Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American leading networking company headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. It offers certifications in Cloud, Collaboration, Cyber Ops, Data Center, Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, and Wireless.
Cisco CCNP Security certification is one of the most recognized professional certifications in the industry. It provides you with the skills needed to manage and maintain security in network devices and appliances. CCNP- Security introduces you to security in routers, switches, networking devices, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions in larger networking environments. By having this certification, you will be qualified to recommend and choose networking solutions for Firewalls, VPNs, and IDSs/IPSs, as well as deploy, support, and maintain such solutions.
CCNP Security Certification Requirements
To be ready for the CCNP exam, you should have a valid CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Security certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
CCNP Security Exams
According to the Cisco website, you should pass 4 exams in order to have CCNP Security Certification.
300-208 SISAS Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions
300-206 SENSS Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions
300-209 SIMOS Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions
300-210 SITCS Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions
CCNP Security Renewal
Note: Pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam.
- any current CCIE Written Exam.
- the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam.
- the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.