When did 640-801 come out?


I took CCNA for the first time about 5 years ago...it basically became a library card while job-hunting (ie I got more books for CCNP), I didn't have enough money to buy CCNP equipment or take the tests, and I let it expire 2 years ago.

Now I'm thinking it might help while searching job prospects so I'm considering taking it again. The problem is, I took the "new" test back then (August 2002) but I forget what the test number was.

Is 640-801 the same test that came out back then? That way I can use the same books (I have the books for 640-507 but they worked great with the "new" test back then...there was less info on AppleTalk on the new test than in those books, but I'm digressing).

Thanks, Dan

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There has been quite a bit of change since then.

You need to get new books. Taking a refresher course would probably help, too.



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Fred Atkinson

The 640-507 that you studied for was retired and replaced by the 640-607. That was retired and replaced in turn by the 640-801 you mentioned. However,

640-801 retires on November 6, 2007 and is being replaced by the 640-802. Basically you need to buy a new book. I started with the 640-407 and the new exam is a lot different. AppleTalk and IPX/SPX are completely gone. VLANs, Layer 3 routing and other topics are on the exam now, that weren't on there 5 years ago.

Hope that helps.

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Joseph Stalin

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