While at Cisco Live! in Orlando this week, I noticed that the CCSP exam requirements have changed somewhat. As a current CCNA I have passed the current SND, SNRS and SNPA exams. My plan was to next take the HIPS exam (before it retires) and then finally the IPS exam. The new requirements seem a bit confusing, will my plan of action as laid out above still result in a CCSP or will I have to go back and take the new CCNA Security exam?
I think that as long as you receive your CCSP before any or all exams retire you will be grandfathered in... Not to make you rush, but that is how i believe it works. Just remember that when you re-take and certify for the CCSP that the exams will be the newer ones, and not the ones you orginally were certified on.
Hope this helps
I have the Cisco press Network Security Fundamentals by Gert
And CCSP SND Quick Reference.
Is there any other reference books which I can use for SND exam?
Can someone from Cisco within the certification 'department' please weigh in on this and how the newly restructured program affects those of us that are 2/3 of the way through the 'old' requirements please?
Take a look at this thread:
Helped answer all my questions. Basically I already passed the SNPA and I'm taking SND in a couple months. As long as I finish the other tests by end of June 2009 I can get a valid CCSP.