Beginning October 29, 2012, Cisco CCIP certification will be retired and Cisco will no longer issue new certifications. Individuals interested in pursuing a professional-level Cisco Security certification are encouraged to obtain the Cisco CCNP Service Provider certification. Learn more
If you currently have a valid CCIP certification or in the process of pursuing a CCIP certification and would like to instead pursue a CCNP Service Provider certification, visit the CCIP-CCNP Service Provider Tool. The CCIP Migration Tool will assist in identifying the exams you will need to pass to earn a CCNP Service Provider certification.
Good? bad? Ugly? What you think?
Indeed it is. Now I just have to ask.... Are the going to re-do the design track and call it CCNP design?
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Been saying this has been long overdue for a while. I am glad to see that it has matured beyond just some MPLS and QoS on top of CCNP.
I think this is a great step forward to align the Professional Level of the SP track with the newly revamped Expert and Associate levels. Like I said before, long overdue.
Also - Jared - considering the Design track has it's own Expert level set aside from the IE - I would be a little suprised if they moved away from the D in the cert names. Would not be the first time I would be surprised, but all the same.....
BGP and MPLS : Last day to test July 27, 2012
hmm.. I am not good in math (except binary) but July 27th is not 6 months from today or from announcement, is it?
I know there are some guys doing BGP for CCIP. Hurry Up!
QoS will still be valid beyond July 27th.
Ok, There is migrate tool for those with some exams out of CCIP.
Nope - it is not six months. It is more like three and change. With that said, not as many folks going after this track as compared to the CCNP R&S. Perhaps that adds to the shorter suspense date?
In any event.....I am glad they learned some lessons from the CCSP to CCNP Security debacle, this seems to be a good bit cleaner.
I couldn't agree more, including your theory on the name change. I had to throw it out there just for fun.
And I just passed my QoS exam today... Now I've gotta go retake Route (got BSCI years ago). In the CCIP migration tool, no matter what selection I choose it gives the Oct 29th date as the 'take by date' for all exams.
This is good move but cisco should also make available emulator for IOS-XR publicily to have hands on.
Otherwise certification preparation cost will be very high.
I have certified BSCI Routing (642-901) & BGP+MPLS (642-691). Currently studying QoS. Is it worth if am going for CCIP certification ? What would be the CCIP'ers market, will company hire them?
Absolutely good, but I have to hurry with my last exam (MPLS) to get CCIP.
Manu: I think yes.
another good link is https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-14595
So, retiring means that CCIP will not be renewed if you pass Pro-level exam or CCIE exam, right?
It is gone, into the books and history.
If I have already CCIP what do I need to CCNP SP?
Gilmar - check out the migration tool here: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/tools/ccip_migration_tool.html
I think you just need the SPCORE and SPEDGE - but check the tool to be sure.
Why should they release an emulator? They've never done so in the past, I do not believe this will be any different.
What I COULD see - is eventually having CCNP Service Provider labs available via Cisco Learning Labs. I've seen some neat emulators from Cisco, and they're working on new ones as we speak.
With that said, I would not hold your breath on ever being able to run them on your own computer. Proprietary stuff like that will always be kept in house as much as possible.
Originally I thought there wasn't much crossover or overlap, but it seems even if you do not get the CCIP, quite a few of the exams for the ccurrent cert overlap with the new cert. This is according to the migration tool.
So if you do take the Route, BGP, and/or MPLS they seem to be valid for the CCNP Service Provider cert. Which is where Cisco went wrong with the CCNP Security, it looks like they got it right this time.