Regarding Firewall Specilist certifications

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Nov 5th, 2008

Dear Experts ,

I have cleared below exams recently to become Cisco Firewall Specialist.

642-552 SND Securing Cisco Network Devices (SND)

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

Above mentioned exams are Retiring November 17, 2008.

My CCNA cerification has expired long back and planning to give the exam soon.

Can I get the cerificate of Firewall specialist if i give CCNA exam after 17'th Nov'08 as firewall specialist exams are Retiring November 17, 2008.



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Brandon Buffin Thu, 11/06/2008 - 10:09

No, as not only are the exams retiring, the Firewall Specialist certification itself is retiring.

Hope this helps.


smothuku Thu, 11/06/2008 - 20:28

Hi Brandon ,

Thanks for your prompt reply...But Ive cleared both the exams in Firewall Specialist stream before the certification retirement.

If I clear CCNA before 17'th of Nov'08 will I get Firewall Specilist certificate as I've cleared both the exams of Firewall Specialist.

Brandon Buffin Fri, 11/07/2008 - 06:37

Yes, if you pass CCNA prior to Nov. 17, 2008, you will get the Firewall Specialist certification and it will be valid for 2 years.

Hope this helps.



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