Cisco IOS Security Specialist
The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who can demonstrate the hands-on knowledge and skills that are required to secure networks. Knowledge and skills include using Cisco IOS Security features for switch and router security as well as the widely deployed Cisco security appliances. Cisco IOS Security Specialists are able to secure the network environment and provide security services that are based on Cisco IOS Software, such as zone-based policy firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, user-based firewall, secure tunnels using IPsec VPN technology--including PKI, VTI and DVTI, Group Encrypted Transport VPN, and DMVPN--and advanced switch security features.
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The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification is scheduled to be retired. No new certifications will be issued beginning April 22, 2014.