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Certification path clarification

Apr 17, 2012 12:04 AM

James 16 posts since
Nov 8, 2008

Hi everyone,

 

I know this have been asked a thousand times but I will ask it again because I'm still not sure:

 

Having no certification at all, what is the shortest path to have the CCNP Voice certification? And by shortest I mean the less exams I need to take.

In my understanding it is :

 

CCNA (R&S)

CVOICE (from CCNP Voice)

CIPT1 (from CCNP Voice)

CIPT2 (from CCNP Voice)

TVOICE (from CCNP Voice)

CAPPS (from CCNP Voice)

 

1) is this correct?

2) Can CCNA Voice replace CCNA R&S ?

3) I read in an other discussion group that passing CVOICE is equivalent to passing CCNA Voice (ICOMM) ? Do you own the CCNA Voice Certification after passing CVOICE?

 

I already passed CIPT1 and CIPT2. I know it may sound stupid to begin with these exams but I attended the CIPT bootcamp course so I had to begin with those two...

 

Thank you for your answers and excuse me if this has been asked several times .

 

Regards,

 

James

  • burleyman 27 posts since
    Dec 29, 2008
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    1. Apr 17, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to James)
    Re: Certification path clarification

    1) No that is not correct.

    2) No

    3)No that is not correct. part 2 of question...no

     

    Here is the absolute shortest way to CCNP Voice

     

    CCNA R&S

    CCNA Voice

    CVOICE - Note this is NOT the same as CCNA - Voice and cannot be substituted.

    CIPT 1

    CIPT 2

    TVOICE

    CAPPS

     

    Good luck.

     

    Mike

  • burleyman 27 posts since
    Dec 29, 2008
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    2. Apr 17, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to burleyman)
    Re: Certification path clarification

    Forgot to ask, when did you pass the 2 exams? They are only valid for 3 years so you must finish everything before they expire.

     

    Mike

  • burleyman 27 posts since
    Dec 29, 2008
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    4. Apr 17, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to James)
    Re: Certification path clarification

    It is true you need 5 items to complete CCNP-Voice. However you need to nave CCNA-R&S and CCNA-Voice to actually be recognized as CCNP-Voice certified.

     

    CCNA - R&S is a prerequisite for CCNA-Voice

    and CCNA-Voice is a prerequisite for CCNP-Voice

     

    Hope that helps

  • Rigo - Community Moderator 4,675 posts since
    Feb 9, 2009
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    5. Apr 17, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to James)
    Re: Certification path clarification

    Hi James,

     

    When did you pass your CIPT1 and CIPT2 exams?

     

    To achieve the CCNP Voice certification, you are required to have a valid CCNA Voice certification (pre-requisite) and pass the required exams.

     

    If your CIPT1 and CIPT2 exams are still valid, then you will have to complete the remaining 3 exams below (before the expiration date of your CIPT1 and CIPT2 exams):

     

    642-437 CVOICE v8.0

    642-427 TVOICE v8.0

    642-467 CAPPS v8.0

     

    Similarly, to achieve the CCNA Voice certification, you will need to have a valid CCNA certification (pre-requisite) and pass the 640-461 ICOMM exam.

     

    Note: Having any valid CCIE certification will waive a candidate's pre-requisites for an associate or professional or specialist certification (except Sales). So a valid CCIE certification can act like a pre-requisite.

     

    The 642-437 CVOICE exam is not applicable towards the CCNA Voice certification. Prior to the Mar 1, 2011, candidates were able to achieve the CCNA Voice certification by having a valid CCNA certification (pre-requisite) and passing the 642-436 CVOICE exam OR the 640-460 IIUC exam. Both the 642-436 CVOICE and 640-460 IIUC exams were retired on Feb 28, 2011 and are no longer available for testing. The 640-461 ICOMM exam replaced the 640-460 IIUC and 642-436 CVOICE exam for individuals working toward achieving the CCNA Voice certification. For more information about the CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice changes, visit https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-9016

     

    For specific pre-requisite and exam requirements, visit the CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice pages.

     

    Regards,

    Rigo

    Cisco Learning Network Moderator

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