From CCNA...to CCNP or CCSP

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Feb 28th, 2007

I just recently completed my CCNA and im not sure about which CISCO certification to do next..should i do CCNP or CCSP..I hear CCSP has about 5 modules,when taking them is there a specific way im supposed to take them or can they just be taken randomly?

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m.sir Wed, 02/28/2007 - 23:21

Yes there are really 5 exams

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le54/learning_certification_type_home.html

I think you can take first 4 exams randomly (every exam is specific to different Cisco evice (technology)

SNRS - routers+switches

SNPA - PIX+ASA

IPS - intrusion prevention appliances

CSVPN - VPN concentrator

BUT

Last should be SND (it covers all topics from all previous exams)

I suggest you start with SNRS - it gives you good understandig of AAA, VPN (needed also for SNPA and CSVPN) , CBAC, IOS firewall etc...

and finish with SND

M.

ians_2503 Thu, 03/29/2007 - 05:01

Hi,

Do the SND first, not last. It covers all of the other modules briefly and isn't very indepth. It gives you a good understanding of each module before you attempt each of them.

I recently passed my CCSP after doing my CCNA a few years back. I am now doing the CCNP, I don't think it really matters which you do first so long as you have a good grasp of the CCNA topics.

Good luck.

Ian

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