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Cisco VPN Security Specialist

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $400 (shortest track)               

For individuals who have the skills and knowledge to configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and support various VPN solutions using Cisco IOS Software and the robust Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance.

Initial Requirements:
You must hold a CCNA Security certification. You must then pass 2 exams: Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches ($200) and Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions ($200). Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass a 642-XXX Security professional-level written exam
  • Pass the current CCIE written exam
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review

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