IDS Specialization Retired or Renamed?

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Nov 6th, 2007
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Recently my IDS specialization expired, it was not renew it when I passed the CCIE written exam because Cisco change this CQS to IPS.

I tried to explain that to my boss. But he ask me if this specialization was retired why is no listed in:

Where can I find support documentation about the IDS Specialization retirement?

And I was thinking that what my boss ask make sense, if that Specialization was just renamed to IPS.

Why my specialization didn't change from IDS to IPS?


Manuel Rocha

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steve_steele Fri, 11/09/2007 - 18:00
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The IDS Specialization didn't just roll into the IPS certification so it can no longer be renewed.

If you passed the old SECUR exam you may be able to take the current IPS exam to gain the new IPS Specialization.

I gleaned most of this by looking at the Cert Tracking tool located at...

Hope this helps


Manuel Rocha Fri, 11/09/2007 - 20:17
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your recent post.

How Cisco call this: Retirement, Roll, Rename?

Do you know what exactly happen to this specialization?

Both specializations IDS/IPS are based in the same appliance 4200.

However the CQS Firewall and VPN move to a new hardware(ASA) but the specialization name didn't change. The point is that these exam contents change more than the IDS/IDS and Cisco renewed these two when I passed the CCIE written.



steve_steele Fri, 11/09/2007 - 21:07
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I'm in exactly the same situation, I already have CCSP which I gained a while ago at the very end of the last track (I passed SECUR, CSPFA, CSVPN, CSIDS,CSI)

I'm about to sit CCIE R&S Written which if I pass will recertify Firewall and VPN specialist.

It looks like Cisco have retired the IDS specialist cert and add a new one for IPS Specialist.

I can't tell you why they chose to do it like this, I suspect that it may be partly to emphasize the difference between Detection and Prevention.



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