This certification will help the candidates in gaining skills as well as knowledge in the ability to describing, verifying, managing and configuring the Cisco ASA security appliance products. This examination will also help the candidates to enhance their skills in the Cisco ASA security appliance products. The examination can be scheduled by the candidates according to their convenience after paying the exam fee. Examination comprises of 55 to 65 questions with multiple choices, drag- drop, built a tree, re- order type questions. Regarding the exam language options, candidates can write the examination in Japanese language where 30 minutes time can be extended. Candidates who are writing the examination in Japanese apart from English should report the same in Cisco or in Pearson VUE centers at least 15 days before the commencement of the exam.
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Cisco claims the associated courses have changed quite a bit, along with the exams. Regardless, the biggest change may well be the addition of solid study resources by Cisco Press. Transition Exam Paths - Tool to find out what combinations work. CCSP remains a 4-exam certification with these changes, but now with no electives. Besides the three required exams, the old CCSP then also required one additional elective exam, with three choices.
Note that the full name does include ASA, Cisco's firewall product series. After seeing these changes, I wondered if there was much of a story here. To be fair, it was indeed a guess. That tells me these new exams aren't just version upgrades to the old similar exams. I'm looking forward to digging in to the books once they reach the market and getting a closer look at what the changes.
Aside: the version numbering in the official exam names matches the idea that these exams have gone through big changes. The new IPS exam lists a version 7. The answer: Risk Assessment and Security. As a result, Cisco really looked hard at the role of a network security engineer, and Cisco sees that role as one where the engineer takes the ball at the risk assessment stage, gathers requirements, builds and tests prototypes, deploys, verifies it is working, and troubleshoots the problems after deployment.
As usual, Cisco will have a transition period in which the old exams still exist, and the new exams also exist. The big date of note appears to be April 8, - the currently-posted last exam date for several of the old CCSP exams. You can always pass all the old exams before they go away, or wait and pass all the new exams.
The interesting cases happen when you want to use some old and some new exams. Rather than try to list it as a buch of if.. The biggest news with this cert might not be the exam changes made by Cisco, but the improved study resources from Cisco Press. It may be useful to consider some background on the style of products.
These books will have assessment questions, review tools, and other exam prep tools. Finally, Cisco Press makes an electronic version of these OCGs available early, for those who don't want to wait for the printed book, in a format called Rough Cuts. It's a download of the book, but before some of the final editing is done. So, it's rough Note that the links may not be available immediately on announcement day, so I've linked to a page on my web site.
I'll update those links in one place as they become available. I don't know that it matters, but I find it interesting. Here are the latest Insider stories. More Insider Sign Out. Sign In Register. Sign Out Sign In Register. Latest Insider. Check out the latest Insider stories here. More from the IDG Network. Transition Plan As usual, Cisco will have a transition period in which the old exams still exist, and the new exams also exist.
Cisco Press Publication Plan The biggest news with this cert might not be the exam changes made by Cisco, but the improved study resources from Cisco Press. Quick Opinions What do you think? Hoorah, ho hum, oh no? I personally see it as cleaner, and I like that. Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.
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