need for CCSP prerequisite

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Jun 10th, 2010

I passed CCNA and CCNP. I would like to know whether I can do CCSP without CCNA Security. Any help would be appreciated.

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Brandon Buffin Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:36

CCNA Security is a prerequisite for CCSP, so you will need to pass 640-553 (IINS) to achieve CCSP. The only exception is if you passed the SND exam prior to its retirement. CCNA+SND can be used through November 17, 2011.

Hope this helps.


Zuluzulu47 Tue, 06/15/2010 - 19:00

thanks for your answer. even if I completed ccsp exams without doing ccna security I won't be getting certificate. how cisco is going to know?

Brandon Buffin Wed, 06/16/2010 - 05:11

I'm not sure that I understand your question. You can take the CCSP exams without having passed CCNA Security, however, you will not be awarded the CCSP certification until you pass CCNA Security. Cisco keeps track of each person's exam history by the use of a unique identifier for each candidate.

Hope this helps.


Zuluzulu47 Fri, 06/18/2010 - 16:39

thanks for your answer. I was looking for this answer. you are doing a great job.

Dasuntha Dinesh Thu, 06/24/2010 - 06:31


I can give you some links to download Training Videos for CCSP & CCNA Security.




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