CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, CCDE, CCIE, CCSP, CCVP, CCIP.
croschek98
New Member
Posts:
46
Joined:
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm
Certs:
CCNA, 1/3 CCNP (ROUTE)

CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:34 pm

I have my CCNA already, sat on it a little too long, recertified it a few years ago, and currently studying for the ROUTE exam. After passing it, I am torn on whether to pursue the CCNP, or go after the CCIP. I am just trying to get various peoples opinion here. My job, the CCIP would have more relevance to what I do, but I am a big believer in building from the ground up, and think that the CCNP would provide a better foundation on which to build my career. My job is not going to pay anything extra for me to have either one. I actually have the same job that I had before I had my CCNA, so that isnt going to play a big part on my decision. Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.

User avatar
mellowd
CCIE #38070
Posts:
13814
Joined:
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:49 am
Certs:
CCIE (RS,SP), JNCIE-SP, BC-/SPNE/NP

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:48 pm

What sector do you work in?

User avatar
Vito_Corleone
Moderator
Posts:
9809
Joined:
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:38 am
Certs:
CCNP RS, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:14 pm

NP
http://blog.alwaysthenetwork.com

User avatar
that1guy15
Post Whore
Posts:
3023
Joined:
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:12 pm
Certs:
CCNP, CCDP, CCIP

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:43 pm

If you already work closley with QoS and BGP (or work for a service provider) then i suggest knocking the CCIP out first. Then follow back on the CCNP. If you work closly with R&S in general then go CCNP, then follow up with the CCIP.

Honestly you have SWITCH, TSHOOT, QOS, BGP and MPLS test to take after ROUTE. So you could also start with the ones you are more familar with, bang them out and move to the rest. Having both always looks better.
http://blog.movingonesandzeros.net/

stevester1
Ultimate Member
Posts:
796
Joined:
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:54 pm
Certs:
CCIE R&S, CCNP DC

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:47 pm

certified ethical hacker































... ccnp.

User avatar
scottsee
Post Whore
Posts:
1794
Joined:
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:45 am
Certs:
NA:R&S, NA:Sec

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:57 pm

stevester1 wrote:certified ethical hacker


better yet, Backtrack's OSCP

CCNP...

croschek98
New Member
Posts:
46
Joined:
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm
Certs:
CCNA, 1/3 CCNP (ROUTE)

Re: CCNP or CCIP...That is the Question

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Actually, this is invalid question or decision for me now. I just saw the CCIP is being retired at the end of July.


http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/l ... _home.html

'

Return to Cisco Certifications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests