CCNA expiration?

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Hi,

I have all of CCNA certificates (CCNA 1 in october 2003, CCNA 4 in june
2004). I would like to know if and when my CCNA certification expires,
and how I can stay up-to-date with my knowledge. The other day I got the
advise to register as an alumni, but so far I haven't found out how to
do that.

Thank you for an answer,

Huub

Re: CCNA expiration?
If I understand correctly, the last time you passed a CCNA exam was
June 4, 2004. The CCNA is valid for 3 years so your CCNA will be valid
until June 4 2007 barring you recertifying before that date.

Of course, passing a Professional level exam will automatically
recertify your CCNA for another 3 years. You may want to check out the
Learning and Events section of www.cisco.com as they have recently
retired some of the CCNP exams...you don't want to take the retired
ones that don't recertify your CCNA. Best of Luck!

Chris

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Re: CCNA expiration?
If you have a  job. You dont need the CCNA :-)


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Re: CCNA expiration?

"Huub" <"v.niekerk at hccnet.nl"> wrote in message
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If you only have the Networking Academy "certificates" for CCNA1 , CCNA 2,
CCNA 3and CCNA 4 when you passed each of these courses you are *not* "CCNA
Certified".  The CCNA Certification Exam is an external exam you take
separately from your Networking Academy studies.  Surely your instructors
explained this to you!

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Academy Alumni memerbship is available after passing one course.
Log in to Academy Connection (http://cisco.netacad.net ) using your
Networking Academy student account username and password.
On the menu on the left of the page you will see a link "Alumni Home" clcik
on this and complete the Alumni registration process.
However, looking at when you completed CCNA 4, you account may no longer be
active.  If you log does not work contact your Academy and request that they
arrange to have your Academy Connection account re-activated.

regards
Aubrey



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My instructor told me that the separate certificates were valid because
they come from Cisco (received as a pdf file and printed out). Signed by
the instructor, they were said to be valid.

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Ok, thank you. I will ask them.

Re: CCNA expiration?
"Huub" <"v.niekerk at hccnet.nl"> wrote in message
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Oh yes, they are valid certificates from Cisco Systems and the Networking
Academy Program certifying that you have successfully completed each of the
four stages of the training course.  But to become a Cisco Certified
Networking Associate (CCNA) requires you to take and pass the 640-801 CCNA
Certification Exam.
See this link about Cisco certification exams :
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/learning_career_certifications_and_learning_paths_home.html
And this one regarding CCNA 1 - 4:
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/CCNA.html
It states :  "Students who successfully complete this portion of the program
are eligible to earn Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNAT)
certification."  Note the words "eligible to earn", this means these courses
only prepare you to take the certification exam.

That is why the Networking Academy Program has a "Voucher Exam" at the end
of the CCNA 4 course - if you get a high enough score in the Voucher Exam
you are eligible for a discount (usually 50%, it depends on the country) off
the price of this external exam.

I am really concerned that either you have misunderstood what the CCNA is
and its relationship with the Networking Academy Progam courses, or that
your Academy instructors are misinformed, which is a disappointing
reflection on their training.
As someone involved in both instructor and student training we are extremely
careful and thorough in explaining this aspect of the program.

Remove the "REMOVE" from my email address if you want to contact me direct
about this.

Aubrey




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Or the combination of the 640-821 INTRO and 640-811 ICND exams.  You can
choose the all-in-one or take two separate exams.
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http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/learning_career_certifications_and_learning_paths_home.html
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Yes I know that, but the poor OP was confused enough as it was so I thought
the KISS approach was best.



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