ellis_b Mon, 11/19/2007 - 15:42

There are five required exams for CCSP certification:

642-503 SNRS (Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches )

642-523 or 642-522 (last day to test 10/13/07) SNPA (Securing Networks with PIX and ASA)

642-533 or 642-532 (last day to test 1/16/08) IPS (Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems)

642-552 SND (Securing Cisco Network Devices)

642-511 CSVPN (Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks - last day to test 2/1/08) OR 642-513 HIPS (Securing Hosts using Cisco Security Agent) OR 642-591 CANAC (Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance) OR 642-544 MARS (Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System)

CCSP 642-532 IPS Exam


CCSP 642-522 SNPA Exam


CCSP 642-552 SND Exam


CCSP 642-502 SNRS Exam


CCSP 642-511 CSVPN Exam



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knighrob1 Tue, 11/20/2007 - 08:50

Excellent thank you Brad! Looks like I'll be spending my weekends in books again :(

ellis_b Tue, 11/20/2007 - 09:18

You're welcome! Don't forget, CCNA is a pre-req for CCSP.


(p.s. dont forget to rate the post!)

knighrob1 Tue, 11/20/2007 - 09:22

Oh yes I finally got that out of the way ;) that's why I'm dreading going back to study mode.

knighrob1 Tue, 11/20/2007 - 14:13

i looked at the ccsp page and what brad mentioned and they looked to be the same. a couple of the tests are being retired, however. i know there's a firewall specialist cert but that wasn't what i was looking at.

ellis_b Tue, 11/20/2007 - 14:43

You're correct, some of those test #s are wrong. Here are the correct ones per:


642-552 SND Securing Cisco Network Devices (SND)

642-503 SNRS Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS)

642-523 SNPA Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA)

642-533 IPS Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)


642-532 IPS Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Last day to test 1/16/08

642-513 HIPS

Last day to test 2/1/2008 Securing Hosts Using Cisco Security Agent (HIPS)


642-591 CANAC Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC)


642-544 MARS Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (MARS)


642-511 CSVPN Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN)

knighrob1 Tue, 11/20/2007 - 14:49

lol i just wanted to know the books i needed and look how the thread blew up! oh well thanks for your help guys. i think you had it right the first time ellis just out of order from what the ccsp page had it listed. thanks!

keller.oliver Mon, 11/26/2007 - 00:49

To be precise, the cisco press books are related to the old exams.

Like in CCNA (640-801 to 802), there has been an update on the exams.

So while older CCNA books give you 85% help with the new exam, they miss new topics that made it into the curriculum.

The same may apply to the CCSP, so don't be surprised if you're not perfectly prepared by the older versions.

As long as there is no updated version, you still can get most of the topics by using these books, but you should constantly monitor the delta to the new tests.




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