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Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security (CCNP Security)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $600 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For network security professionals who are responsible for security of routers, switches, networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions in a Cisco networking environment.

Initial Requirements:
You must first hold a valid CCNA Security or CCSP certification. Then you must pass 4 additional exams:
- Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches
- Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System
- Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions
- Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions
The exams cost $150 each.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Cisco CCNP Security courseware meets the CNSS 4013 training standard.

Continuing Requirements:
Cisco professional level certifications 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.


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