I’ve just this morning discovered that Cisco are changing the requirements to attain the CCNP qualification.
They are dropping the old BCMSN, BCSI, ONT and ISCW exams on July 31st 2010 and providing only 3 new exams to replace these old four.
They are SWITCH and ROUTE which are both available March 10th 2010 onwards and the TSHOOT exam which is available April 30th 2010.
Personally it’s not too much of an arse as you’re able to gain the certification with BCMSN, which I’ve just passed and the ROUTE and TSHOOT exams, or certain combinations thereof. See here for all options.
The ROUTE study guide is released Feb 10th 2010 and I hope that also makes it into digital format on Safari as I don’t fancy buying the big fat book in. The SWITCH and TSHOOT Exam Stugy guides are released on Feb 8th 2010, see here.
Good luck if you’re taking these new exams!