Security Specialist Certifications

    Security Specialist Certification

    The 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 curriculum 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.


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    Successful candidates can attain the following Security Specialist Certifications:

    New Security Specialist Certifications Announced:

    Cisco announces three new Cisco Security Specialist certifications – Cisco Firewall Security Specialist, Cisco IOS Security Specialist and Cisco VPN Security Specialist. These new certifications offer a convenient validation of skills and competency for network  security solutions. 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.