Cisco Security Solutions and Design Specialist (CSSDS)

The Cisco Security Solutions and Design Specialist can assess customer needs, sell, and design Cisco Self Defending Networks that protect vital assets, reduce costs, and improve productivity. Cisco Security Solutions and Design Specialists understand the key components of the Cisco Self-Defending Network strategy, including Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Network Admission Control (NAC) and Cisco Security Monitoring Analysis and Response System (CS MARS).


Valid CCDA certification

Recommended training for this certification

Advanced Security for Systems Engineers v4.0 (SSSE)
Smart Service Essentials for AM/SE
Security Solutions for Systems Engineers (SSSE)
Cisco IronPort: Introduction to HTTP and HTTPS
How to Sell Cisco Web Security Solutions


642-584 SSSE

642-583 SSSE
Last day to test 17th December 2012


Cisco Specialist Certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, take and pass the current version of the required exam(s) or pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.