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Mar 19th, 2009

Hi Guys i needed some clarification so i dropped in for a professional advice.

I gave my CCNA in May 2006 and is ABOUT to expire this May.

1. My question is if i have to maintain my CCNA status as ACTIVE do i need to CLEAR all the FOUR papers of CCNP?

2.This link says Pass any Professional level exam bearing a 642 prefix.Does this mean i have to CLEAR all the CCNP papers with the prefix 642 or it would be OK if i clear ONE paper of the 4 papers.

3. If i clear ONE paper say BCMSN will i be successful to retain the active CCNA status.If the answer is YES ,how long can i retain this active status?

Hope everything is clear and i request you to answer all the above questions..

Thanks in advance and for your time.



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Collin Clark Thu, 03/19/2009 - 06:43

You only need to take 1 CCNP level exam to re-certify your CCNA. It will be valid for another 2 years.

Hope that helps.

ross_rulz Thu, 03/19/2009 - 20:28

In response to the above comment it will be valid for another 3 years not 2.


muzeeb7398 Fri, 03/20/2009 - 08:24

Mr.Clark thanks alot for the swift reply.As i understand i need to Pass ONLY ONE of the 4 papers for re-certifying my ccna?Am i right?

Are you sure that its valid for 2 years?

Thanks in advance.


muzeeb7398 Fri, 03/20/2009 - 08:26

Hi Ross,

Thanks for the correction but do u have a link which supports ur statement


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