Cisco announces changes in the Security curriculum
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security Certification redesigned, launch of the new Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist Certification and various Security Specialists Certifications to be retired.
Cisco has redesigned the existing security curriculum and introduced new offerings that provide network security engineers, analysts, and product specialists with the skills to successfully address the current and future security challenges.
The changes include the following:
- Redesigned CCNP Security certification program
- New Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification
- Retirement of the existing Cisco Security Specialist certifications
- New and updated product training courses
- More focus on key job functions within the trainings, rather than product specific
CCNP Security Certification Program Redesign
The redesign of the CCNP Security certification reflects the skills and responsibilities required of today’s network security engineers, who increasingly require a holistic end-to-end understanding of the complete security posture.
The following new training courses and exams are available:
What happens if I am in the process of getting CCNP Security certified?
Candidates in the process of attaining their CCNP Security certification have the option of completing their remaining exams before the last date to test on April 21, 2014 or of migrating to the new exams, with credit applied for the existing exams passed. Learn more about the exams migration path or contact our team for more information!
Launch of the New Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist Certification
The Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who have attained Specialist-level in-depth expertise and proven knowledge in the essential areas of proactive cyber-threat detection and mitigation.
Designed for professional security analysts and leveraging the features of Cisco and other network industry security products used today, the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification focuses on the topics of event monitoring, security events, alarm and traffic analysis, and incident response.
The new training course and exam is available as follows:
|Course Name||Exam Number|
|Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER)||600-199 SCYBER|
Retirement of Existing Cisco Security Specialist Certifications
With the announcement of the redesigned CCNP Security program and the new Cybersecurity Specialist certification, we are also announcing the retirement of the current CCNP Security suite of exams. This means the retirement of the following related Cisco Security Specialist certifications on April 22, 2014:
|Security Certification||Exam||Last Day to Test|
|Cisco ASA Specialist||642-618 FIREWALL
|April 21, 2014|
|Cisco Firewall Security Specialist||642-618 FIREWALL
|April 21, 2014|
|Cisco IOS Security Specialist||642-637 SECURE||April 21, 2014|
|Cisco IPS Security Specialist||642-627 IPS||April 21, 2014|
|Cisco VPN Security Specialist||642-637 SECURE
|April 21, 2014|
New and Updated Product Training
For network security professionals looking to gain in-depth expertise on specific Cisco network security products, Cisco continues its commitment to providing the latest and best in Cisco product training.
|Implementing Advanced Cisco ASA Security (SASAA)||Available Now|
|Implementing & Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine for Wireless Engineers (SWISE)||February 2014|
|Implementing Cisco Bring Your Own Device Solutions (SBYOD)||April 2014|
|Implementing Core Cisco ASA Security (SASAC)||May 2014|