Recertification - Career Certifications

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    Design Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass the current CCDA Exam OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCDA3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass the current CCDA Exam OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCDP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCDE2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

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    Routing & Switching Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass the current CCDA Exam OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE R&S2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

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    Security Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA Security3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCSP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE Security2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

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    Storage Networking Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass the current CCDA Exam OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE SAN2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

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    Service Provider Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass the current CCDA Exam OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE SP2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

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    Service Provider Operations Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA SP Opsno policy set yet
    CCNP SP Opsno policy set yet
    CCIE SP Ops2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

     

    Voice Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA Voice3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCVP3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE Voice2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

     

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    Wireless Certification Paths:
    CertificationDurationRecertification Extension Requirements
    CCENT3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass the current ICND1 Exam OR
    • Pass the current ICND2 Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCNA Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, or security, or voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNA Wireless3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCNA Concentration Exam (wireless, security, voice) OR
    • Pass any current 642 - XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCNP Wireless3 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional Level Exam OR
    • Pass any current Cisco Specialist Exam (excluding Sales Specialist Exams) OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review
    CCIE Wireless2 yearsBefore the certification expiration date:
    • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR
    • Pass any current CCIE Lab Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR
    • Pass the current CCDE Practical Exam OR
    • Pass the Architect Interview AND the Architect Board Review

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    When you use a higher Level of certification to recertify your  certification, your current certification will match the expiration of  the higher certification (if you have one year left on your CCNA  certification and you pass the current CCDE, both your CCDE and your  CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you passed the  CCDE). All certification expirations will match to the latest  certification achieved.