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SourceFire & AMP showing up on CCNP: Security

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Looks like the SITCS Exam, that is part of the CCNP: Security exam is going from v1.0 to v1.5. SITCS is the exam oriented around ‘Implementing Cisco Threat Control Soluation’. Now, it only makes sense as the original version of this exam was more geared towards Cisco IPS & CX which has since been EoX’ed some time ago. If you have been studying for your CCNP: Security and are getting ready for SITCS v1.0 exam you still have time, Cisco kept the original exam available till December 31st of 2016 so you have until the end of year.

Cisco has published a dedicated PDF regarding the charges between the exams, which can be found here.

In a nutshell though:

  • EoX – Cisco IPS and CX software have been removed.
  • SourceFire & AMP Software has been added in as the replacement topics.
  • The exam code will be changed to 300-210 from 300-207

In my opinion, SourceFire documentation is still a little scarce even nowadays (Finding the proper version of User Agent on Cisco.com is still a bit of scavenger hunt) but hopefully this push for SourceFire knowledge will change that! (In the meantime I highly recommend checking out CiscLive365 and going through the available sessions, small collection here but it has not updated since Cisco Live 2016.)

As always, happy hunti…I mean studying!

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

September 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

CCNP: Security Finally!

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And the race is over, last week I passed the SECURE exam finishing off my CCNP: Security, barely 2 weeks before retirement. I feel bad for coming so close to the wire with this one. Considering I passed FIREWALL over a year ago and VPN sometime last year, however it has been a busy year. Now, that I have finally finished off CCNP: Security it’s time to get back to Data Center. Let’s see if I can finish off my CCNA/P: Data Center off this year to!

Written by Stephen J. Occhiogrosso

April 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

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 TechExam.net 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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