As of November 8, 2010, Cisco will be offering updated versions for some of the exams for its Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. There’s only one exam for CCDA (640-863 DESGN), but the exam that’s changing for CCDP is “Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures” (642-873 ARCH). Although the exams are being refreshed, neither their ID numbers nor designations are changing, which indicates only modest alterations in exam coverage and content are in the offing.
Would-be CCDA and CCDP candidates must use the following exam objectives if they want to take either of these on or after November 8, 2010:
- CCDP ARCH Exam Refresh v2.1: CCDP ARCH v2.1 Exam Topics (blueprints)
- CCDA DESGN Exam Refresh v2.1: DESGN Exam Topics (Blueprint) v2.1
The most current versions of exam prep materials from Cisco Press should remain accurate for the updated exam materials, though you may want to keep your eyes peeled for updated versions.