Cisco is set to retire its CCIP (Cisco CertifiedInternetwork Professional) certification, on October 29, 2012. Cisco will not be issuing any new CCIP certifications, and professionals will not be able to recertify their certs post that date.
For professionals interested in Cisco Service Provider certifications, Cisco recommends the CCNP Service Provider credential.
The CCIP certified professional may be eligible for credit for some of the CCNP Service Provider certification.
To know which exams’ credit will be eligible for the CCNP Service provider certification, visit: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-14595