Retired CCNP Exams

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May 28th, 2008

I have taken some old 642 exams, like 642-801 and 811. My CCNA expires in July and I need to recertify it. Can I take the latest 642 exam and recertify? Also how long does an exam last toward a certification?

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Danilo Dy Thu, 05/29/2008 - 02:56

Passed 642 exams validity last for 3 years. You just need to take and passed 642-825 (ISCW) or 642-845 (ONT) to recertify your CCNA. Taking and passing both will get you CCNP certified.

stephen.barnett Mon, 06/16/2008 - 20:38

Could someone confirm the situation for me - I'm 99% certain but would just like it explicitly said by someone that knows more than me?

If I pass, say, 642-901 tomorrow I understand I have 3 years from that date to pass 642-812, 825 & 845?

However what happens if after passing 1 or 2 of these exams Cisco reorganise/update the exams and retire the 1 or 2 I had left to pass? Do I suddenly have a much shorter amount of time to pass them before they are retired or do I still get the full 3 years and I then have to pass whatever exams Cisco deems to be the "new" versions of the ones I had yet to pass?

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