CCNA Expires in Jan 2019

ronzillaronzilla Posts: 47Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello All,

I tried researching this online am a little confused and was hoping someone knew the answer. My CCNA is set to expire in 2 months. Rather than take the exam again, I would like to move forward to the CCNP. I know that there is no way I can pass all 3 exams in a 2 month period.

I think it is possible for me to pass the 300-115 - Switch exam. It looks like that if I pass this exam it will renew my cert, but I am not 100% sure of that. is one test enough to renew and for how long if so? Cisco's site uses the following for an example:


[h=2]Recertification[/h]


CCNA Routing and Switching certifications 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,
When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA Routing and Switching certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA Routing and Switching certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).
















Comments

  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,577Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    You just need to pass one of the exams to extend your CCNA. I let mine expire and now I have to retake the CCNA before the CCNP so I suggest you renew if you can.
  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,479Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Pass one CCNP exam and you are good to go.
    CISSP, CISM, CISA, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, CEH, etc

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • williebwillieb Posts: 100Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Take SWITCH and it will be valid for 3 years, which means your CCNA will also renew and be valid for 3 years.

    Typically TSHOOT is taken last, so within the 3 years take ROUTE and you are good for another 3 years on your CCNA until you need to take TSHOOT. Of course I wouldn't recommend waiting that long though lol...
    [X] CCENT ICND1 100-105
    [X] CCNA ICND2 200-105
    [X] CCNP Route 300-101
    [X] CCNP Switch 300-115
    [ ] CCNP Tshoot 300-135
  • ronzillaronzilla Posts: 47Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thx for advice. I am pretty comfortable in switching, do lots of it. Afterwords I'll hit up routing, then tshoot. I feel like routing is going to be my weakest, since once i config a router, there is very little to do besides firmware updates for a long time.
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