The New CCNP Security Will Replace CCSP

December 13, 2010 by
Filed under: CCNP Security, CCSP, Cisco 

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On October 19th, 2010, Cisco announced enhancements and upgrades to achieving the Cisco professional level security certification.  In doing so, the CCSP certification will be replaced in the near future by the CCNP Security certification.  The CCNP Security certification is designed to enforce the skills needed to deploy, service and support from Cisco Network Security Engineers.

For those who are pursuing the CCSP certification, the exams will be available until April 2011 and you will have the ability to obtain a CCSP until October 2011.  At that point, the CCSP will only be recognized as active until 2014, therefore it is advisable to pursue the CCNP Security.

There are 4 required exams to achieve this level of certification in the Cisco Security Track.

  1. Exam  642 – 637  Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)
  2. Exam  642 – 627  Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (IPS v7.0) –Available November 26th, 2010
  3. Exam  642 – 617  Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL v1.0)
  4. Exam  642 – 647  Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN v1.0) —coming soon

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