will new CCNA concentration recertify poeple with CCNA?

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Jun 25th, 2008

my CCNA will expire 01/2009 and i was planed to pass SND (642-552) for recertification. the SND exam will retired in the late of 2008 and i now with this new path i prefer to pass CCNA security if it re-certifying my CCNA.does anybody know is it possible?

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rsvensson Wed, 06/25/2008 - 09:00

No it will not recertify your current CCNA.

From the CCNA Security certification page:

"The CCNA Security is valid for three years. To recertify, Pass any current CCNA concentration exam (wireless, security, voice) OR pass a current 642 professional exam, OR pass the current CCIE written exam or the current CCDE written exam."


Notice you can recertify by passing "any current CCNA concentration".

From the CCNA certification page:

"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."


Notice there is no mention of using the CCNA concentration exam to recertify.

Hope this helps,


andrea_varriale Sun, 08/17/2008 - 07:55

Isn't it a bit strange that CCNA Security requires a valid CCNA but it does not re-certify it?



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