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Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

Cybersecurity Specialist

Learn more about the Cybersecurity Specialist certification.

Announcement

The prerequisites for the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification have changed. There are no mandatory prerequisites required to attain this certification.

The Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who have attained specialized in-depth expertise and proven knowledge in the essential areas of proactive cyber threat detection and mitigation.

Designed for professional security analysts and leveraging the features of Cisco and other network security products used today, the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification focuses on the topics of event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required; however a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and a working knowledge of CCNA Security is highly recommended.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
600-199 SCYBER Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)

The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)

The Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) course is the course associated with the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification. This course is aimed at providing the knowledge and skills required to proactively detect and mitigate network security threats by leveraging features that exist in Cisco and other industry network security products today. Designed for professional security analysts, the course covers essential areas of competency, including event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

600-199 SCYBER

The Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) exam is the exam associated with the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification. The exam is aimed at testing the knowledge and skills required to proactively detect and mitigate network security threats by leveraging features that exist in Cisco and other industry network security products today. Designed for professional security analysts, the exam covers essential areas of competency, including event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.

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

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