Cisco VPN Security Specialist

The Cisco VPN Security Specialist certification recognizes security professionals with the skills and knowledge to configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and support various VPN solutions, using Cisco IOS Software and the robust Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. Cisco VPN solutions are widely deployed in many networks today. Many enterprises and service providers deploy these numerous VPN solutions at any given time for their various customers and organizations—from simple point-to-point tunneling to multilayer dynamic high-availability VPNs.

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Cisco VPN Security Specialist Prerequisites
CCNA Security
Cisco VPN Security Specialist Exams and Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-637 SECURE v1.0 Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)
642-648 VPN v2.0 Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN v2.0)
Cisco VPN Security Specialist Recertification

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

For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.