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CCNA Issue

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by zimbo, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. zimbo
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    i was having a converstion with a guy i work with and just wanted to clear some stuff up.. CCNA when was the last upgrade? I know in 2003 the exams became 2-optioned (601 , 611 and 621) Knowing a time frame of about 6-7 months is needed to fully understand the stuff is there enough time to get it before the next upgrade?

    Second how long is the cert valid for till you have to re-do the current exam? 3 years?

    Thirdly is it true that the 3 years start from the day you are certified? Eg you become CCNA on 1 jan 2006 it expires on 1 jan 2009 regardless of updates?

    just a few questions we pretty clueless about and cisco.com isnt clear :(
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    I'm not entirely sure whaty our asking..

    updates to the exam are not usually on a set timetable, there will be plenty of warning before a change usually

    correct, it expires after 3 years
    doing a higher level course (CCNP/DP) replaces it with the CCNx expiration timeframe of 2 years
    after the times up, your no longer a CCNA/CCNP/CCDP whatever, unless you re sit the current exam
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Zimbo, concentrate on the certification you are currently studying for. I know all the cert selections look delicious but eat one bite at a time. :)
     
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  4. zimbo
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    im not thinking of it.. its the other guy that is we just raised a few questions... :biggrin
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Oops. My bad. :oops:
     
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  6. zimbo
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    no worries trip :biggrin

    so if he gets certified lets say next june....and cisco decide to upgrade the CCNA objectives in November let say, what does he have to do?
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    First of all, Cisco just updated the CCNA exam so I don't see them changing it again so soon. Do you have a particular source of information that says a change is about to happen?
     
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  8. zimbo
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    no no im just saying its not a cert i have done research about.. thanks trip
     
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  10. ffreeloader

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    I took the old Cisco test just one week before they changed over to the new testing format. My cert is good until the 3 year time limit on a CCNA runs out. Cisco doesn't invalidate an existing cert just because they change their testing format. You just take the new exam needed to update your cert when the time comes to renew your certification. That's all there is to it.
     
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