Cisco Systems Announces Recertification Policy Update for
Certification Holders Who Pass Any Professional Level
Certification Exam Will Recertify Their Active CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, CCSP, or CCVP
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 15, 2006 - Cisco Systems® today announced that
effective Aug. 18, 2006, individuals who hold an active Cisco® CCNP®, CCDP®,
CCIPTM, CCSP®, or CCVP® certification will recertify
their professional-level certifications when they pass any other Cisco
professional-level certification exam. Certification holders will continue to
re-certify their professional level certifications when they pass any CCIE
"The proliferation of advanced technologies such as network security has
significantly increased the knowledge base required of networking
professionals," said Don Field, director of certifications at Cisco. "The
expanded professional level re-certification policy recognizes certification
holders who have taken steps to diversify their networking knowledge and skills
to keep pace with today's evolving networking environment."
Cisco requires that all professional-level certifications be re-certified
every three years. This policy helps to maintain the integrity of Cisco
certifications by verifying that those who hold active Cisco certifications
possess up-to-date expertise.
Cisco advises its certification holders to make plans to recertify well in
advance of the certification expiration date. To re-certify, certification
holders must take and pass one of the professional-level exams or a CCIE written
exam before the expiration date. Cisco will send a reminder six months prior to
the date that a certification expires, and again one month before
Certification holders can check their current status by using their Cisco ID
to access the Certification Tracking System at: www.cisco.com/go/certifications/login.
Training and Availability
Authorized Cisco training is available from a global network of Cisco
Learning Solutions Partners and the Partner E-Learning Connection. For complete
details about the training and exam requirements for the Specialist and other
certifications, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/certifications.
About Cisco Career Certifications
The widely respected Cisco Career Certifications bring valuable, measurable
rewards to network professionals, their managers and the organizations that
employ them. Cisco offers three levels of general certification: Associate,
Professional and Expert in various tracks such as Routing and Switching, Network
Security and Service Provider. A variety of Cisco Specialist certifications are
also available to show knowledge in specific technologies, solutions or job
roles. For Cisco Career Certifications information, visit: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning.
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