CCSP-642-504 SNRS === Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switche

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Aug 30th, 2009

Dear All,

I am planning to take up 642-504 SNRS === Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches in ocuple of months time. currently i am holding CCNP certification which is expiring by this December. Can i write CCSP exam straightaway or do i need to take any associate level security exams before take up this exam?

I am aslo looking for some Study meterials for this exam.

Thanks for your guidance

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Collin Clark Mon, 08/31/2009 - 06:44

You can take the CCSP exams now, but your certification will not be valid until you take the CCNA Security of the SND exam.

Cisco Certified Security Professional Prerequisite

CCNA Security



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

I would suggest you knock out the prerequisite as that will also renew your CCNP.

As far as materials check out Cisco Learning Network-

I would also suggest Richard Deals book on router security- is another excellent resource. Follow the SRND and use the above resources and you should have no problems.

Hope that helps.

Shibu1978 Mon, 08/31/2009 - 06:55

Ok thanks .

I will be taking this exam so that my ccnp will be renewed. please correct me if i am wrong



Collin Clark Mon, 08/31/2009 - 06:59

I was mistaken, the CCNA Security will not renew your CCNP. Take the SND exam and that exam will fulfill your prereq and renew your CCNP.

Shibu1978 Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:00

ok thanks for the clarrification ....i might go for SNRS or SNAA exams for renewing my CCNP.

andrew.fedyszak... Fri, 09/04/2009 - 04:24


SNAA is an Advanced exam for ASA. You should start with SNAF (Foundation) exan if yoy want to follow ASA specialism.

In view of you having CCNP, the SNRS exam makes perfect sense for you.

Unfortunately it was the most difficult of all CCSP exams (for me anyway).

shahid-bhat Sun, 09/06/2009 - 22:42

Hi Andrew,

Could you pls care to suggest studty material for the following papers of CCSP.I am in need of books just like we have for CCNP stream from Cisco press

Your help would be highly appretiated.

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

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

I would be higly obliged

Thanks in Advance



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