Cisco is introducing new Security Specialist certifications to recognize individuals who have a thorough understanding and knowledge of network security. Per Cisco, the programs are two-year certifications intended to recognize the Cisco network security specialists who have the necessary skills to test, deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco network security appliances and Cisco IOS Software devices that establish the security posture of the network. Prior to attempting the Cisco Network Security Specialist certification or any of its associated specializations, individuals must meet the requirements for the Cisco CCNA® Security certification and have at least one to three years of experience in the field of network security.

The three new certifications are:

  • Cisco Firewall Security Specialist -: The Cisco Firewall Security Specialist certification measures the ability of a candidate in designing, implementing and maintaining Cisco security appliance solutions, using the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance and zone-based firewall solutions.
  • Cisco IOS Security Specialist -: The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification measures the ability of a candidate in securing networks, using Cisco IOS Security features embedded in the latest Cisco routers and switches as well as the widely deployed Cisco security appliances.
  • Cisco VPN Security Specialist -: The Cisco VPN Security Specialist certification measures the ability of a candidate in configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting and supporting various VPN solutions, using Cisco IOS Software and the robust Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance.

  • The Cisco Security certification portfolio now supports six key technologies with certifications for these Security Specialists:


  • Cisco IPS Specialist
  • Cisco NAC Specialist
  • Cisco ASA Specialist
  • Cisco IOS Security Specialist – NEW
  • Cisco Firewall Security Specialist – NEW
  • Cisco VPN Security Specialist – NEW

To read more on this please visit the following link:
https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-10992

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