9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2019 8:10 AM by Ing_Percy RSS

    Certification Renew

    Ketan

      I have CCNA R&S and security. It will expire in Dec this year. Can I renew it by clearing CCNP Switch (300-115) only?

       

      Recertification

      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 Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or
      • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
        • 1. Re: Certification Renew
          Ing_Percy

          YES

           

          All asociate certification can be renewal passing one professional exam.

           

          Best regards!

          • 2. Re: Certification Renew
            Sourabh Saboo

            I don't think so

            Please contact @Rigo .

            As per my information you cannot, you have to pass the all the 3 papers for the qualification.

            • 3. Re: Certification Renew
              Rigo - Community Moderator

              Hi Ketan and Sourabh,

               

              Ing_Percy is correct. For recertification of valid Associate certifications such as CCNA R&S, candidates only need to pass one qualifying exam on or before the expiration date. Per one of the recertification options, candidates can "Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam." So yes, passing only the 300-115 SWITCH exam will qualify to recertify the CCNA R&S certification.

               

              To become certified in CCNP R&S, then passing all 3 exams will be necessary along with having a valid pre-requisite per the certification requirements.

               

              Regards,

              Rigo

              Cisco Learning Network Moderator

              • 4. Re: Certification Renew
                Juergen Ilse CCNA R&S

                Ketan schrieb:

                 

                I have CCNA R&S and security. It will expire in Dec this year. Can I renew it by clearing CCNP Switch (300-115) only?

                Yes, passing a CCNP level exam will renew all valid CCNA level and CCNP level certifications you have. But it will only renew valid certifications,  not passed exams. So to get CCNP R&S certified, you have to pass all 3 exams (Route, Switch and TShoot) within 3 years. But for recertification, passing one of those is enough (you need to pass all 3 within 3 years only for recertification of an expired CCNP R&S certification or for the first time you get this certification).

                • 5. Re: Certification Renew
                  Ketan

                  Hi

                   

                  Thanks for information.

                  The next question is once I pass 300-115 and renew my CCNA how much time I have to clear other two exams (Route and Tshoot) to earn CCNP. Do I need to pass other two exam in certain time frame?

                   

                  Thanks

                  Ketan

                  • 6. Re: Certification Renew
                    Ing_Percy

                    Hi!

                     

                    In case of first time, for example, you take and pass the SWITCH exam on September 1st 2018, then, you will have three years (from this date) to pass ROUTE and TSHOOT exam.


                    Best regards!

                    • 7. Re: Certification Renew
                      Juergen Ilse CCNA R&S

                      Ing_Percy is right. For CCNP level certifications, you have 3 years to complete all exams belongung to that certification (and the prerequisites, if there are not complete yet). If you need more time, the exams, that were passed more than 3 years ago must be passed again, until you have passed all the exams within a time period of 3 years. So for CCNP R&S, you have to pass ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT within a time period of 3 years. Every passe exam of this 3 exams will renew all you not expired CCNA level and CNP level exams (if there are any), so you don't have to carre about prerequisites, if you fullfill all prerequisites at the time of the first of those exams. But if i already wrote in my last message: "passed exams" are not "renewed", only complete certifications. So it is really necessary to pass all 3 exams within 3 years.

                      • 8. Re: Certification Renew
                        maged

                        My CCNA Certification will expire on 17/3/2019 and i pass 300-115 exam on 14/3/2019 but still on Cisco tracking system, the CCNA will expire on 17/3/2019 and the 300-115 certification is not mention.

                        • 9. Re: Certification Renew
                          Ing_Percy

                          Hi!

                           

                          If you have passed the 300-115 exam before of the day of expiration, then you must wait the update of renewing. In some occasions it can delay a few days.

                           

                          Regards!