CCSP Exam

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Jan 2nd, 2009
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Hi Friends,


I have finished my four exams of CCSP, one is pending and I am confused about that. Here are the details.

642-552 SND Finished

642-503 SNRS Finished

642-523 SNPA Finished

642-533 IPS Finished


Now I want to finish my last paper, and I am interested in 642-515 SNAA. Will I get my CCSp certificate if I complete this paper, If not then what are the options for me.



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Rob Huffman Fri, 01/02/2009 - 07:53
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Hi Rameshwar,


You are right on track my friend :) If you also have a valid CCNA then (which I'm sure you do), then yes, the SNAA will complete your CCSP Cert.


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.

Cisco Certified Security Professional Exams & Recommended Training



Required Exam(s) in your path you need 4** which you have completed.



642-552 SND

Last day to test 11/17/2008


642-503 SNRS

Last day to test 01/18/2009


642-504 SNRS Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS)


642-523 SNPA

Last day to test 01/18/2009 Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA)


642-524 SNAF Securing Networks with ASA Foundation (SNAF)


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



Elective Exam(s) ** You need just 1


642-513 HIPS

Last day to test 11/17/2008

OR

642-591 CANAC

OR

642-544 MARS

Last day to test 1/18/2009

OR

642-545 MARS

OR

642-515 SNAA


http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le54/learning_certification_type_home.html



Hope this helps!

Rob




mohamedtwair Wed, 03/25/2009 - 02:46
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hi Rob,

it's still no clear to me.

i took SNRS(642-503),should i take CCNA security in this case or i continue with the remaining exams(SNAF,IPS and one elactive)?

Rob Huffman Wed, 03/25/2009 - 06:11
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Hi Mohamed,


Here you go :)


Cisco Certified Security Professional Prerequisite


CCNA Security

OR

CCNA + SND*

*Last day for using this pre-requisite is November 17, 2011.



The Cisco exam Securing Network Devices (SND), and the elective exam Securing Hosts Using Cisco Security Agent (HIPS) are now retired effective November 17, 2008. Candidates testing for their CCSP certification, who have passed the SND or HIPS exams may use them towards their certification for three years from the day on which they passed the test.




http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le54/learning_certification_type_home.html



If you did not pass the SND exam before it expired then the CCNA Security will be required along with a 3 (required) + 1 (elective) combination of the exams below;


642-504 SNRS Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS)

642-524 SNAF Securing Networks with ASA Foundation (SNAF)

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


Elective Exam(s) Elective Training

642-591 CANAC

OR

642-545 MARS

OR

642-515 SNAA



Hope this helps!

Rob

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