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    Default 640-861 and 640-863 differences?

    Hi All,
    I'm studying for my CCDA - hope to take the exam in a couple of weeks and just realised that 640-861 is retired. The online study course I've purchased doesn't have a new course for the later exam. Does anyone know how different the exams are ie can I expect my older course to cover pretty much everything I need?

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    Bob
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    In a word no! You really need to go up on the Cisco site and check out the blueprint for 640-863. It is a different animal.

    The new exam also assumes not only CCNA level knowledge but also BCMSN from the CCNP

    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...type_home.html
    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...s/640-863.html

    Just to name a few highlights there is an emphasis on Wireless, Voip, Sona, a little ipv6, and more...
    Check it out.
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    Thanks for the reply. Thats been perfect in helping me decide what to do.

    BCMSN was going to be my next course so I think I'll study that one first by which time the online course may have a new version of DESGN available.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobparsons
    Thanks for the reply. Thats been perfect in helping me decide what to do.

    BCMSN was going to be my next course so I think I'll study that one first by which time the online course may have a new version of DESGN available.

    Cheers

    Bob
    bobparsons,

    Do you hold a valid Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate?
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    Glad to help Bob!

    He probably does have a CCNA if he is tackling BCMSN next....
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    Yep - I do have CCNA. Am in the process of study for CCDP so I need to do DESGN and BCSMN anyway. Thanks again!
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