Cisco Firewall Security Specialist

Firewall Security Specialist

Learn more about the Firewall Security Specialist certification.

Announcement

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

Cisco Firewall Security Specialist certification recognizes security professionals with the skills to design, implement, and maintain Cisco security appliance solutions using the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance and zone-based firewall solutions. The Cisco Firewall Security Specialist certification validates skills and knowledge in implementing perimeter security solutions using Cisco security appliances.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Security or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-618 FIREWALL
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)
642-637 SECURE
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)

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

Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
This five-day instructor-led course is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills that are needed to implement and maintain perimeter solutions that are based on Cisco ASA security appliances.
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Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
This five-day course is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to secure Cisco IOS Software router- and switch-based networks, and provide security services based on Cisco IOS Software.
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Self-Study Materials

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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-618 FIREWALL

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL) exam is associated with the CCSP, CCNP Security and Cisco ASA Specialist certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills needed to implement and maintain Cisco ASA-based perimeter solutions. Successful candidates will be able to reduce risk to the IT infrastructure and applications using Cisco ASA features, and provide detailed operations support for the Cisco ASA. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco ASA FIREWALL course.

642-637 SECURE

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
The Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0) exam is associated with the CCSP and CCNP Security certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills needed to secure Cisco IOS Software router and switch-based networks, and provide security services based on Cisco IOS Software. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches course.

Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for 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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