Yes In the exam they have three to 4 flash router and switch SIM. It very important if
you do not success any of them you absolutely fail inspite of all the other writing correct never the less In the exam you type full cmd like: configure terminal if you type: conf t and Copy running-config startup-config not as we do daily: w t you not get 100% correct.
At the beginning they we aske you about your backgrond I do not know what for but my opinion is just answer we are newbie to everything . i thinh they base on some question to randomise your test I think I am not sure.
YES the old modules exired on august 15 this year already now I have to follow new path and change BCRAN= BSCI I just receive emai; from cisco I just paste some here for your ref:
Cisco Announces Updates to CCNP Certification and Launches CCNP Prep Center
Professional-Level Certification Validates IT Professionals’ Training to Design, Implement and Maintain Converged Network Environments
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 15, 2006 – Cisco Systems® today announced enhancements to its premier professional certification, CCNP®. The course and exam updates help ensure that a growing number of networking professionals have the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary to deploy and maintain fully integrated network infrastructure services and applications, while providing a clear career path in today’s market. To assist networking professionals preparing for the CCNP certification, Cisco today announced the availability of the CCNP Prep Center (http://www.cisco.com/go/prep-ccnp).
“Networks are evolving from closed infrastructures to integrated systems that enable organizations to work more closely with users worldwide by connecting and automating business processes and applications,” said Zeus Kerravala, vice president at Yankee Group. “Bringing applications and services such as security, voice and wireless to the Internet has had a dramatic impact on the network, how it is used and how productivity and profitability are maximized.”
* BCMSN (642-812) Campus Switch Networks Wireless LAN
* BSCI (642-901) Routing Protocols at Campus Edge
* ISCW (642-825) Implementing Secure Converged WANs
* ONT (642-845) Optimized Converged Cisco Networks
Open to Cisco Certified individuals, the CCNP Prep Center provides CCNP certification candidates access to a wide variety of resources, including practice questions, tips, expert advice, success stories and peer discussion forums. The CCNP Prep Center also allows networking professionals to easily access information and formal training from Cisco Learning Solutions Partners.