Valid CCNA Security Certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite
A valid CCNA™ Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco® CCIE™ certification can act as a pre-requisite.
A CCNP Routing and Switching candidate needs to pass 3 exams from 300-Series track. If you have passed some exams from the old track (642-Series) and they are not yet expired, you can mix and match them with 300-Series exams to achieve CCNP certification.
Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are 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