5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 4:36 PM by Rigo - Community Moderator RSS

    Certification path clarification

    James

      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

        • 1. Re: Certification path clarification
          burleyman

          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

          • 2. Re: Certification path clarification
            burleyman

            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

            • 3. Re: Certification path clarification
              James

              Hi,

               

              The reason I ask is because in the Cisco Certification Tracking System/Certification progress, you have 5 items to accomplish for CCNPVoice.

               

              And the first one (A.) mentions

              : Complete 1

              ----Complete All (CCNA + CVOICE)

              or

              ----Complete CCNA Voice

               

              But I now see that it is not referecing to the current CVOICE ...

               

              Anyway, thank you for your answer.

              • 4. Re: Certification path clarification
                burleyman

                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

                • 5. Re: Certification path clarification
                  Rigo - Community Moderator

                  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