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CCNP Security

CCNP Security Certification

CCNP Security certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.

CCNP Security syllabus

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Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional Recognition

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4013 training standard.


For additional information, visit:
CCNP Security FAQ
CCNP Security Certification Overview

 
CCNP Security Prerequisites
Valid CCNA Security Certification or valid CCSP or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite.
 
CCNP Security Exams & Recommended Training:
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-637 SECURE Secure v1.0 Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)
642-618 FIREWALL Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)
642-648 VPN Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN)
642-627 IPS Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 - (IPS)
 
CCNP Security Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCDP, CCNP, CCIP, CCNP Voice, CCNP Security, CCNP SP Operations, CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam,
  • OR any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.

 
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