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Cisco CCNP Security Certification Aligned to Federal Curriculum Standards for Network Security Administrators and Engineers


SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 – Cisco today announced that it has received formal accreditation from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), which recognizes that Cisco® security courseware meets the 4013 training standard for information assurance professionals in federal departments and agencies.

Key Facts/Highlights

  • The CNSS represents a broad cross-section of federal departments and agencies, and sets the training standards for information assurance professionals in the government and corporate sectors. 
  • The security of critical infrastructure depends largely on the readiness of a skilled workforce.
  • The CNSS standards specify the knowledge, skills and abilities required to execute the duties and responsibilities of information systems security professionals. 
  • These standards ensure that information assurance professionals are trained to oversee and help protect national security information systems. 
  • The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program, a curriculum certification committee within the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program, has certified the Cisco CCNP® Security courseware as meeting all of the elements from the CNSS National Training Standards.
  • This recognition of CCNP Security complements the existing CNSS 4013 designation for CCSP. It also is the progression of CNSS 4011, a feature of the CCNA Security curriculum.
  • Cisco certification and product training is delivered by a comprehensive network of authorized Cisco Learning Partners.

CCNP Security

  • The CCNP Security certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.
  • Those who achieve the CCNP Security certification have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.

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