Sound very exciting, but at the same time all very confusing, the CCIP is effectively CCNP R&S with MPLS & BGP thrown in, whereas the CCNA SP Ops is an add-on to CCENT, will be interesting to see how things pan out when they eventually get around to it.
At present looks like it specifically aligns to a new Partner Architectural Specialisation, The Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) Architecture Specialization, as well as a Sales Specialist the requirements are as follows: -
Architecture Systems Engineer Presales engineer responsible for Cisco IP NGN architecture planning and design. Possesses both business and technical skills. Understands customer business needs and issues, business process and transformation. Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration CCNA SP or Exam $500 3 hrs CCIE SP (Alternate Option) Exam $1850 10 hrs Requirement: Advanced IP NGN Architecture Systems Engineer Advanced IP NGN Architecture Systems Engineer (PANGNSE, 650-754) Exam $65 60 min Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration Selling the IP NGN Architecture E-learning $0 4 hrs IP NGN Architecture Technology E-learning $0 6 hrs Field Engineer Post-sales engineer responsible for IP NGN architecture solution implementation and operation. Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration CCNA SP and Exam $500 3 hrs Service Provider focused Professional Level Certification or Exam $800 6 hrs CCIE SP (Alternate Option) Exam $1850 10 hrs Requirement: Format Cost (USD) Duration Advanced IP NGN Architecture Field Engineer Advanced IP NGN Architecture Field Engineer (PANGNFE, 650-756) Exam $65 60 min Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration IP NGN Architecture Technology E-learning $0 6 hrs
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AFAIK, these are new versions of exams for an enhanced CCIP track. So it will be "real" engineering intead of operations. But should be quite cool, and more inline with the prep needed to get to the CCIE SP as it blueprint currently is.
PS. If you check out some of the presentations at the upcoming Cisco Live (Networkers) in San Diego, you'll see many of the NGN presentations tagged as being for new CCIP prep.
Yes, these exams went live on the Pearson VUE site before Cisco’s official announcement—happening on March 13. This occurred to provide support for several of our channels teams. Sorry for any confusion. More information will be coming when the official announcement is made that will address all of your questions including more details on the exams, related courses and the associated certification.