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Feb 24th, 2009

Hi All,

Please provide your valuable inputs.

I have lots of working experience in Cisco and other VoIP platforms.

But confused on whether to go for CCNP (which is new for me) or CCVP (which i knew already).

Which one do you think might be better in job prospect.

Is it good to complete the certification that you know already (CCVP) OR learn something new (CCNP) which opens a new platform to career.

my CCNA expired, so

CCNP = CCNA + 3 or 4 exams (4 or 5 exams total)

CCVP = CCNA + CCNA Voice+ 5 exams (7 exams)

Please share your opinions

Thanks in advance......

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tperrier Wed, 02/25/2009 - 01:11

I'd say start with the CCVP since that's what you know best, voice is quite "hot" in the market, and you'll gain a cert along the way (well, three in total!). Then you can finish with the CCNP if you like.

ccnp_seeker Wed, 02/25/2009 - 14:02


GO for the CCVP.

Job Experience + Cert = Success =)....

Maybe later go for the CCNP to reinforce your background in Routing and switching techs.

s.conway Wed, 02/25/2009 - 15:20

If your CCNA expired you will need to renew it before you can get any professional level cert.

latinmusic74 Fri, 02/27/2009 - 20:22

What is a good cheap CISCO Switch for CCVP lab?

A Cisco WS-C3524-PWR-XL-EN 24 Port will do the job?


jim_berlow Wed, 02/25/2009 - 16:19

This is a no brainer - there are better job prospects and pay for CCVPs. In some markets, CCVP demand higher wages than even a CCIE R&S.



ciscoccie.swe Wed, 02/25/2009 - 16:38

Thanks all for your time & effort to helping me out make decision.

You all are doing great in the forum. Keep up NetPro's.

Since all the NetPro's suggests the same CCVP, So no more second thoughts. Straightly jumping in to CCVP.

Thanks All

latinmusic74 Wed, 03/18/2009 - 16:45

CCVP is hot but people who do not have voice experience are having trouble finding a ccvp job.


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