14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2020 7:44 PM 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!

                          • 10. Re: Certification Renew
                            Jeoffrey

                            Hi Ing_Percy and Rigo,


                            I am confused and Pressured now.

                            Passed my ROUTE EXAM - September 28, 2015

                            Passed my SWITCH EXAM - September 1, 2018

                            I will take my TSHOOT EXAM - January 27, 2020

                             

                            Will that certify me as CCNP R&S? or do I still need to retake the ROUTE EXAM?

                             

                            Please reply. I am pressured now since the exam will all change Feb 23, 2020.
                            Thank you in advance.

                             

                            Regards,

                             

                            Jeoffrey

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

                              You have to retake Route. Passed exams will renew complete cerifications of same or lower level, but a passed exam will *not* renew other passed exams. That is the reason, why your passed switch exam has not renewed your passed Route exam (but it has  renewed all your completed and not yet expired CCNA level and CCNP level exams).

                              • 12. Re: Certification Renew
                                Rigo - Community Moderator

                                Hi Jeoffrey,

                                 

                                As Juergen stated above, you will need to retake and pass the current ROUTE exam as the one you passed in 2015 has expired. Please note that Professional level exams are valid for 3 years from the pass date.

                                 

                                Per the information you provided, you would need to retake/pass the ROUTE exam AND also the TSHOOT exam by or before Feb 23, 2020, if you wish to achieve the CCNP R&S certification. You would also need to have a valid CCNA R&S certification to fulfill the pre-requisite requirement.

                                 

                                (Please note: Starting Feb 24, 2020, the pre-requisite requirement will be removed for all Professional certifications and candidates will only need a valid technology core exam and one concentration exam within the same track to achieve a Professional certification).

                                 

                                If you achieve the CCNP R&S certification by or before Feb 23, 2020, you will automatically receive the CCNP Enterprise certification plus the two Specialist certifications on Feb 24, 2020. However, even if you don't obtain the certification and only pass some exams for CCNP R&S by or before Feb 23, 2020, you can get mapping credit toward the new CCNP Enterprise certification on Feb 24, 2020.

                                 

                                The ROUTE + SWITCH exam combination will give you credit for the 300-401 ENCOR "Core" exam and the TSHOOT exam will give you credit for the 300-410 ENARSI concentration exam. You will also receive a Specialist certification for the core exam and concentration exam. Please refer to the CCNP R&S Migration Tool for more information.

                                 

                                For more information about the CCNP Enterprise requirements, please visit CCNP Enterprise Certification and Training Program

                                 

                                Best of luck to you!

                                 

                                Regards,

                                Rigo

                                Cisco Learning Network Moderator

                                • 13. Re: Certification Renew
                                  Jeoffrey

                                  Hi Juergen and Rigo,


                                  Thank you for answering my question.

                                  Yes, I have a valid CCNA R&S right now.

                                  I plan on taking the ROUTE and TSHOOT exam before Feb 24.

                                  Thank you very much!

                                  More power to you guys!

                                   

                                  Regards,

                                   

                                  Jeoffrey

                                  • 14. Re: Certification Renew
                                    Ing_Percy

                                    Hi!

                                     

                                    Try to see in the CCNP R&S tool the best combination (ROUTE+SWITCH, for example) or (only TSHOOT) for the corresponding Cisco Specialization.

                                     

                                    Regards!