CCNP Routing and Switching Certification is new one of CCNP. Below questions and answers will help candidates to master the new one.

Q: Can I mix and match the current exams with the newer exams to achieve CCNP Routing and Switching certification?

A: Yes you can. It is possible to mix version 1 and version 2 exams, however the TSHOOT 2.0 exam assumes knowledge of ROUTE 2.0 and SWITCH 2.0 topics. So candidates who have completed version 1 exams for ROUTE or SWITCH will need to review version 2.0 blueprints in order to prepare for the TSHOOT v2.0 exam. Use this tool to identify the combination of exams required to complete your CCNP certification.

Q: I am currently a valid CCNP. How can I achieve CCNP Routing and Switching?

A: If you are currently a valid CCNP, you will automatically become a CCNP Routing and Switching certified in the Cisco database. When you recertify, you will get your CCNP Routing and Switching title.

Q: Why did Cisco rename CCNP to CCNP Routing and Switching?

A: Technology advancements and changes in job requirements have led to an increased focus on routing and switching technologies, thus Cisco decided to rebrand the track. The certification changes are also aligned with the recent updates in CCNA R&S and CCIE R&S tracks, and n in line with other technology focused professional – level certifications

Q: What are the main changes?

A: Wireless, VoIP and Video content has been removed, IPv6 expanded and Cisco StackWise, VSS and DMVPN technologies added. The major and exciting new change comes in form of labs that importantly increase training effectiveness.

Q: What are the recertification requirements for CCNP Routing and Switching?

A: The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, 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.