CCNP will now be three exams, ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT
Exam price will increase from $150.00 to $200.00 per exam
ROUTE and TSHOOT courses (typically 1 week Cisco official courses) are now supplemented with e-learning material (nearly 8 hours for ROUTE and 9 hours for TSHOOT) which is exam material
Classes / Exams are becoming even MORE real-world (TSHOOT class is 92% hands-on)
New ROUTE and SWITCH exam is available in March, TSHOOT is available in April.
BSCI exam can substitute for ROUTE or vice versa
BCMSN exam can substitute for SWITCH or vice versa
ONT and ISCW exams can substitute for TSHOOT until end of July (ONT/ICSW exams expire then…BSCI and BCMSN are no longer offered after July 31, however can substitute for ROUTE / SWITCH for their entire 3 year expiration period).
New CCNP exams now prepare you more for the CCIE R&S