Exams and Recommended Training

To earn CCNP Security, you pass two exams: a core exam and a security concentration exam of your choice. And now every exam in the CCNP Security program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

  • Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.


There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Security, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Required Exam

Core exam:

Concentration exams (choose one):

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