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CCNP VS CCNA security

Discussion in 'Network Security' started by samcode, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. samcode

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    Hi..............
    Is it essential to do my CCNP before my CCNA security(I plan to go into the security stream).Some say CCNP gives a lot of basic must have information before going to security...Is it true?????
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I don't think you need to do the CCNP before the CCNA Security... but I'd highly recommend the CCNP before the CCSP.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  3. samcode

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    Hi Micheal,
    Thanks for the information mate....

    Is it okay to atleast complete my CCNA security and CCNP(as u had suggested) before completing college ????

    Do u think that i should do all the professional courses after real world experience or is it ok to do the CCNP before college ??????
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    I think you should wait on doing ANY Cisco exam until you have real-world experience.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  5. samcode

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    Thanks a lot mate....All of u have the same general opinion and hence i now know exactly what to do...
     
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  6. SuPaStA

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    A CCNP qualification is a lot more advanced than a CCNA Security Qualification.

    For starters you need a CCNA qualification as a Prerequisite for both, the CCNP is 4 Exams
    but the 1 Security exam (640-553 IINS) is just a "add-on" to your CCNA.

    At the end of the day its the difference between a Cisco Professional and Associate in the cisco Qualifaciton scheme of things.
     
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