How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

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How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:23 am

Dear Cisco,

 

I took the 642-552 test and got this Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate about 2 years ago. The reason why I took it is because it was part of the CCSP. Obviously its not required by CCSP anymore...

 

I am still on the path of getting my CCSP and I have passed 642-504, 642-515 and 642-524 recently however none of them renewed this certificate!

I think if these exams are all once part of CCSP, they should renew each other, aren they?

 

Now I just have one exam left 642-533 for CCSP. If I pass it, will it renew this certificate?

 

If not, which exam am I supposed to take to renew this certificate?

 

You may wonder why I care about it if I am about to get CCSP, which is a higher level one. The reason is that I keep getting the Certification expireation notice email from Cisco, and since my Cisco account is registered along with my company, my boss is receiving the emails as well!! He wants me to still hold the valid certificate.

 

Any advice?

 

Thank you!

 

Difan


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Re:How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:23 am

Unlinke Associate/Professional level certs like CCNA/CCNP, the specialist certifications are not renewed by passing a 642 professional level exam. They are renewed by passing the exams associated with the specialist certification or by passing a CCIE/CCDE written exam. For example, see the ASA Specialist recertification requirements at the following link.

 

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le5/learning_certification_type_home.html

 

Hope this helps.

 

Brandon


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Re:How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:51 am

Thank you Brandon. Its very helpful. I can find my certificate in the specialist certificate list. Does it mean that there is no such a certificate anymore? Another question is that if I am going to take CCIE written test, do I have to take it before the certificate expires or I can wait a little bit longer and it will still renew it even it expires? Thanks!


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Re:How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:21 am

Looks like it was retired Nov. 17, 2008, so it cannot be renewed.

 

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le41/le85/le69/learning_certification_type_home_extra_level.html

 

Regarding renewal, a Cisco certification cannot be renewed after it expires. You must retake all tests.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Brandon


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Re:How to renew Cisco Information Security Specialist certificate???

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:07 am

Clear! So I can renew it anyway. I will let my boss know and I guess I just have to let it go... Thank you for the help!


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