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Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Unknown

Low Cost: $450 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who have the advanced knowledge and skills required to manage service provider infrastructures. This certification will be retired October 29, 2012..

Initial Requirements:
You must hold a valid CCNA certification or any CCIE certification. You must then pass four exams: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE); Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QoS); Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP); and Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS).

You can choose to take the BGP + MPLS exam in place of the Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP) and Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS), shortening the path to certification by one exam.

The Composite (BSCI and BCMSN) exam is $300. All other exams are $150 each. Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
Note that this certification will be retired October 29, 2012, and Cisco will no longer issue new certifications. Individuals interested in pursuing a professional-level Cisco Service Provider certification are encouraged to obtain the Cisco CCNP Service Provider certification.

Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCVP, and CCIP) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:


  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • OR any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.


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