passed CCIE written. what are my future options with retaining ccnp/dp status?

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Hi everyone. My ccnp/dp were coming close to retirement and I was
struggling with the idea of whether i should take the composite exam or
ccie written as a means to retain my level of certification. I was
essentially tired of the whole certification process and the money
outlay. Well I finally decided to take the ccie written instead of the
composite, even thought it costs more. I managed to pass.

My main questions is that If i DONT decide to take the ccie lab exam,
how long will my ccnp/dp be valid for? 1.5 years? 2 years? 3 years?

How often will I have to take the CCIE written to retain my ccnp/dp ?

I am confused with the fact that someone who HAS a CCIE is required to
recertify every 2 years via the ccie written. However the ccnp/dp are
traditionally valid for 3 years.

Many thanks

markus


Re: passed CCIE written. what are my future options with retaining ccnp/dp status?
Your CCNx and CCDx, as well as any CQS, will be recertified from the
date you passed the CCIE written for their normal expiration periods.
IE - you have another three years as CCNP/CCNP and another 2 years on
the CQS exams.

You will need to pass the CCIE written every three years to keep your
CCDP and CCNP active.

Remember, you aren=B4t a CCIE - you've just passed the filter exam that
prevents the great unprepared wasting everybody's time by attempting a
lab exam for which they are absolutely unprepared.

Matt


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