CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, CCVP and CCIE
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Yes. 642-891 is similar to Foundation R/S. But not the same.Foundation R/S had topics from BCSI, BCMSN and BCRAN.642-891 is primarily aimed as a CCNP/CCDP Combo recertification exam. This exam can also be used as a replacement for individual BSCI and BCMSN exam. So this test does not give you BCRAN. You will have to take BCRAN separate.If going for CCNP, you can take,642-891 (takes care of routing and switching)remote access examtroubleshooting exam.price you pay is 187.50 + 125 + 125 = 437.50$If you go for individual CCNP exams, price you pay is 125 * 4 = 600$But usually preparing for a test (like 642-891) takes more time for newbies, compared to time required to prepare for individual BSCI or BCMSN test.The choice of which test to take, is a trade off of Time versus Money.
Thank you very much, your reply is very informative. I have quite a few years working with cisco equipment so I wouldn't say I fall into the newbie bracket. I had prepared for the 640 CCNP series of exams, but illness set me back a few months, so as well as saving money I'd like to shorten the exam time.