Taking BCMSN without CCNA ?

lordylordy Posts: 632Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Just a quick question:

Could I take the BCMSN exam without having a CCNA ?

I know that this would get me no cert but I'm currently thinking. I've been planning on getting my CCNP for a long time and have collected quite a lot of material for BCMSN so I was thinking about slaying it before the deadline so my resources don't get useless.

I'm very close to CCNA level so I think butchering BCMSN should be possible with some good studying in the next weeks.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    lordy wrote: »
    Could I take the BCMSN exam without having a CCNA ?
    Yes you can.
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  • billscott92787billscott92787 Posts: 933Member
    Yes you can. You would have to get a valid CCNP before you could get the CCNP though. But you can take that exam. I'm not sure how it works going backwards down. I don't know if they give you a deadline or what.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    I don't know if they give you a deadline or what.
    Exams are good for 3 years to apply to a Cisco Certification. They would have to earn their CCNA within 3 years of taking their first CCNP exam to meet all the requirements & prerequisites for the CCNP.

    If they earn their CCNA 3 years and 1 day after passing the BCMSN exam, they'd have to retake the BCMSN exam again, since it would no longer be valid to count toward the CCNP.
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • Forsaken_GAForsaken_GA Posts: 4,024Member
    actually they'd have to take SWITCH, since BCMSN isn't going to be available after 3 years and 1 day!
  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Posts: 2,997Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    actually they'd have to take SWITCH, since BCMSN isn't going to be available after 3 years and 1 day!

    LOL icon_rolleyes.gif

    You can take my switch exam if you want, I'm finding to many detractions at the moment.. Got to get in a few more hours tonight and for the next few days and think by end of the week I be ready.
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  • billscott92787billscott92787 Posts: 933Member
    Thank you for that information Mike. That makes sense now.
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