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Over the years, it's been interesting to watch the Cisco Learning Center grow and evolve to better meet the needs of IT professionals pursuing that company's often-coveted certification credentials. Of all the many things that Cisco does right with its cert programs, the company's "Study/Learn Master List" is second to none when it comes to helping interested parties find their way to the right exams, objectives, training, and study/prep materials. If you don't know about this already, you should; if you do know about it, you might want to head back to give it another look, as numerous exams have been (or will be) updated or replaced in the very near future.

Many of the Cisco exams have acquired new content, or are in the process of "out with the old, in with the new" for certain exams, all with cut-off dates for the old around the end of 2014. For that reason, readers will probably want to check out this table of entries to see what, if any, impact this might have on them.


      Data Center
640-911 DCICN
640-916 DCICT
642-994 DCUCI
642-992 DCUFI
642-993 DCUCD
642-991 DCUFD
642-035 DCUCT
642-980 DCUFT
350-080 Written
      Design 100-101 ICND1
640-864 DESGN
642-874 ARCH
642-902 ROUTE
642-813 SWITCH
352-001 Written
      Routing & Switching

100-101 ICND1

200-101 ICND2
200-120 CCNA

642-902 ROUTE
642-813 SWITCH
642-832 TSHOOT
350-001 Written

100-101 ICND1

640-554 IINS 300-206 SENSS
300-207 SITCS
300-208 SISAS
300-209 SIMOS
350-018 Written
      Storage Networking
      350-040 Written
      Service Provider

640-875 SPNGN1
640-878 SPNGN2
642-883 SPROUTE
642-887 SPCORE
642-889 SPEDGE
350-029 Written
      SP Operations

100-101 ICND1

640-760 SSPO
642-770 OFCN
642-775 MSPRP
642-780 MSPVM
642-785 MSPQS
350-060 Written

640-461 ICOMM
200-001 VIVND


100-101 ICND1

640-461 ICOMM 642-437 CVOICE v8.0
642-447 CIPT1 v8.0
642-457 CIPT2 v8.0
642-427 TVOICE v8.0
642-467 CAPPS v8.0
350-030 Written

100-101 ICND1

640-722 IUWNE 642-73 CUWSS
642-742 IUWVN
642-747 IUWMS
642-737 IAUWS
350-050 Written
I've taken the liberty of importing the HTML for the table directly from the Cisco source page where the Study/Learn Master List resides. After you work your way through that information, you'll also want to bookmark or favorite the original URL so you can always get to the original version, which the company updates whenever course or exam content, and supporting materials, change. Those who are interested in, or in active pursuit of, Cisco credentials will want to use this page as their primary access point for digging into the materials the need for training, study, practice, preparation and ultimately, exam sign-up.

Thanks to eagle-eyed CCIE and aces instructor Mark Mirrotto, I’m now aware that Cisco hasn’t yet included some new exams in this Study/Learn roadmap, nor has it provided links to successor exams or included impending cert retirements. Here’s a list of what’s going away and what’s replacing same, with links to exam information pages, plus info on retiring credentials. I provide this information in tabular form to make it easier to track, and include the Certification name and acronym, old exam info, and new exam info for each item that’s in the process of changing, along with the final date to take the soon-to-be-obsolete exams where applicable. I’ve now checked every entry in the Master List, and can attest to the accuracy of the combination of the Cisco source materials and these added updates and observations.

Cert Old Exam New Exam Last date for old exam/Remarks>
CCDP 642-902ROUTE 300-101ROUTE 1/29/2015
CCDP 642-813SWITCH 300-115SWITCH 1/29/2015
CCNP R&S 642-902ROUTE 300-101ROUTE 1/29/2015
CCNP R&S 642-813SWITCH 300-115SWITCH 1/29/2015
CCNP R&S 642-832TSHOOT 300-135TSHOOT 1/29/2015
CCIE R&S 350-001 Written 400-101Written Old exam no longer available
CCIE SP 350-029CCIESP v4.0 exams TBD 5/21/2015
CCNA SPO 640-760SSPO None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCNP SPO 642-770OFCN None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCNP SPO 642-775MSPRP None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCNP SPO 642-780MSPVM None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCNP SPO 642-785MSPQS None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCIE SPO 350-060SPOwr None 1/31/2015/cert is being retired
CCIE SPO Practical exam None 1/31/2014/cert is being retired