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Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist

Network Admission Control Specialist

Learn more about the Network Admission Control Specialist certification.

Announcement

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

The Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist demonstrates the hands-on skills necessary to install, configure and operate the Cisco NAC Appliance. By applying their knowledge of the Cisco NAC solution, the Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist demonstrates the skills and knowledge needed to effectively identify, isolate and clean infected or vulnerable devices that attempt to access the network.

Prerequisites

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

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-591 CANAC
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC)

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

Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC)

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
The Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance (CANAC) course is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to secure NAC Phase 2 Network devices that enforce admission control policy on switches.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-591 CANAC

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
The 642-591 CANAC Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance exam is associated with both the Cisco Certified Security Professional and the Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist certifications. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the Cisco NAC Appliance solution.

Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.

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