Based on Cisco certification site, the CCIP certification will be retired on October 29, 2012. Taking the 642-642 (QoS) exam on December 2012 will not get you certified since CCIP already expired during that time.
You can, however choose to take all necessary exams on or before July 27, 2012 to get CCIP certified (for 3 months). Then upgrade to CCNP-SP by choosing the upgrade path (refer to Cisco certification site)
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...