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    Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    The Kop

      Hi all..I just passed my 640-802 exam yesterday and I just recived email from cisco about the certification..Now I am wondering whether to choose the soft copy or hard copy for the certificate..Can anyone recomend me which to choose?..Thanks alot..And next question is which course should I go for after the CCNA 640-802?other CCNA certificaation or maybe CCNP?

        • 1. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
          Pete Nugent

          Definitely hardcopy, mind you I have never had a soft copy but its the anticipation of receiving your cert in the post and the opportunity to frame the original article rather than one I print out myself.

           

          Regarding the ongoing certification its generally felt I think that CCNP is of the fgreatest value.

           

          If you do a CCNP specialisation at a later date the CCNP R&S will stand you in good stead. From a career developement perspective the CCNP will move your career faster than a CCNA specialisation as well.

          • 2. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
            The Kop

            Ok..I get it..I will go or the hard copy..But then when I choose it from the certification fullfilment, it stil ask me to enter credit card information eventough the amount needed to pay is $0.00..any help for this?

            So you would suggest me to go for CCNP is it?..but then may I know which course of CCNP is it?..I mean the course code..Thanks

            • 3. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
              Pete Nugent

              Take a look here it should answer your questions. Each cert details the exam requirements.

               

              Just one question, are you in Liverpool I didnt notice your name at first but The Kop?

              • 4. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                The Kop

                Ok..I'll check it out..Btw,about the credit card eventough it is $0.00..Do you have any idea?

                Not in Liverpool..Just a huge fans of Liverpool F.C..Are you liverpool's fans as well?

                • 5. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                  Pete Nugent

                  Not a clue on the $0.00 credit card stuff never happened last year when I did the CCDA.

                   

                  Yes I am  a Liverpool fan I lived in Liverpool all my life until 3 years ago now live just outside Liverpool

                  • 6. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                    Brien Crean

                    Hi,

                     

                    I had the same confusion when I passed the CCENT. You just need to save your preference as soft copy or hard copy and within 5 days Cisco will send it automatically. So just select Printed (Hard Copy) , click save and continue. Then make sure your Address etc are correct and click continue. Then ignore the last screen. When you go back to Certification Fulfillment you will see that your preference has been saved and within 5 days Cisco will send it automatically.

                     

                    Im not sure why they laid it out like that on the web, its a little confusing.

                     

                    HTH

                    Brien

                     

                    PS Congrats on the CCNA, I just passed on Friday myself!

                     

                    Message was edited by: Brien Crean

                    • 7. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                      The Kop

                      I see..I guess they change the system already..

                      Wow..So great to know a Liverpool's fans..Why suddenly moved from such a great city?..Because of study?

                      • 8. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                        The Kop

                        Hi Brien..So what you mean is that ignore it when it proceed to payment page for teh certification?..Btw, within 5 days they will send us the hard copy?cause from what i read on the email they sent me it stated that it takes 6-8 weeks..

                        Anyway,Congrats on your CCNA as well =)

                        • 9. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                          Brien Crean

                          Thanks!

                           

                          Exactly, go as far as the payment screen so that it saves your preference and address, personal info. I saved electronic (pdf) the last time because I didnt have the patience to wait 6 to eight weeks.

                           

                          Think ill go with pdf again and pay for UPS to ship a copy also, afterall its not every day you get a CCNA

                           

                          I saw this on another thread from Rigo, one of the moderators:

                           

                          To select your default certificate type preference, please login to your Certification Tracking System profile www.cisco.com/go/certifications/login

                           

                          Once logged in, click on Certification Fulfillment on the left navigational bar. At the very top of the page, you will see "Default Certificate Type Preference" with the option to select either Printed (Hard Copy) OR Electronic (PDF). Once you have made your selection, click on the "Save Preference and Continue" button.

                           

                          You can view the status of your certificate on your Certification Tracking System profile by clicking on History (on the left navigational bar) and then select Fulfillment on the pull down tab. (Please note: This is not a mailing tracking tool. This only provides the processing status of your certificate before it is shipped)

                           

                          Please keep in mind that if you chose to recieve a printed certificate, it can take up to 8 weeks for delivery from the day it is shipped. If you chose an Electronic certificate, it can take up to 10 business days.

                           

                          Note. Any changes to the Certification Tracking System profile (i.e. Address verification, preferred kit type, etc.) must be made within 5 days of receiving the congratulatory email to ensure delivery of the preferred kit type and/or to ensure delivery to the correct address.

                           

                          If you require additional assistance, please feel free to open a case with the Certification & Communities Online Support Team www.cisco.com/go/certsupport

                          • 10. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                            Brien Crean

                            Also I meant to mention. It took 5 days the last time when I selected PDF to get an e-mail from cisco stating that my cert was ready to download. Im not sure what happens when you select hardcopy but it seems you can see when it has been sent at least from Rigo's message.

                            • 11. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                              The Kop

                              Ok..I understand now..Thanks..Btw,if we opt for the PDF file then how are we going to print it?..we don't have the cert paper to print it rite?

                              • 12. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                                Brien Crean

                                Thats true unfortunately. I'm gonna bring mine to my local print shop I think. They should have the right paper.

                                 

                                Only other options are to wait 6-8 weeks or so, or pay $60 for UPS to ship it quicker.

                                • 13. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                                  The Kop

                                  =(..Now in dilemma which one to choose..Maybe I will choose hard copy and buy extra soft copy which is sheaper ($5.0)..What do you think?

                                  • 14. Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?
                                    Brien Crean

                                    I didnt know you could do that. Sounds like a good idea, best of both options. You get a free hardcopy and a cheap softcopy

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