I was enrolled in a CCNP course that was 6 months long. The first 3 months I was supposed to take: 1) Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (642-901 BSCI) and 2) Implementing Cisco IP Routing (642-902 ROUTE).
There were not enough students enrolled for the University to do the course. So instead they have put me in: 1) Implement Cisco IP Switched Networks (642-813 SWITCH) and 2) Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (642-832 TSHOOT).
I've been a network admin for 3 years now and a medium to large enterprise company, dealing mostly with firewalls, vpns, basic routing/switching, etc. I'm fairly comfortable with routing, but I'm sure I don't know the details of it that i would learn in the ROUTE and BSCI courses.
So, my question is, does it matter if I take the SWITCH and TSHOOT course BEFORE the BSCI and ROUTE courses? Will there be a knowledge gap by skipping the ROUTE/BSCI courses and going straight to the SWITCH and TSHOOT courses?
Any input appreciated. Thanks.