CCNA Recert

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Mar 23rd, 2010

Hello all -

Just wondering if by taking CCDA, it will renew an expiring CCNA.  From the look of it on the recertification site, it will, but I just wanted to make sure before I actually begin studying.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Jonathan Kloza

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cisco.xenpak1 Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:21

Hello Brandon,

yes you are right. ICND1 does not qualify.

This seems to be the only exemption. :-)

Just want to let the original poster know, that there is maybe an easier way to recertify in a diffrent way but just to pass CCNA itself.

Some people i.e. that just found out, that their CCNA is running out soon, will do this quick way.

In my opinion it is easier to pass ICND2 than the complete CCNA or CCDA.

Here the info from the cisco site.

"CCNA  Recertification

CCNA certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass the  ICND2 exam, or pass the current CCNA exam, or pass a CCNA Concentration  exam (wireless, security, voice), or pass the current CCDA exam, or   pass any 642 - XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam  (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE or CCDE  written exam."

Thx again.

cisco.xenpak1 Wed, 03/24/2010 - 02:04

Hello Jonathan,

any 640-XXX exam will recertify your CCNA.

640-863 DESGN


Also any higher level exam will do that

642-XXX (professional level i.e. CCNP)


or any CCIE exam ;-)

So if your CCNA will expire soon, just pick the exam that is the easiest to pass for you.

Hope this helps you


Brandon Buffin Wed, 03/24/2010 - 05:24

Just to clarify, not any 640 exam will recertify CCNA. 640-863 will, but, for example, 640-822 (CCENT) will not.



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