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Cisco IPS Specialist

Cisco IPS Specialist

The Cisco IPS Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who can deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to work well in a complete security solution. Additionally, the Cisco IPS Specialist is the foundation for individuals who can operate and monitor Cisco IOS Software and IPS technologies to prevent, understand, and respond to intrusion attempts.

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Announcement

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

 
Cisco IPS Specialist Prerequisites
Valid CCNA Security or any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite.

Cisco IPS Specialist Exams & Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-627 IPS v7.0
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014

Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (IPS v7.0)


Cisco IPS 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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