Cisco CCNP Security Certification

The CCNP Security certification validates the skills required by network security engineers to design, deploy, maintain and manage an end-to-end network security solution. The certification provides employers with confidence that the certification holder has the skills required to implement and support a network-wide security solution.

CCNP Security Prerequisites

  • Valid CCNA Security Certification

CCNP Security Exams and Recommended Training

 Required Exams  Recommended Training

642-637 SECURE *
300-208 SISAS 

Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)
Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)
642-618 FIREWALL *
300-206 SENSS
Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)
Implementing Cicso Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)
642-648 VPN *
300-209 SIMOS
Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN)
Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)
642-627 IPS *
300-207 SITCS
Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS )
Implementing Cisco Threat Control Systems (SITCS)


*Last day to test is the 21st of April 2014

CCNP Security Recertification

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-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

When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).

For more information contact your Global Knowledge Training Advisor.