CCSP Certification.

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Dec 8th, 2008

Dear All,

I have passed beneath 4 papers.

1.642-502 --- Securing Networks with cisco routers and Switches

2.642-522 --- Securing Networks with PIX and ASA -SNPA

3. 642-551 --- Securing Cisco Network Devices - SND

4. 642-532 --- Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems - IPS

I would like to know which paper should I write to complete my CCSP certification.


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rob.huffman Tue, 12/09/2008 - 06:22

Hi Atul,

***You will need 4 of these which it looks like you have passed (please check the numbers:);

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

***So, 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

Last day to test 1/18/2009


642-545 MARS


642-515 SNAA

Hope this helps!


michael.leblanc Tue, 12/09/2008 - 06:53

That largely depends on your own circumstances.

Generally, I'd make the choice based on what knowledge you can most utilize at your current place of employment, or the next role you are trying to transition to.

Many environments aren't going to give you an opportunity to utilize knowledge of MARS or NAC, and HIPS would require you to successfully complete the exam very soon (being phased out of the curriculum).

There seems to be a heavy demand for Firewall skills. You've studied and passed an older exam (SNPA), perhaps you might supplement that by pursuing "Networks with ASA Advanced" (SNAA) as your elective.

Best regards.


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