Networking major Cisco (News - Alert) announced it has revised its CCNP Security Certification with the launch of a new Cybersecurity Specialist Certification and other security solutions training at Learning@Cisco.
The new certification and training aim to address the increasing challenges of securing networks that are growing in size, scope and complexity, Cisco said. They help network security engineers design, deploy, maintain and manage end-to-end network security solutions as well as provide a holistic understanding of the elements that coexist to provide a complete network security posture.
The 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report indicates shortage of more than a million security professionals across the globe in 2014. The overall vulnerability and threat alerts have reached the highest level since Cisco began tracking them in 2000, the company said.
Learning@Cisco is addressing this critical skill set, offering network security engineers, analysts and product specialists with development opportunities to ensure on-the-job readiness to meet the future challenges of network defense, Cisco officials said.
The new Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist Certification offers Network Security Analysts the latest threat detection and mitigation skills using the most advanced security solutions currently available. It also recognizes security professionals that have attained specialist in-depth expertise and proven knowledge in the essential areas of proactive cyber threat detection and mitigation.
Cisco offers new courses including Implementing Advanced Cisco ASA Security (SASAA), implementing Cisco Bring Your Own Device Solutions (SBYOD), Implementing Core Cisco ASA Security (SASAC); and Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine for Wireless Engineers (SWISE).
Jeanne Beliveau Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco, said, “The security landscape has evolved rapidly and radically from that of just a few years ago. In order to stay ahead of these new security challenges, individuals require validated training that aligns with business requirements both today and into the future.”
“The enhanced security training and certifications introduced today provide sophisticated education to equip professionals with the necessary skills to defend mission critical networks,” Dunn added.