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Security Specialist Certification

Cisco Certified Security Specialist certification programs are practical, relevant, job-ready security certifications aligned closely with the specific tasks expected of network security professionals.


The Cisco Security Specialist certification programs offer an incremental way to develop security skills over a period of time that also allows for alignment to Cisco CCNP® Security certification.


The security certification emphasizes the real-world best practices of network security engineering, utilizing the following products: Cisco IOS software, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco secure VPN connectivity, Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems and Cisco security management tools.


Learn More about all of our Security Specialist Certifications


Successful candidates can attain the following Security Specialist Certifications:


Security Specialist Certifications Supplemental Resources:


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.

To find a training partner to attend instructor-led training, visit the Global Learning Locator.

Important information regarding Cisco Channel Partner specializations: Many of the Cisco specialist certifications are aligned to Channel Partner Specialization requirements. Channel Partner employees should access the Partner Education Connection to find the latest roadmaps, and information as it pertains to Channel Partner certifications and requirements.


For a complete list of all available specialist certifications, please view the Specialist Certifications Index.


Security Skills for Today's Networks


Cisco Introduces New Security Specialist Certifications

-Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco




Sourcefire Security Training

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