I'm currently studying for the BSCI exam, my first in the CCNP track. I just found out that Cisco is planning to change their CCNP track to 3 new exams, 642-902 Route, 642-813 Switch, 642-832 Tshoot.
My question is, when will the old exams cease to exist? And if I pass the old BSCI and the new track is implemented, what happens? Do I have to take the new Route exam, or can continue the old track?
To address questions about the future of CCNP certification, Cisco would like to alert students, instructors, customers, and partners to an upcoming announcement. At the end of January 2010, Cisco will be formally announcing a revision to the popular Cisco Certified Networking Professional curriculum and certification. It has been several years since the last revision, and changes are required to ensure the CCNP certification remains relevant to the role of enterprise networking professionals. Even as revisions are made, Cisco is committed to giving students and professionals who have begun the CCNP certification process adequate time to adjust their study plans and complete their certification. At the time of the announcement, the current CCNP curriculum and exams will not be immediately retired, consistent with past practice. Details for how the new CCNP requirements will be phased in will be included in the January announcement.
Thank you for your patience as we complete the work necessary to provide a high-quality updated curriculum and certification program. Although we cannot release further details at this time, you are welcome to contact Certification Support for other certification and training related concerns.