Friday, January 29, 2010
CCNP Update: Changes in a Nutshell
Okay, here's the scoop:
* CCNP will now be three exams, ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT
* Exam price will increase from $150.00 to $200.00 per exam
* ROUTE and TSHOOT courses (typically 1 week Cisco official courses) are now supplemented with e-learning material (nearly 8 hours for ROUTE and 9 hours for TSHOOT) which is exam material
* Classes / Exams are becoming even MORE real-world (TSHOOT class is 92% hands-on)
* New ROUTE and SWITCH exam is available in March, TSHOOT is available in April.
* BSCI exam can substitute for ROUTE or vice versa
* BCMSN exam can substitute for SWITCH or vice versa
* ONT and ISCW exams can substitute for TSHOOT until end of July (ONT/ICSW exams expire then...BSCI and BCMSN are no longer offered after July 31, however can substitute for ROUTE / SWITCH for their entire 3 year expiration period).
* New CCNP exams now prepare you more for the CCIE R&S