CCNA-CCNP certification question

Posted on 2006-05-01
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Ill probably get a faster answer on this vs asking cisco...

Ive got my CCNA and I believe it expires on may 7th (is it normal to expire on a sunday?  I dont think testing centers are open on sundays...  First off, where can I verify this on a cisco website.

I plan to take the 642-811 switching exam which is 1 of 4 of the exams for CCNP.  I obviously need to take it this week, I have been studying for a while now - my question is even if I took it today and failed it, it doenst look like I could do a retake until next monday - which would be 1 day after my ccna expires?  So my question is am I stuck with having to pass it on my first attempt or I will not have my ccna or a portion of my ccnp!?  Or if I fail the exam does it allow me another week of my expiration date?
Question by:rhwimmers
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes.  You must pass on first attempt which will renew your CCNA.  If you fail you will need to retest for CCNA before pursuing your CCNP.

    Good luck.
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    Author Comment

    I didnt want to hear that...  So there is no way around it - no extensions (even a day or two would help me!) no excuses no nothin...thats it!?

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    Expert Comment

    That's it.  Sorry Chief.

    I was in the same position.  Do or die.
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    Author Comment

    Well crap - so did you die?  how long ago did you take it and what were some good practice questions you found?

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