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CCNP® Security Certification

Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.







CCNP Security Exams Redesigned

The CCNP Security certification has been redesigned to better align with current job roles and responsibilities. In addition, various Security Specialist certifications will be retired. Learn more.


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CCNP Security Prerequisite

CCNA Security or valid CCSP or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.


Exams & Recommended Training


Required Exam(s)

Recommended Training

300-208 SISAS

Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)

300-207 SITCS

Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)

300-206 SENSS

Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)

300-209 SIMOS

Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)





CCNP Security

Cisco professional level certifications are valid for three years.


To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.


    Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.


    Additional Training Resources

    For a complete list of available network security training, visit the Security Training page.

    Authorized Training

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners the authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. For a list of Cisco Learning Partners, use the Learning Partner Locator.


    Cisco Press

    The only authorized publisher of books for Cisco certification self-study and network technology learning is Cisco Press. Visit Cisco Press for the latest CCNP Security publications to help prepare you for your certification.

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