renew CCNA

suren327suren327 Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
hey guys..whats the easiest way to renew my CCNA..doing the intro exam or doing the entire 640-801 exam?

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  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Think you have to take 640-802.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    From the CCNA Recertification section of the Cisco CCNA Certification page
    CCNA course certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass the ICND2 exam, or pass the current CCNA exam, or pass a CCNA Concentration exam (wireless, security, voice), or pass any 642 - XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.
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  • dwtherockdwtherock Posts: 40Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hey isn't there suppose to be a rule that if you take another professional exam it extends your CCNA as well as provides you for the next certification??

    i.e. take a CCNP test?
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    dwtherock wrote:
    Hey isn't there suppose to be a rule that if you take another professional exam it extends your CCNA as well as provides you for the next certification??

    i.e. take a CCNP test?

    that only applies if your ccna is current, if its already expired you have to recertify it first
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
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  • suren327suren327 Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    i've been focusing on the microsoft exams otherwise i would of started CCNP and do one of the exams but CCNA expire in march so not much time..guess i'll have to do ICND exam or whole thing again..
  • JavonRJavonR Posts: 245Member
    just remember you will have to do the new ICND2 exam, which differs from the old CCNA objectives. Check out the new objectives here: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/640-816.html

    Good luck, hopefully you can catch it in time! :D
  • LBC90805LBC90805 Posts: 247Member
    JavonR wrote:
    just remember you will have to do the new ICND2 exam, which differs from the old CCNA objectives. Check out the new objectives here: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/640-816.html

    Good luck, hopefully you can catch it in time! :D

    Or do one of the New Specialized CCNA exams like Wireless, Security or Voice.
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    LBC90805 wrote:
    Or do one of the New Specialized CCNA exams like Wireless, Security or Voice.

    the prerequiste for the specialized exam is the CCNA
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • IncInc Posts: 184Member
    LBC90805 wrote:
    Or do one of the New Specialized CCNA exams like Wireless, Security or Voice.

    the prerequiste for the specialized exam is the CCNA

    You can take any exam, in any order - no prerequisites there.

    What triggers [re]certification is another topic.
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    Inc wrote:
    LBC90805 wrote:
    Or do one of the New Specialized CCNA exams like Wireless, Security or Voice.

    the prerequiste for the specialized exam is the CCNA

    You can take any exam, in any order - no prerequisites there.

    What triggers [re]certification is another topic.

    yep very true, but given the op was asking abou renewing his NA I merely pointed out this would nto renew it icon_smile.gif
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • famosbrownfamosbrown Posts: 637Member
    Looks like he has a current CCNA, which expires in March, so the specialization exams would work.
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  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    famosbrown wrote:
    Looks like he has a current CCNA, which expires in March, so the specialization exams would work.
    doh! yep missed that so yeah agreed they do count icon_smile.gif
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • tech-airmantech-airman Posts: 953Member
    suren327 wrote:
    hey guys..whats the easiest way to renew my CCNA..doing the intro exam or doing the entire 640-801 exam?

    suren327,

    What is the expiration date for your current CCNA certification?
  • suren327suren327 Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    its march 25, 2009......and if i take one of these specialized exams it renews my CCNA?
  • suren327suren327 Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    i'm thinking of doing Security or Voice specialized exam before it expires..any idea which one might be easier or which one would look better on my resume??
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    suren327 wrote:
    i'm thinking of doing Security or Voice specialized exam before it expires..any idea which one might be easier or which one would look better on my resume??

    imo either will look good on your resume, for money id say voice is the hot one,

    as to which is easier, thats your call, for me id say security but thats cos i know more about that area, however I'm currently working towards the voip route as thats the area that interests me most
    if I say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of them offends, I usually mean the other one :-)
  • LBC90805LBC90805 Posts: 247Member
    famosbrown wrote:
    Looks like he has a current CCNA, which expires in March, so the specialization exams would work.

    That is what I was saying. Wouldn't the Specializations renew your CCNA?
  • LBC90805LBC90805 Posts: 247Member
    suren327 wrote:
    i'm thinking of doing Security or Voice specialized exam before it expires..any idea which one might be easier or which one would look better on my resume??

    Security if I had the option since that is in more demad. It is more generalized than Voice of course. Also could lead to a CISSP after five years if you haven't already have the requisite experiance.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    The lab requirements for the CCNA Security are less than the CCNA Voice -- so it's probably easier for people to study and pass the CCNA Security.

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  • suren327suren327 Posts: 44Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    well security it is since i don't have much time for studying..i'm studying for microsoft 70-291 at the moment, giving it my first attempt on monday coming..the faster i can get this done i'll be MCSA and more time to study the ccna security exam
  • KasorKasor Posts: 912Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The only issue for many IT Staff is after three years, their job might change and not required the or haven't touch the swithes for a long time. Renew can be a big issues for me and my staff.
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  • rekoilrekoil Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    So what's the rule if your CCNA has expired? Do you have to take the whole thing again, or can you just take ICND2 to renew it?
  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    ICND2 renews a valid CCNA, but you'll have to take the full blown CCNA or both ICNDs if it has expired.
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