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Cisco to change CCNP track to 3 exam format

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by jamessimo, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. jamessimo

    jamessimo Banned

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    Hi All

    I browsing on the internet and noticed a topic on another tech forum
    Rumours of a CCNP exam format change. It will be going in to a 3 exam format to come in line with the new CCIE.

    The 3 exam format is

    Route v1.0
    Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v1.0 is recommended training for
    individuals seeking the router based skills and knowledge used by the
    enterprise network engineer. These skills and knowledge
    certifications are validated in the Cisco CCNP The course instructs
    enterprise network engineers to plan, implement, verify, operate and
    troubleshoot routed networks.


    Switch v1.0
    Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) v1.0 is recommended training
    for individuals seeking the switch based skills and knowledge used by the
    enterprise network engineer. These skills and knowledge are validated in
    the Cisco CCNP certification. The course instructs enterprise network
    engineers on the use of multilayer switches in building converged
    enterprise networks to support the delivery of rich services.


    TShoot v1.0
    Troubleshooting Cisco Switched Networks (TSHOOT) v1.0 is recommended
    training for individuals seeking to enhance knowledge and troubleshooting
    skills used by the enterprise network engineer. These skills and
    knowledge are validated in the Cisco CCNP certification. The course
    instructs enterprise network engineers on monitoring and troubleshooting
    routed and switched networks through extensive use of hands-on lab
    exercises.

    They say that Cisco will announce this in November 2009. I have started the CCNP track I still have 3 more exams to do. How will this affect me? If Cisco are going live with this in November, will I still be able to carry on with the existing path?
    Will there be an extension period for those to complete the track?

    I know Cisco last changed the track back in 2006

    Can anyone shed some light on this please ?

    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  2. HMSPresident

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    I've heard rumours about the change, but hadn't heard anything about when it would happen..

    I posted a thread about it here, which includes links to the new CiscoPress books for the exams.

    In the past, when the requirements change, the old exams remain valid for about 12 months.. i.e. the new requirements might be ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT.. But if you've passed BSCI in the 12 months, that can replace ROUTE..

    That's just an example based on what has happened in the past.. The pre-req for CCSP used to be Securing Network Devices, but that got replaced by CCNA:Sec. There was a 12 month overlap where either would be valid as the pre-req.

    Edit; looks like Pearson have removed the books that I linked to in my original post.. Guess someone realised they should not have been online just yet!! But you can still find them on Amazon.. Looks like they're coming out Dec09!
     
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  3. jamessimo

    jamessimo Banned

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    I spoke with some one on another forum they said to me that as I have passed one of the four exams I will have 3 yrs to complete the track that is in place now. He said thats what they allowed for last time the change happend in 2006. I guess I will have to wait and see
     
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