well; one page says : 640-863 DESGN Last day to test: June 14, 2011
the other page still says April 31
so, we are very confused; somone has been drinking
both exams are equal; you can see changes on the Syllabus page
Yes, passing the DESGN (CCDA) exam by or before your CCNA expiration date will recertify you for 3 years.
Please refer to the "CCNA Recertification" section in the CCNA page for more recertification options www.cisco.com/go/ccna
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What if I take any required exams for CCNP R&S as given below:
Ø 300-101 ROUTE:
Ø 300-115 SWITCH:
Ø 300-135 TSHOOT:
And after that I will take my CCDA 640-864 DESGN, does it have any renewal effects with my CCNP R&S ?
I currently have my CCNA R&S but also will have my training for my CCNP Route, Switch and TSHOOT in the coming months.
Need your expert opinion guys
An Associate level exam won't re-certify a Professional level exam. See below
"Cisco professional level certifications (CCDP, CCNP, CCSP, CCIP, CCVP, CCNP SP Operations, CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years.
To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications."
There is another strategy to consider.
Having taken the CCDA myself I think that you need exposure to lots of Cisco technologies before taking the exam.
Therefore as an alternative you could take one or two of CCNP exams first, for example Route and Switch. These will automatically renew your CCNA R&S.
Then the material covered in the CCNP will help with the CCDA exam.