When new certification exams and credentials experience a schedule slip, the old credentials they replace sometimes get a new lease on life in the process. That’s what I believe is behind the announcement in the January 2012 Learning@Cisco newsletter entitled “Data Center Exams End-of-Life Dates Extended.”
Because the preceding screen capture from the newsletter lacks live links, here they are for those specific exams:
Also, the availability data for the new versions of this exams (originally scheduled for release this month) have now been changed to February 7, 2012. The old exams will stay live until May 7, so current candidates can decide whether to pursue the old curriculum or the new once February 7 rolls around. Other Cisco Data Center specialist credentials cover application services and storage networking.