New Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

ZoovashZoovash Posts: 84Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist - IT Certification and Career Paths - Cisco Systems

This new exam certification specialist looks really interesting. I wonder what materials one could use to prepare for this. I'm guessing it would be a while before any study guide will be published.

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  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Pre requisites for me are the CCENT , CCNA Security and then the Cyber Security exam !

    Seems very interesting though !
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  • brombulecbrombulec Posts: 186Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great marketing name for the certificate :) "Cybersecurity" (cisco way) :)
  • MSP-ITMSP-IT Posts: 752Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I like! Hopefully it's not too heavily focused on Cisco products alone.
  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Well, who else's products would it be focused on? Looking through the exam topics it has some IOS specific topics, but over all it doesn't look too tied to a single piece of equipment. It will obviously revolve around the Cisco way of doing things though.
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  • chaser7783chaser7783 Posts: 154Member
    I would be interested in this. I am wondering if they will work sourcefire and cognitive security into the curriculum. Having an incident response cert from a known vendor wont hurt ethier.
  • ZoovashZoovash Posts: 84Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Regardless of how focused it will be on Cisco products, the knowledge gained will probably be very beneficial even if you don't work with Cisco. I can't help but think this will be a good prerequisite for anyone interested in a pentest / security analyst career.
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Posts: 1,740Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I do believe I'm going to get this after I pass my NA:Security exam.
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  • jmasterj206jmasterj206 Posts: 471Member
    Looks interesting. I see it has a two year recertification cycle.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    All of the specialist certs are two years unless they have changed something.
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  • jmasterj206jmasterj206 Posts: 471Member
    Yeah networker, you are correct the Specialist certs are and always have been 2 years. I forgot.
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  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Posts: 1,210Member
    This could be interesting. I wonder when they are going to publish the material for it.
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  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    I hope they publish material soon. That would be really nice.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    A lot of these exams like this never get Cisco Press books if that is what you mean by material. There is already a course for this so I'm sure there is already official material. I wouldn't hold my breath for a dedicated book though.
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  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Posts: 1,104Member
    MAC_Addy wrote: »
    I do believe I'm going to get this after I pass my NA:Security exam.

    Why? What does a "specialist" cert do for you? These are generally picked up and discarded while going for the real goal (CCNP).

    Even if this is a side "Specialist" cert, I don't see what it would bring anyone other then personal satisfaction.
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    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Agreed RouteMyPacket. These are usually good for nothing career wise except maybe for employees of Cisco partners who send you to the course.
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  • docricedocrice Posts: 1,706Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Finally, a Cisco course outline that interests me.

    Module 1: Course Introduction: Overview of Network Security and Operations
    Module 2: Network and Security Operations Data Analysis
    Module 3: Packet Analysis
    Module 4: Network Log Analysis
    Module 5: Baseline Network Operations
    Module 6: Preparing for Security Incidents 
    Module 7: Detecting Security Incidents
    Module 8: Investigating Security Incidents
    Module 9: Reacting to an Incident
    Module 10: Communicating Incidents Effectively
    Module 11: Postevent Activity



    But I can also imagine a good part of the class turning into a and-this-is-how-you-configure-IOS-and-ASA-to-get-this-data discussions in order to promote the Cisco brand. But hey, a course that hopefully looks beyond the appliance and dive into analysis seems like a good thing to me.

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  • sucanushiesucanushie Posts: 163Member
    Thinking of taking this course in either Texas or Seattle. I just wish they offered it in Canada.

    I just shifted to a role as a Security Analyst. Going to Finish my NA Security before I go to the course.

    The course outline looks like it will be very interesting and in line with what I do day to day.
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    Why? What does a "specialist" cert do for you?


    For me it seems interesting and it is something I can add to my list of accomplishments for the year. My employer is big on training and skill development, so I see adding certs to my profile as a potential benefit to my pay
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  • MSP-ITMSP-IT Posts: 752Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Well, who else's products would it be focused on? Looking through the exam topics it has some IOS specific topics, but over all it doesn't look too tied to a single piece of equipment. It will obviously revolve around the Cisco way of doing things though.

    Having recently passed the CCNA: Security exam, I can pretty much say that it did nothing for my overall security knowledge. Much of the material it went over was far too specialized. Yeah, it is a Cisco exam, but I wish it had more theory based content. It looks like they're learning though, this certification looks to be theory-based.
  • CCNPforSureCCNPforSure Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I kind of like the idea of the Cyber security certification. As a security guy myself I may take a detour that way just to explore the content.. I just wish the specialist certs counted for something on a regular basis.
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