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    Default CCNP BSCI 642-901 was retired!

    For all of yesterday the BCSI was not part of the current CCNP track, according to Cisco's website.The internet was full of people who are studying for this exam going crazy with panic.
    The rumor mill started right up with people claiming Cisco was going to bring in more CCNA exams, CCNA Routing?

    I spoke with someone at Cisco UK who when i asked her if it was retired she said yes, and that someone from the learning portal would contact me.



    This morning someone from Cisco posted on their CCNP forum at Cisco.com and stated:


    "Please be informed that the 642-901 BSCI exam is currently an active exam and is still included in the CCNP, CCDP, and CCIP curriculum. Webpages stating that the 642-901 BSCI is retired or not included in the CCNP, CCDP, and CCIP curriculum will be edited for correction.

    We apologize for the confusion.

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    This is false informations.. Its a mistake.


    go to the Cisco Learning network to find up to date information.

    I took the BSCI in october or so..
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    Default Probably not a fake

    I think this will happen, it makes sense to do this.
    I think someone jumped the gun on the web, that's all.
    Look for it again in a month or two....awesome that they f*d up and told us what they were planning for this summer!!

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    I think they were trying to type the 642-801 exam, not 901..

    but,, i beg to differ. the BSCI is foudations of the CCNP to advance to other topics. The same things goes for the BCMSN.

    i dont see cisco cancelling this exam.. Its ways too important.
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    Default 642-902?

    Maybe the 642-902 is on its way?
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    Default I think I am right

    I didn't think they could ever cancel the CCSP or CCVP courses that they did.they put them into the CCNA's, and that is what they'll do here.

    I can't be sure I am right, I just bet that I am.
    It makes sense if you look at the cert paths.

    but, we won't hear from them again till this summer when they have their new CCNA R/S book done. This is how they do things, which makes this apear correct to me. but, I could be wrong, I just don't think I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lammle View Post
    I didn't think they could ever cancel the CCSP or CCVP courses that they did.they put them into the CCNA's, and that is what they'll do here.

    I can't be sure I am right, I just bet that I am.
    It makes sense if you look at the cert paths.

    but, we won't hear from them again till this summer when they have their new CCNA R/S book done. This is how they do things, which makes this apear correct to me. but, I could be wrong, I just don't think I am.
    I see your point on this, but i still dont think they will cancel the exam.. I took the exam after that date, but then again, the Cisco learning moderator said it was still active and the webpages will be edited.

    I do however agree with Big evil.. they might be making a 642-902 exam.. Could possible include some more recent additions.

    You said that you didnt think they would cancel the CCSP or CCVP exams, but those are security and voice topics, which are always changing and always have to stay up-to date and current. I think thats way they moved some topics to the ccna level, and retired the exams, becuase they are now new security topics and configs to be dealt with.

    for example, ISCW was revised from BCRAN to add in security topics and secure remote access, that was older ways to configure them.. from the CCSP.. such as the ISCW covers crypto maps for ipsec vpns, when mostly productions networks use VTI interface and tunnel protection mode, instead of the crypto maps.

    But then again, you are probably right... im just stating my opinion on this.
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    Default ..

    Would they drop the whole CCNP in favor of more advanced CCNA? Maybe.

    It makes some sence as TL mentioned, the CCNP is one of two that does not require an extra CCNA (or other) exam, like the CCVP, CCSP, CCDP.
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    But that is the CCNA, Routing and Switching.
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    Default Ccna r

    I think it would be just routing.

    They then may do a CCNA switching?

    Whatever makes Cisco the most cash i guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Evil View Post

    Whatever makes Cisco the most cash i guess?
    yeah you right about that .. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lildeezul View Post
    I think they were trying to type the 642-801 exam, not 901..
    Well the 642-801 was retired in 2006, so the times don't really tally.

    Maybe they are planning something new. What's this new CCNA R/S? Another specialisation?
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    Default It's a wait-and-see

    They will or will not announce something, but we can only guess now. We just know something will happen this summer

    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...aths_home.html

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    Default 640-801

    I thought the 640-801 was retired in November 2007 Fuzz?


    Yeah, its just a though. (CCNA R&S) maybe soon.
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    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...s/642-801.html

    New Year's eve 2006 according to the above. Either way, it's not August 2008.

    Edit - Ah, no not the CCNA 801, I meant the BSCI 801
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    Well the moderator did say, that the website was going to be edited, therefore i guess they made a mistake when designing that page..


    But i dont see them splitting the CCNA into two seperate versions of routing and switching.. but who knows... Juniper did
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    Default Update from Cisco.

    Just got this email from Cisco.

    Thank you for contacting the Certifications Support Center.

    The BSCI exam has not been retired and is still valid towards a CCDP, CCIP and/or CCNP certification, therefore, you can register and take this exam by contacting Pearson VUE directly at 1-877-404-3926.

    There was a glitch within the web sites over the weekend, however, the issue has been resolved and the BSCI exam is now posted correctly.

    If you have any further questions, or require additional assistance, please click the hyperlink above to update your case.

    Kind regards,
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