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Aug 6th, 2009

My CCNA certification expired in Feb 2005..Since then I did not do anything in Cisco.. Now I want to pursue Cisco again.. I am interested in CCSP.. Kindly suggest the roadmap for attaining the same. also do I have to appear for CCNA exam again or not?

I have this problem too.
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rob.huffman Thu, 08/06/2009 - 05:15

Hi Shahid,

Here you go :)

Cisco Certified Security Professional Prerequisite

CCNA Security (which requires a valid (current) CCNA as it's prerequisite)

as well as;

Cisco Certified Security Professional Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training

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 Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC)


642-545 MARS Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (MARS)


642-515 SNAA Securing Networks with ASA Advanced (SNAA)

Hope this helps!


shahid-bhat Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:19

Thanks for the care, Rob... Its been very nice of you..

As ur reply suggest that I have to reappear for CCNA first, then CCNA sec and afterwards CCSP... Am i right?

If yes, do i need to go for entire CCNA (640-802)or ICND2(640-816) only as somebody told me that I can go for ICND2 only for acquiring my new CCNA... I am in need of confirmation...Also at the time of exam(whether CCNA/ICND2), do i have to show/submit my previous(expired)Cisco ID or it won't matter... Does it make any difference...? Pls suggest..

Also it would be highly appretiated if you could suggest me the required Study material for each of the papers of CCSP apart from CCNA-sec which I already have (cisco press publication, authors:Michael Watkins and Kevin Wallac)...

Sorry for piling up too many questions at a time... :)

Thanks in advance


shahid-bhat Sun, 08/09/2009 - 22:35

Can anyone respond to my above query..

Faster reply will be highly appretiated.

Best Regards,



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