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:
CCNA Routing and Switching certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
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).
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam,