ccnp old BSCI 642-801

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Aug 3rd, 2008

i have a question regarding BSCI 642-801 and BSCI 642-901.

I understand that BSCI 642-801 has been updated to BSCI 642-901.I already passed 642-801 and willing to pursue CCIP and the requirements is BSCI 642-901.

Do i need to take BSCI 642-901?????


I have this problem too.
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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Sun, 08/10/2008 - 19:16

I have a feeling you may need to take 901, if you look at the last date to test on the 801 exam it was 12/31/06 based on exam retirement dates, you probably took the 801 before this date, but I could be wrong, your best bet is to ask this question on the "certification online support" page and open a case, I am quite positive they will provide you with accurate answer, let us know what you find.

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ericohermoso Thu, 08/14/2008 - 13:28

thanks guys,,busy this days,.now i seek the help of cisco online support..and will get back to you as soon as i got their reply...

jcrussell Thu, 08/14/2008 - 13:54

When did you take the 801? I took the 801 in August of 2006, and completed the CCIP in February of this year. I didn't have to take the 901.

ericohermoso Thu, 08/14/2008 - 23:55

i took 801 a year of 2006 maybe..nice to hear that no need to take 801 again to complete CCIP..thank bro

mikemcd1 Fri, 12/12/2008 - 12:52

I don't think this is correct, butI could be wrong! I think the retiring 642-801 exam will apply towards the CCIP as long as the last CCIP exam is taking within 3 years.

Retiring CCNP exams applied to new CCNP requirements


I took an older version of one of the exams (BCRAN 642-821, CIT 642-831, BSCI 642-801, BCMSN 642-811, COMPOSITE 642-891) required for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and I don't see it listed on the requirements page for the new CCNP. Will the retiring exam still count?


Yes, so long as you complete your CCNP within three years starting from the date you passed your first exam. For example, if you took BCRAN 642-821 (a retiring CCNP exam) on June 30, 2006, you would have until June 30, 2009 to complete the other three required exams.

leopastor Mon, 01/05/2009 - 06:49

Retiring exams can be counted against a certification for a period of time. When they are retired, you can use them no more.

Anyway, if you see Cisco's Certification web site, the required exam to be a CCNP today is 642-901, no matter when you took any other exams...



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