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CCNP: Security track update!

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Well, I managed to pass my VPN exam a few weeks ago meaning I got half my CCNP: Security since I passed FIREWALL sometime last year. So I started back on my IPS studies thinking life was all good, and then some friends on pointed out the fact the CCNP: Security track has a pending update!

It looks like the entire track is getting an overhaul! No more SECURE, IPS, FIREWALL, & VPN! Now we have:

SISAS – Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions

SITCS – Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions

SENSS – Implementing Cisco Security Mobility Solutions

SIMOS – Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions

(Honestly I think the site mixed up on some of those, SENSS looks like Edge Network Security Solutions to me, but we will see if Cisco updates the page)

They have also published a migration path for people that are currently going through the CCNP: Security track (Like I am)

SISAS <-> SECURE Replacement

SITCS  <-> IPS Replacement

SENSS <-> FIREWALL Replacement

SIMOS <-> VPN Replacement

Looks like the old exams are still available until April 21st, so you have three months to tackle the original exams.

You can find more about the new CCNP: Security track here.

Along with the change it looks like Cisco is going to be retiring the many security specialist titles that come with obtaining the CCNP: Security exam. You can find more information about that here.

2 Exams in three months (IPS & SECURE), the race is on for me! Wish me luck!

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

January 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM

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  1. Good luck!
    I have to take two exams too (VPN & IPS).


    January 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    • Thank you, Good luck to you as well! I’m working away at IPS now, going to try and take in 2-3 weeks so we will see.

      Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

      January 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

  2. now i have passed two tracks (secure&Firewall) , can i take only 2 of the new tracks (SITCS & SIMOS) to be a CCNP Security certified.


    April 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    • That is correct, SIMOS & SITCS will fill in the gaps for you check.

      Good luck!
      (Still 2 weeks left to fit in VPN or IPS!)

      Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

      April 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM

  3. Really good blog ..
    It is very informative and thanks you for the clarification about CCNA security and CCNP. I also want to recommend one another Expert in this field at New York, United States of America. you can check here ccna security

    Qos Networking

    November 3, 2015 at 7:39 AM

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