Cisco Offers New Certifications to Security Professionals Leave a comment

Cisco introduced a new certification of experts – Security Specialist – 
highlighting users who have reached a certain level of competence, which 
is extremely important and meets the requirements of a specialist in network 
security.

The increasing complexity of network security services due to 
mobility, social networks, voice and video, visualization, cloud 
data processing, as well as physical security and security 
requirements require more specialization and advanced skills in working with products that 
make it easier to solve these difficulties such as virtual private networks, 
firewalls, authentication and intrusion prevention.

According to the latest Cisco CCIE survey, security and 
risk management will be the most sought after networking skills in enterprises 
over the next five years.

Cisco recently expanded its Security Portfolio to include 
CCNP Security’s career certification program, which responds to the 
growing demand for security engineers.

The Cisco Security Specialist certification complements this acclaimed 
certification program with a focus on assessing skills in important 
products and technologies. The new certification gives students the opportunity to 
earn a reputation while working to obtain a 
professional certificate. The program may also function as 
part of a continuing education plan, including continuing education or 
recertification.

New Security Specialist Certifications

The Cisco Firewall Security Specialist certifies security professionals 
with the skills to create, deploy, and support 
Cisco security tools using 
Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliances and zone-based firewalls.

The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certifies security professionals 
who demonstrate the practical knowledge and skills 
required to secure networks using the 
Cisco IOS security features built into the latest Cisco routers and switches, as well as those widely 
used in Cisco security applications.

The Cisco VPN Security Specialist certifies security professionals 
with the skills and knowledge to configure, 
maintain, troubleshoot, and support various VPNs 
using Cisco IOS and Cisco ASA.

The Cisco Security Certification Portfolio now supports six key 
Security Specialist certification technologies:

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