Just a quick question I wanted to ask. I generally think of my resume as a brief snapshot of my working professional life, I think most people would view it like that. While I don't always do it, depending on the job and whether or not I feel as if there is some value in putting it in, I will sometimes list my CCNA in this fashion on my resume:
CCNA - Expired 2008
I havn't been lax about certifications, there are many of them I have and that are current, but recently a friend and I had a disagreement on whether or not Cisco's policies specifically prohibit the listing of the CCNA in this fashion.
My position is that as long as it is listed accuratly (IE. Expired if it is expired), then that is in line with Cisco's policy that the CCNA must not be mis-represented and the company not disparaged.
His position is that if you didn't renew, you can't list it and that it's against Cisco's certification policies.
I asked the online Cisco Certification Support team, shown below is their reply.
Anyone know for sure what the deal is?
Response (Certification Support Center) 08/17/2009 11:43 AM
Thanks for contacting the Certification Support Team.
In general, Cisco can only verify Active Certifications. If your certification is expired and you choose to list your CCNA certification in this matter you are not providing inaccurate information.
If you would like further information about the CCNA Certification, please visit www.cisco.com/go/ccna
Once you recertify your CCNA you may allow third parties to verify certifications by using the "Publish Credentials" option within the Certification Tracking System.
1. Go to Certification Tracking System at www.cisco.com/go/certifications/login
2. Click on "Publish Credentials"
3. Select the credentials that you would like to publish.
4. Enter the email address of the recipient you want to send the verification report to.
5. Enter the message you want to include in the email to the recipient.
6. Click Preview Report to preview the report (Optional).
7. Preview Report page is watermarked "VOID - Sample Only"(the actual report sent will not have the watermark). Note: If you want to make modifications or do not want to send the report, click the Back button.
8. Click Publish Report to publish the report.
9. Status message will be displayed in red at the top of the page under your name and candidate ID number: "Your certifications have successfully been published."
10. Click on a menu bar to the left to continue.
For information regarding our Certification Program, please visit our Certification Online Support at www.cisco.com/go/certsupport.
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Anyways, figured someone here might have an answer with a little more clarity. To me, doesnt make any sense that I wouldn't be able to as long as it's listed accuratly.