Wednesday, August 16, 2006

CCNP Changes

If you're interested in earning the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification, you should read about changes in the cert. This TCPmag.com article is a nice summary. Basically Cisco removed some old material and added a lot more on security, wireless, and other modern topics. I would like to test for the CCNP before my CCNA expires in March 2008, but I'll wait until updated study books are available.

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Alastair said...

I'm in the same boat: my CCNA expires in June 2008.

The new CCNP changes look very sensible. It's a lot more motivating to study relevant technology than ancient history (ISDN?).

Anonymous said...

ISDN is still commonplace as a backup mechanism and in my opinion anyone who has a CCNP needs to know about how to setup it along with Demand Dial Routing. It is a link control protocol technology that you can run Ethernet packets over and is not that hard to learn.

Anonymous said...

Passing any one CCNP exam (or any other ???P exam) will renew a CCNA. I assume most know this but it's worth pointing out.

My CCNA expires in January. I don't know if I have enough time to prepare for another CCNP exam, but I guess I better decide soon.

Anonymous said...

to say an ISDN is outdated ? I wouldn't go so far. Seems more like Cisco updates its certifications in line with updating its catalog of products.
You had to know wireless and security much sooner than 2006, as well as you'll have to still know
ISDN much longer than Cisco thinks you should. After all it's a
vendor proprietary certification aimed at helping their business causes. So I'll nevertheless keep my old books on CCNP explaining how to do ISDN and DDR, for the job not for the cert.

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