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Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

Feb 28, 2011 1:04 PM

The Kop 15 posts since
Feb 28, 2011

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?

  • Pete Nugent 1,256 posts since
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    1. Feb 28, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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.

  • Pete Nugent 1,256 posts since
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    3. Feb 28, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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?

  • Pete Nugent 1,256 posts since
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    5. Feb 28, 2011 2:37 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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

  • Brien Crean 115 posts since
    Aug 16, 2009
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    6. Feb 28, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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

  • Brien Crean 115 posts since
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    9. Feb 28, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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

  • Brien Crean 115 posts since
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    10. Feb 28, 2011 3:12 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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.

  • Brien Crean 115 posts since
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    12. Feb 28, 2011 3:39 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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.

  • Brien Crean 115 posts since
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    14. Feb 28, 2011 3:52 PM (in response to The Kop)
    Re: Soft Copy or Hard copy Certificate?

    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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