Is CCNP an acceptable pre-req for CCSP?

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Feb 11th, 2009

I am currently a CCNP, and I would like to recert by beginning to work through the CCSP. Does the NP count as a prereq for the SP?


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steve_steele Wed, 02/11/2009 - 13:14


The CCSP now requires CCNA Security as a pre-requisite. CCNP does not replace this requirement.

A friend of mine just completed his CCNA Security however and it does look like a really good pre-cursor to CCSP so the effort won't be wasted.

Other good news is that every time you pass a CCSP exam it will recertify your CCNP as well as picking up a couple of Cisco Qualified Specialist Certifications on the way.

Hope this helps


cdowdy Wed, 02/11/2009 - 14:23

Thanks, Steve.

I am disappointed to hear that. I was really hoping to get started on it, but it looks like I'll go IE R&S written instead then. Thanks for the help!


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