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Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

The Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who have attained specialized in-depth expertise and proven knowledge in the essential areas of proactive cyberthreat detection and mitigation.


Designed for professional security analysts and leveraging the features of Cisco and other network security products used today, the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification focuses on the topics of event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.


Cybersecurity Prerequisites Changes

The prerequisites for the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification have changed. There are no mandatory prerequisites required to attain this certification.



No prerequisites are required; however a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and a working knowledge of CCNA Security is highly recommended.


Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s)

Recommended Training

600-199 SCYBERSecuring Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)


Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:


  • Pass a 642-XXX Security professional-level written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review


For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page


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