9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2019 10:43 PM by Martin RSS

    CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION

    Alen

      hi guys

      im in the middle of acquiring my ccnp r&s before feb 24 next year.  i want to know if i need to do all 3 exams ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT to get the ccnp and eventually have it roll-over to the new one.  i have heared that doing only ROUTE and TSHOOT will be enough to for me to acquire the new CCNP enterprise.  Can anyone shed some light on this?

        • 1. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
          Rigo - Community Moderator

          Hi Alen,

           

          For candidates aiming to achieve CCNP R&S, they will need a valid pre-requisite (CCNA R&S certification) AND will also need the 3 required valid exams (ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT) by or before Feb 23, 2020. By having a valid CCNP R&S certification and valid associated exams, candidates will automatically receive the CCNP Enterprise certification plus the two Specialist certifications on Feb 24, 2020.

           

          Also, starting Feb 24, 2020, the pre-requisite requirement will be removed from each certification level. So candidates can jump directly to a Professional level certification without the need of having the CCNA certification. To become certified in a Professional certification, you would only need to pass the "Core" exam and any one concentration exam of your choice within the same track.

           

          Candidates who have some valid CCNP R&S exams (but are not yet certified), can receive credit towards the new CCNP Enterprise certification. For example, if do not have a valid CCNA R&S certification but pass ALL of the current CCNP R&S exams (ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT) by or before Feb 23, 2020, you will still receive the CCNP Enterprise certification plus the two Specialist certifications on Feb 24, 2020. However, the difference in this scenario is that the CCNP R&S certification will not be acquired due to not having a valid CCNA R&S certification (pre-requisite) before Feb 23 deadline.

           

          Unfortunately, having only a valid ROUTE and TSHOOT exam will not award the CCNP Enterprise certification, so all 3 valid exams (including SWITCH) are required. For more information about the exam mapping equivalent from CCNP R&S to CCNP Enterprise, please visit the CCNP R&S Migration Tool

           

          Best of luck on your certification goals!

           

          Regards,

          Rigo

          Cisco Learning Network Moderator

          • 2. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
            Martin

              i have heared that doing only ROUTE and TSHOOT will be enough to for me to acquire the new CCNP enterprise

             

            No, I think there was a glitch (bug) in the migration tool. now, it is fixed I think.

            Please use migration tool Carefully (click on picture to enlarge it)

             

            • 3. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
              l00pback

              ROUTE+SWITCH will earn you ENCOR. If you do not complete TSHOOT by Feb 2020 then you need to pass one of the specialized exams in order to be awarded CCNP status.

              • 4. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                Martin

                are us sure; cause this is what I get ( does not say ccnp encore but specialist)

                 

                Capture.PNG

                • 5. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                  l00pback

                  Yes, it does not show you need to take ENCOR exam but only the concentration one. Pls correct me if I am wrong.

                  • 6. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                    Martin

                    opps, my bad; I read your reply wrong; you are correct; no CCNP Enterprise

                    • 7. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                      Alen

                      hi Rigo.  thanks for the reply

                      • 8. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                        David

                        Technically it actually does not specify "CCNP Specialist" but rather "Cisco Certified Specialist" for ENCOR credit, CCNP designation is something Cisco only uses for the full CCNP curriculum fulfillment (CCNP Enterprise / Security / Etc).

                         

                        I see people on LinkedIn with the Title "CCNP - SWITCH" or some such title all the time and it drives me crazy, so had to clarify that point

                        • 9. Re: CCNP R&S CERTIFICATION
                          Martin

                          ok,thanks