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


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