The new CCNP Security certification program prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in security technologies. CCNP Security now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your security infrastructure.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while giving you the flexibility to choose a focus area. And now every exam in the CCNP Security program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
New exams go live on February 24, 2020.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Security, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing security solutions.
To earn CCNP Security, you pass two exams: a core exam and a concentration exam of your choice:
- The core 300-701 SCOR exam focuses on your knowledge of security infrastructure. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Security certification. Passing this exam helps toward earning both of these certifications.
- Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses. You can choose among the following concentration exams:
- Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)
- Implementing Automation for Cisco Security Solutions (SAUI)
- Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN)
- Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
- Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW)
- Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (SSFIPS)
- Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)