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Next CCENT/CCNA Upgrade

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by zimbo, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. zimbo
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    Sooooo end of summer and the whole plan to get the CCENT out the way turned out to be a bit of a failure.. ended up working longer than i thought and once you just completed your degree when it comes to playing on a router vs beach or beer i think the later won! :biggrin anyway to cut a story short.. when would the next upgrade be out? im sure i could nail the ccent in no time if i got down to it but going back to uni in sept aint going to open a chance to do it... ideas please? 8)
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I have heard no rumblings about upcoming changes to the CCENT or CCNA exams.
     
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  3. cisco lab rat

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    Cisco last re-jigged the CCNA back in 2007, before that I believe they gave the whole CCNA a real shake up in 2003.

    I reckon another year and we might be looking at another change in the CCNA, can't imagine what they will stick in. Might remove Frame which would be a shame and replace it with a bit of MPLS.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Nah, no MPLS, not at the CCNA level. They only recently added that to the CCNP. In truth, that should be a CCIP-only topic - only service providers have to deal with it, really.

    Still, I agree with your assessment that there will likely be a change next year, probably adding more SDM (Lord forbid!).
     
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  5. zimbo
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    so next yr does sound like upgrade time hmm... im really annoyed i didnt do it this summer cause i got a fair amount of kit i have put together slowly and im worried it will go to waste once the upgrade comes out :(
     
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  6. cisco lab rat

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    N0 MORE SDM, i dislike teaching it, it's pointless and makes people lazy that they forget their commands. BAN SDM FROM THE CCNA!!!
     
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  7. oush

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    From what I understand, cisco have already started re-jigging the CCIE syllabus i think there bringing the new one out in september this year and I belive they are working there way down, I think its June / July next year which they will bring out the new CCNA syllabus!
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Didn't they just redo the CCIE R&S? :blink
     
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  9. craigie

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    Hi Zimbo, I recently passed the CCENT, and wrote a study guide about it here
     
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  10. Spice_Weasel

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    CCNA will probably be stable for a while. The CCIE R/S has major changes coming up in October, moving to a two part lab, and adding mpls and vpn. Also, a bit of a hardware refresh for the lab as well.

    Spice Weasel
     
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  11. r.h.lee

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    zimbo,

    The very first Cisco exam that conferred CCNA certification was the 640-407 CCNA exam that was replaced by the 640-507 CCNA exam. The 640-507 CCNA exam was replaced by the 640-607 CCNA exam. The 640-607 CCNA exam was retired on September 30, 2003 and was replaced by the 640-801 CCNA exam. The 640-801 CCNA exam was retired on November 6, 2007 and replaced by the 640-802 CCNA exam. So since there was approximately 4 years difference between the 640-607 CCNA exam retirement and the 640-801 CCNA exam retirement, it is reasonable to extrapolate based on current data, that the 640-802 CCNA exam may be retired some time in the year 2011.

    Source:
    1. Retired Certification Exams - IT Certification and Career Paths @ cisco.com - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le11/learning_retired_certification_exams_list.html
     
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  12. zimbo
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    Now thats what I thought! :biggrin does Cisco give grace period if you complete one of the two exams?
     
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  13. r.h.lee

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    zimbo,

    By taking and passing the 640-822 ICND1 exam the following occurs:
    1. You become CCENT certified.
    2. You have 3 years TO THE DAY you pass the 640-822 ICND1 to take and pass 640-816 ICND2 exam to complete the requirements to become CCNA certified.

    If you take and pass the 640-816 ICND2 exam 3 years AND A DAY since you took and passed the 640-822 ICND1 exam, then you will not become CCNA certified because your 640-822 ICND1 exam results have expired. Once expired, you must start the CCNA certification process again from the beginning.

    So think of the 3 years TO THE DAY to be your "grace period."
     
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