Re: CCIE R & S vs CCDP posted 03/29/2007
Though *Digital Yemeni* is technically correct, Cisco has a different view.
A CCIE is neither a CCNP,CCVP, CCSP nor CCDP automatically and one cannot
claim him/her a CCNP/CCDP ... if he/she is a CCIE only. (Though CCIE covers
the NP and NA)
If he/she is already a current CCNP/CCDP .... his certification is renewed
whenever he/she clears any track of written CCIE.
I know this quite well, as in my work place, I am a CCNP and my colleauge is
CCIE but not a CCNP.
The whole confusion arises from the fact that CCIE does not have any
pre-requisite, whereas CCNP/CCDP require CCNA/CCDA.
Also, some people sit for the CCNP exams and expect their expired CCNA would
automatically be renewed; only to know that they have to resit for CCNA to
be a current CCNP.
This is purely in Cisco Certification point of view.
On 3/29/07, Digital Yemeni <digital.yemeni@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I guess CCDP falls under the CCIE R&S because the later covers in-depth
> everything from IGP, BGP, Security, QoS etc which means you must
> how to implement and design them. Whether a CCDP is necessary, i would say
> no because once you're in the CCIE R&S track you will have to know your
> stuff, which....include the CCDP level!
> On 3/29/07, Ananth Vk <ananth.vk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I'm aware of the value that CCIE carries and the difficulty level of the
> > exam.
> > I just wanted to know how much value does a CCDP carry ?
> > Does having a CCIE mean that you have CCDP capabilities or is there
> > something special
> > or significant with CCDP that's not there with CCIE ?
> > Will there be any necessity to go for CCDP after completing CCIE ?
> > I need this from two perspective, one is satisfaction & other is career
> > weightage/value
> > Anantha Padmanabhan V.K.
> > Tata Consultancy Services
> > Mailto: ananth.vk@xxxxxxx
> > Website: http://www.tcs.com
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