CCNA Security vs CCNP Security Secure

chrisonechrisone Senior MemberMember Posts: 2,272 ■■■■■■■■■□
Hi fellas, I want to know your thoughts on the following. Is it me or does it seem the CCNA security topics encompass half of what the CCNP Security Secure book discusses? Just wondering if it isn't too bad of an idea to study for both exams at the same time, possibly take them a month or two apart, speaking realistically of my time and study habits.

CCNA Security:
Chapter 1 Introduction to Network Security Principles

Chapter 2 Perimeter Security

Chapter 3 Network Security Using Cisco IOS Firewalls

Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Cryptography

Chapter 5 Site-to-Site VPNs

Chapter 6 Network Security Using Cisco IOS IPS

Chapter 7 LAN, SAN, Voice, and Endpoint Security Overview

CCNP Security Secure:
Part I. Network Security Technologies Overview
1. Network Security Fundamentals
2. Network Security Threats
3. AAA Fundamentals
4. Firewall Fundamentals
5. IDS/IPS Fundamentals
6. Site-to-Site VPN Technologies
7 Remote Access Fundamentals

Part II. Cisco IOS Foundation Security Solutions
8. Cisco Network Foundation Protection (NFP) Overview
9. Configuring and Implementing Layer 2 Security Solutions (IPSG, PACL, Port Security, DAI, DHCP Snooping)
10. Cisco Identity Based Networking Services (IBNS) Overview
11. Cisco Secure ACS Foundation, Configuration and Implementation
12. Implementing and Configuring 802.1x
13. Implementing and Configuring Cisco IOS Data Plane Security (uRPF, ACLs)
14. Implementing and Configuring Cisco IOS Control Plane Security (CoPP, CPPr)
15. Implementing and Configuring Cisco IOS Management Plane Security (Passwords, SSH, Privileges, Views, Autosecure)

Part III. Cisco IOS Threat Detection and Control
16. Implementing and Configuring Network Address Translation (NAT)
17. Implementing and Configuring Basic Zone Based Firewalls
18. Implementing and Configuring Advanced Zone Based Firewalls
19. Implementing and Configuring IOS Intrusion Protection System (IPS)

Part IV. Managing and Implementing Cisco IOS Site-to-Site Security Solutions
20. Implementing and Configuring VTI-Based IPSec VPNs (Including HA Features)
21. Implementing and Configuring Scalable Authentication and PKI Site-to-Site VPN Solutions
22. Implementing and Configuring Dynamic Multipoint VPNs
23. Implementing and Configuring Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPNs

Part V. Managing and Implementing Cisco IOS Secure Remote Access Solutions
24. Implementing and Configuring IOS Based SSL VPNs
25. Implementing and Configuring IOS Based VPN Solutions using EzVPN
Certs: CISSP, EnCE, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, SPLK-1002, SC-200, SC-300, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
2022 Goals:
Certs: EnCE (cert obtained), SC-300 (cert obtained), AZ-500 (in progress)
Course: BC Security - Empire Operations 1 (completed), Zero Point Security - CRTO (course completed), BHIS - Active Defense & Cyber Deception (completed)

Comments

  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    I'd have to agree chris, looks very similar.

    If you're a CCNP from the old curriculum the ISCW will help you quite a bit since I swear half the material I read for it was meant for the ISCW when I was taking the CCNA Security.

    How soon do you plan to take the exams?

    I want to wrap up all 3 of the CCNP exams by the end of the summer this year if I find the time, and will be looking at secure for a final exam this year.
  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Member Posts: 1,658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    These were my thoughts on the IINS and SNRS, as well. I just wrote IINS this morning and I will be beginning SNRS studies immediately. I really want to try and knock out SNRS, SNAF, and SNAA before April, but I will be happy if I just get SNRS and SNAF. No real rush beyond the fact that these exams are no longer available as of April 1st, and there will not be many materials for the new exams until June/July. Plus, I have two weeks to study before this semester's classes start in my grad program.
    2021 Goals: [X] Terraform Associate [X] AZ-204 [X] AZ-400 [X] AWS Cloud Practitioner [X] Terraform CHiP
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,272 ■■■■■■■■■□
    shednik wrote: »
    How soon do you plan to take the exams?

    I am still studying for my CCDP, I plan on taking the CCDP late feb or early march.

    Then start studying for the CCNA security in March and take it in late MAY.

    In June i will start studying for for the CCNP Security Secure, which i hope i can take in august because i hope half of the material in the CCNP Security Secure I would have already covered in the CCNA Security.

    I figured i can use 2 to 3 more months to knock out the CCNP security secure with the help of the CCNA security since it covers half of the material.

    What are your thought?
    Certs: CISSP, EnCE, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, SPLK-1002, SC-200, SC-300, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2022 Goals:
    Certs: EnCE (cert obtained), SC-300 (cert obtained), AZ-500 (in progress)
    Course: BC Security - Empire Operations 1 (completed), Zero Point Security - CRTO (course completed), BHIS - Active Defense & Cyber Deception (completed)
  • BroadcastStormBroadcastStorm Member Posts: 496
    Wow Cisco security track is getting broad, I started CCNA Securit, so hopefuly I can start looking at VPN Security, I am still gunning wrapping my CCNP, but with CCSP on the horizon it looks like things will be changing with my plans as well other people on the same page as me...
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