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Sep 3rd, 2008


I've a current CCNA. I'm working on CCSP certs and passed CSVPN, SND exams this year. Both the exams are expired now. What are my options to choose for the remaining exams? I'm working on SNAF, SNRS and IPS. Will that be good? Any ideas? Anyone?



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rob.huffman Wed, 09/03/2008 - 17:12

Hi U,

Because you have passed two of the **required exams and they are good for three years you would need the following;

Cisco Certified Security Professional Prerequisite

CCNA Security



*SND last day to test is November 17, 2008.

Candidates for CCSP will now need only four exams (three required, one elective) with the introduction of the new CCNA Security as a prerequisite, instead of the five exams required today (four required, one elective). ** Retired exams that have been passed may be used towards exam requirements for three years.

***You will need 2 of these;

642-552 SND

Last day to test 11/17/2008

642-503 SNRS

642-523 SNPA

Last day to test 1/16/2009

642-524 SNAF

Available 8/29/2008

642-533 IPS

***You will need 1 of these;

Elective Exam(s)

642-513 HIPS

Last day to test 11/17/2008


642-591 CANAC


642-544 MARS


642-515 SNAA

Available 8/29/2008

Hope this helps!


engineersaeed Sun, 09/14/2008 - 09:52

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your information.

Onething i noticed on cisco website, when you visit certification link there is no information for SNRS expiration date but when i click on SNRS there is showing SNRS is expiring on "642-503 SNRS Last day to test 01/18/2009".

Is there any changes for SNRS or the information on the website is wrong on certification page or SNRS page.


Saeed Khan

rob.huffman Sun, 09/14/2008 - 10:49

Hi Saeed,

This is correct :) The 642-503 SNRS is being replaced by the 642-504 SNRS.

Securing Cisco Network Devices (SND)

642-503 SNRS

Last day to test 01/18/2009


642-504 SNRS

Here is the info for the "new" 642-504 exam;

And the 642-503 that is being retired;

Hope this helps!



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