same date in 2006.

Since then I've been actively working on Extreme Networks for the last few years and never re-certified my CCNA.

I will be (hopefully) be passing my final CCNP exam next Tuesday (BSCI) and have just noticed on the Cisco website that a VALID CCNA is a pre-requisit for the CCNP certification.

Is this a MUST? or will I still get the cert without?



Correct Answer by Istvan_Rabai about 8 years 11 months ago

Hi Tony,

I afraid CCNA is a prerequisite.

See this url, line "CCNP Prerequisites":



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tonymurphy30 Sat, 04/19/2008 - 11:17
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Thanks for the clarification...

Looks like I'll have to book myself a CCNA exam for a few days later !



tonymurphy30 Sat, 04/19/2008 - 23:39
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My CCNA expired 30th May 2006, my first CCNP exam was passed on 3rd June 2007, so it never renewed my CCNA certification.

I have the exam booked now for 3 days after my final CCNP exam, so hopefully I'll become a CCNA and a CCNP on the same day!



joeb2193812 Sun, 04/20/2008 - 15:02
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Or you could just continue to say you are a CCNP. Most employers dont actually verify these credentials, they are more interested in what you have done in the last 3 years than any certification you obtained. My resume says Im a CCIE, but I never even TOOK the CCNA :)

tonymurphy30 Sun, 04/20/2008 - 22:06
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I have to be officially certified since my company's silver status as a reseller depends upon it.


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