IT networking professionals can earn the Cisco IOS Security Specialist as a means of verifying their skills in securing network environments with the Cisco IOS Security program. Cisco offers a clearly outlined program in which participants can easily earn their certification and enhance their career, with simple requirements that will truly test your competency as a security specialist.
In providing security, specialists must design successful, adequate solutions and provide security services based on IOS software. Switch and router security, broadly deployed security appliances, and software such as Cisco IOS IPS, zone and user based firewall and IPsec VPN technology will be covered. These ideas will be presented in full during Cisco training course available for this certification track. A study datasheet can also be downloaded from the Cisco website.
Training is important but not necessary. Also important is hands-on training experience, in which knowledge and skills that will be presented on the test and in related job positions are acquired. The required exam, 642-637 Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches, can only be taken once the CCNA Security certification has been earned.