The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who can demonstrate the hands-on knowledge and skills that are required to secure networks. Knowledge and skills include using Cisco IOS Security features for switch and router security as well as the widely deployed Cisco security appliances. Cisco IOS Security Specialists are able to secure the network environment and provide security services that are based on Cisco IOS Software, such as zone-based policy firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, user-based firewall, secure tunnels using IPsec VPN technology--including PKI, VTI and DVTI, Group Encrypted Transport VPN, and DMVPN--and advanced switch security features.
Cisco IOS Specialist certification to be retired
Beginning April 22, 2014, the Cisco IOS Specialist certification will be retired and no new certifications will be issued. Last day to test using 642-637 SECURE exams is April 21, 2014.
Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)
Cisco IOS Security Specialist
Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page
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