CNSE Exam Study Guide Rev B - Pass Mark
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CNSE Exam Study Guide Rev B - Pass Mark

L2 Linker

I am cracking on with study for the CNSE exam but on reading the latest release of the study guide have got a bit confused regarding the pass mark.

In the Rev B of the study guide the pass mark is shown as 60% but in the original release it was set at 100 questions in 2.5 hours with a pass mark of 70%.

Has it been reduced?

The FAQs on the education schedule are still for the old 3.1 exam as show 60 questions rather than 100 so just trying to see where the bar has been set prior to walking into the exam.

On another note how have people found the new 4.1 exam?  - i know my stuff just suck when it comes to sitting in the exam room!!!


FYI, DOC-1163 is officially titled "How to Configure and Troubleshoot IPSec VPNs"... sounds like the kind of doc one would want to read in preparation for the CNSE.  *sigh*

Hi C

did you grab the latest guide at Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE) ?



Tom Piens
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In CNSE exam, on which PAN OS is it 5.X or 6.X?


the CNSE exam based on the X.1 Version, the 6.1 is not release at the moment. So 5.1.

Any word on when 6.1 will be released and the exam updated?

L2 Linker

As long as you have solid, real-world experience with PAN-OS, including dynamic routing (e.g. BGP and/or OSPF), good networking fundamentals, and know the product line well, you should be able to get by with reading the design recommendation guides a couple of times, spending some time on the GUI, and reading-up on Panorama.  That's basically what I did.  Mind you, I have installed a couple of dozen PA boxes because I work for a VAR, so my experience is a bit unfair compared to someone who's married to a single install.

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