I don't know if it still required to have 650-251 LCSAUC passed to be IP Telephony Design Specialist? I found opposed information about the required exams for IP Telephony Design Specialist.
Here are two sites, which tell me that do not need the Life Cycle Exam:
and here are a site, which tell me that I need the Life Cycle Exam:
Also the certifaction tracking page for my cisco id told me that I don't have finished the IP Telephony Design Specialist Certification.
If I have not finished the Certification, than I don't understand why my company could select me for the system engineer role for Cisco Parnter IP Communications Specialization. http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/pr66/pr33/partners_pgm_role_requirements.html#4
Can somebody clarify my confusion?