The speed at which network security is evolving demands more practical, hands-on skills in network security engineering and has made network security performance more visible to the entire organization.
Network security engineers in the marketplace today understand the products and the discipline of good network security, the practices and compliance mandates of industry and government and the need to protect their organization for increasing sophisticated threats to their systems.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the recertification policy for CCNP Security?
A: Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level exam, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).
Q: What prerequisite is required to obtain a CCNP Security certification?
A: Candidates must possess a valid CCNA Security certificationor any CCIE certification is a prerequisite for the CCNP Service Provider certification