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Cisco ASA Specialist

Cisco ASA Specialist

The Cisco ASA Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who have attained specialized in-depth expertise and proven knowledge of the recommended best practices in designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network security solutions, using the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. The Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance is widely deployed and in use at leading enterprises and service providers worldwide. The Cisco ASA Specialist is recognized as the benchmark security product certification for engineers, consultants, and architects who configure advanced Cisco security appliances and VPN solutions, including advanced protocol handling, remote access VPNs, Secure Sockets Layer VPNs, site-to-site VPNs, high-availability VPNs, and failover.

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Announcement

The Cisco ASA Specialist certification is scheduled to be retired. No new certifications will be issued beginning April 22, 2014.

 
Cisco ASA Specialist Prerequisites
CCNA Security
 
Cisco ASA Specialist Exams and Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-618 FIREWALL
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)
642-648 VPN
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN)

Cisco ASA Specialist Recertification

Complete one of the following recertification options every 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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