Time to recertify

WozzzaaaWozzzaaa Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi
Just failed 640-554 which was meant to renew my CCNA.

It was a dog of a test, full of topics that I didn't dedicate enough time to, and some that weren't in the OSG. I also didn't study very systematically due to work and family commitments.

Ego has taken a huge hit and I've hit the alcohol in despair, but what to do, get up start from CCNA R&S again. I've had a quick look at the 200-120 guide, and it looks a lot harder than the old 640-802.

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  • theodoxatheodoxa Posts: 1,340Member
    If you have enough time, you could also recertify by passing a CCNP exam - ROUTE, SWITCH, or TSHOOT.
    R&S: CCENT CCNA CCNP CCIE [ ]
    Security: CCNA [ ]
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  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,535Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Shouldn't ever underestimate exams...especially Cisco exams.
  • shortstop20shortstop20 Posts: 161Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I've heard CCDA is the easiest way to recertify but I have not taken the test.
    CCNA Security - 6/11/2018
    CCNP TShoot - 3/7/2018
    CCNP Route - 1/31/2018
    CCNP Switch - 12/10/2015
    CCNA R/S - 1/14/2015
  • volfkhatvolfkhat Posts: 944Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I've heard CCDA is the easiest way to recertify but I have not taken the test.

    i believe its about to be retired...
  • shortstop20shortstop20 Posts: 161Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    volfkhat wrote: »
    i believe its about to be retired...


    The 640-864 exam is, but he can take the new CCDA exam anytime he'd like.
    CCNA Security - 6/11/2018
    CCNP TShoot - 3/7/2018
    CCNP Route - 1/31/2018
    CCNP Switch - 12/10/2015
    CCNA R/S - 1/14/2015
  • WozzzaaaWozzzaaa Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    No, its too late, my CCNA lapsed a day after I failed the 640-554 exam.
  • OctalDumpOctalDump Posts: 1,722Member
    Wozzzaaa wrote: »
    No, its too late, my CCNA lapsed a day after I failed the 640-554 exam.

    I thought that might be the case. Depending on what you are interested in, you could do one of the other CCNAs. So, CCENT and then one exam for CCNA Security, or CCNA Wireless, or CCDA. The CCNA bit would get you through HR filters, and if you interview and they ask about it, you can say that your CCNA R+S lapsed.
    2017 Goals - Something Cisco, Something Linux, Agile PM
  • volfkhatvolfkhat Posts: 944Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    The 640-864 exam is, but he can take the new CCDA exam anytime he'd like.

    Ah...
    Yep, you are correct.

    I guess i just meant that the 640-864 "may" have been pretty easy.... but the new version is unknown.
    Maybe its tougher, Easier,... or the same.
    (im not even sure if the new course book is out yet?).


    As for starting over... Octal might be right.
    Get the ccent, then do any 2nd part (maybe go for the Design).
    Cisco will still recognize you as a CCNA.

    So you can still put it on your resume... and its NOT a lie :]
    (HR doesn't know the difference)

    And for what its worth... the CCENT exam/topics was somewhat easy:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJPmIuII98Q

    Hope that helps!
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    my CCNA and CCNA Security are set to expire. I was going to try a CCNP test or CCNA Wireless, but I think in the interest of time, i will just redo my CCNA Security
    Currently Working On

    CWTS, then WireShark
  • volfkhatvolfkhat Posts: 944Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Mike-Mike wrote: »
    my CCNA and CCNA Security are set to expire. I was going to try a CCNP test or CCNA Wireless, but I think in the interest of time, i will just redo my CCNA Security


    I heard the 640-911 is pretty quick & mostly review; easy way to recertify....
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Wozzzaaa wrote: »
    No, its too late, my CCNA lapsed a day after I failed the 640-554 exam.

    I think you have to do the CCNA: R&S again (both exams or the composite)
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