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Cisco IOS Security Specialist

The Cisco IOS Security Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who can demonstrate the hands-on knowledge and skills that are required to secure networks.  Knowledge and skills  include using Cisco IOS Security features for switch and router security as well as the widely deployed Cisco security appliances. Cisco IOS Security Specialists are able to secure the network environment and provide security services that are based on Cisco IOS Software, such as zone-based policy firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, user-based firewall, secure tunnels using IPsec VPN technology--including PKI, VTI and DVTI, Group Encrypted Transport VPN, and DMVPN--and advanced switch security features.


Cisco IOS Specialist certification to be retired

Beginning April 22, 2014, the Cisco IOS Specialist certification will be retired and no new certifications will be issued. Last day to test using 642-637 SECURE exams is April 21, 2014.





CCNA Security


Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s)

Recommended Training

642-637 SECURE


Last day to test April 21, 2014

Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)



Cisco IOS Security Specialist

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, or
  • Pass the current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review


For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page


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  • Secure Official Certification Guide

          - Rough Cut Edition (Rough Cuts provide online access to pre-publication manuscript)

          - Print and eBook Edition