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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

642-637 SECURE v1.0


Last day to test April 21, 2014




300-208 SISAS

Secure v1.0 Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)







Implementing Cisco  Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)

642-627 IPS v7.0

Last day to test April 21, 2014




300-207 SITCS

Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (IPS v7.0)






Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security  Solutions  (SITCS)

642-618 FIREWALL v2.0

Last day to test April 21, 2014




300-206 SENSS

Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL  v2.0)







Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions  (SENSS)

642-648 VPN v2.0

Last day to test April 21, 2014



300-209 SIMOS

Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN v2.0)






Implementing Cisco Threat Control 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


    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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