CCNP Expiration and grace period

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Jul 21st, 2010


I am a Cisco employee and my cutomers CCNP is due to expire on 7/27 and he is unable to take the recertification test by this deadline.  I was reading on the Cisco Recertification site and it indicated for a CCIE that you can have up to 1 year after the expiration (although Suspended) to take the recertification exams without starting over.

Does this apply to CCNP (customer does not have CCIE) and is there such a grace period.

What is the minimum he can do to keep this active past the recerticifation deadline?



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Brandon Buffin Wed, 07/21/2010 - 13:04


     There is no grace period for other certifications. They would need to pass a 642 professional level exam or a CCIE/CCDE written exam prior to 7/27 to recertify. On 7/27, the certification will be expired. After this, they would need to retake all required exams to recertify.

Hope this helps.



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