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    Default Is CCDA now becoming more of a Professional certification?

    I have recently seen numerous places on the Cisco website and even on the Neworkers website where they refer to the CCDA based on the new 640-863 as a CCDA Professional. I have not seen the same emphasis referred to the CCNA.

    So, I was wondering with the new emphasis on advanced topics including a knowledge of BCMSN, whether Cisco is beginning to morph this into more of a Professional cert versus Associate. If so where does that place the CCDP?

    I have noticed the wording in several places so I don't think it was a typo.

    Of course we are all professionals once getting past the CCNA and above but I am referring to Cisco's classifications.

    Any thoughts? Just curious
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    Did everyone fall asleep on this forum?
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    well from reviewing ccna and ccda i think the ccda is much more entailed then ccna?

    ccna is more practical where the ccda is more thoery dare I say!!

    also the chapters about upper management buy-in etc...

    just my 1.5 cents....
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    It definitely is/was a fun exam!
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    I think it's because there isn't a design track as a CCIE, so the CCDP is "seen" as the terminal certification in design, thus making CCDA more highly qualified?
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    Interesting read on that. You might have something there! Especially now that they are expecting some of the CCNP level material as prerequisites for even CCDA.

    I did hear some rumblings somewhere about possibly a new CCIE Design track, though. It might just be speculation.
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    rumble, rumble, did you read this?

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/17010
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    Very interesting indeed! Looks like my rumblings may have been well founded. I don't think Cisco would like that Microsoft has a design/archetect level cert at the top of their cert structure and now they have nothing since they discontinued the CCIE.

    I think on initial glance I would opt for reinstating the CCIE-Design, but some of the other possible titles are sorta interesting. Hmmm, I guess maybe more reason to continue on with design along with R&S and possibly pick up the CCDP along the way..
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