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Cisco is extending the expiration date for all active certifications

The global pandemic has had an impact on every member of the Cisco Certified family. To support your certification goals, we’re extending the expiration date for all active certifications by six months (180 days) as of March 16, 2020. This covers all Cisco and DevNet Specialist, Associate, Professional, and Expert certifications as well as CCT and CCAr.

Your expiration date will automatically be extended, and there is no action required on your part. You will be able to check your personal certification manager page to validate your new expiration date within the next two weeks.

For more details and frequently asked questions, please visit our blog. We value your commitment to Cisco certifications during this challenging and unprecedented time.

Cisco extending the timeline for the CCIE certification

Cisco is extending the timeline for the CCIE lab exams and CCIE certification migrations, from February 24th to April 27, 2020. This means that you can take the existing CCIE lab before April 27, or choose to take the new CCIE lab on or after April 27th.

As you may be aware, on January 30, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Cisco has a well-established process to coordinate our efforts during outbreaks like this, and they have been tracking the situation and taking appropriate action during recent days and weeks.  The safety of our  customers, partners and employees is always our priority.

One of the actions taken as a result of the continued spread of the virus, was to close CCIE labs in Hong Kong and Beijing, from February 1 through February 14, 2020. These closures impact the timeline for the transition of the CCIE lab exams planned on February 24, 2020, not just for those planning to test in Beijing or Hong Kong, but for  our customers globally  who have been affected by travel restrictions, business closures and other related circumstances.

Cisco made the decision to delay the migration of existing CCIE certifications to new CCIE certifications until April 27, 2020, when it will transition to the new CCIE lab exams. All other elements of the portfolio transition will take effect as planned on February 24.

 

For more details please read here Current CCIE Lab Exams Extended, Migration to Occur on April 27, 2020

 

Redundant interfaces not supported on FXOS platforms

The documentation might get you a bit confused, but after have a chat with Cisco TAC they shed some light…..Unfortunately this design is not supported, so if you are migrating from a Old Cisco ASA platform it’s time to redesign and avoid redundant interfaces. So i had to move those interfaces to port-channel, so the trade-off was the failover if the principal switch died.
Cisco Firepower
And here is the bug reported
Redundant interfaces are not supported on all FXOS platforms
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Symptom:
“Firepower Management Center Configuration Guide, Version 6.1”
Chapter: Interfaces for Firepower Threat DefenseInformation related to Redundant interfaces should be changed
FROM
Redundant interfaces are not supported on the Firepower 9300
TO
Redundant interfaces are not supported on the Firepower 9300, 4100, 2100Conditions:
Currently Redundant interfaces are not supported on all FXOS Platforms

Workaround:

CLEUR Barcelona 2019 Day 1

A very exciting first day with swags, Cisco Champion giffs, and do networking with really nice people about new trends and challenges in the industry. Why Cisco Live? it’s the opportunity to talk with your peers, explore, connect, and be inspired by Cisco’s top experts, partners, and customers. It’s an event you don’t want to miss.

CCIE Security Techtorial – TECCCIE-3202

I was really interested on this session, but it turns out that it was just a lecture instead of a hands-on session like in other tracks. The session went smooth with some questions about ISE, ESA and WSA. A few videos were provided as well on how to configure certain tasks on some of the platforms mentioned before, not a big deal.

It was awesome to meet all the team and have some chat. I would like to say thank you to Yusuf Bhaiji, Ziaul Hussain, Vivek Santuka, Ana Peric

If you are looking to start your CCIE Security journey find here CCIE Security Study Material  the most relevant materials for study.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2018

Security landscape is evolving fast, so fast detection and mitigation is important for customers.   Many enterprises are looking to firewall vendors to provide cloud-based malware detection instances to aid them in their advanced threat detection efforts, as a cost-effective alternative to stand-alone sandboxing appliances.
SSL Decryption is one of the key topics, since TLS 1.2 to the TLS 1.3 standard will undoubtedly force changes in how enterprise firewall vendors process the traffic.
Policy Orchestration and Automation Become Critical on SDN deployments, some vendors haven’t provide much attention om this topic. Firewall Services Within IaaS Environments Become an Area of Differentiation.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Full Report on Report Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls 2018