Cisco CCNP Security

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security certification validates the skills required by network security engineers to design, test, deploy, configure, maintain and manage end-to-end network security solutions.

The demand for network security engineers will continue to grow as our networks continue to come under attack, it has never been more important to make sure that your security devices such as Next Generation Firewalls, Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems, VPN's and Secure Access Control are fully implemented. The Cisco CCNP Security provides confidence to employers that you have the necessary skills to help keep the network safe.

Target Audience:

This certification is intended for network technicians whose role is to secure and manage network infrastructures


Valid CCNA Security certification or any CCIE certification.

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCDP, CCNP Cloud, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, and CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-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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