About Cisco Specialist Certifications

The Cisco Specialist designation certifies the expertise of experienced technical professionals, and those who have earned associate or professional-level Cisco Career Certifications. By earning specialist certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge in technologies such as security, IP telephony, and wireless. Many Specialist certifications align with the requirements of the Cisco Partner Specialization program. Learn more about Specialist certifications from Cisco Systems®.


Specialist Certifications

Advanced Routing and LAN Switching
Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Field Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNP
Exam: 642-066 ARSFE

Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 646-002 ARSAM

Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Solutions Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA
Exam:642-061 RSSSE

Data Center
Cisco Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA
Exam: 642-975 DCASI

Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA
Exam: 642-972 DCASD

Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA
Exam: 642-961 CDCNID

Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist
Prerequisite: CCNA plus CCNP BSCI and BCMSN courses
Exam: 642-964 CDCNIS

Cisco Data Center Networking Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 646-967-CDCNSS

Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist
Prerequisite: None
Exam: 642-355 CSSDS

Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist
Prerequisite: None
Exam: 642-356 CSSSS

Cisco Storage Networking Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 646-011 CSSS

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
Exam: 642-978 DCUCD

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
Exam: 642-979 DCUCI

IP Communications
Cisco Advanced IP Communications Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 642-229 IPCAAM

Cisco IP Communications Express Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA or CCDA certification
Exam: 642-143 IPTX

Cisco IP Communications Express Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 646-222 IPCXAM

Cisco IP Contact Center Express Specialist
Prerequisite: None
Exam: 642-162 IPCCX

Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA certification
Exams: 642-414 IPTD and 642-642 QOS

Cisco Rich Media Communications Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-481 CRMC and 642-432 CVOICE

Cisco Unity Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA certification
Exam: 642-071 CUDN

Cisco Unity Support Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2000 or MCSE: Messaging on Windows Server 2003
Exam: 642-104 UCSE

Storage Networking
Cisco Storage Networking Solutions Design Specialist
Prerequisite: None
Exams: 642-353 CSNDS

Cisco Storage Networking Solutions Support Specialist
Prerequisite: None
Exams: 642-354 CSNSS

Cisco Storage Networking Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid Cisco Sales Expert
Exams: 646-011 CSSS

VPN and Security
Cisco Advanced Security Field Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-567 ASFE

Cisco ASA Specialist (available August 29, 2008)
Prerequisite: CCNA Security
Exams: 642-524 SNAF and 642-515 SNAA

Cisco Firewall Specialist (retires November 17, 2008)
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-552 SND and 642-522 SNPA

Cisco IOS Security Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-552 SND and 642-503 SNRS

Cisco IPS Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-552 SND and 642-532 IPS

Cisco Information Security Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-552 SND

Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exams: 642-552 SND and 642-591CANAC

Cisco Security Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid Cisco Sales Expert
Exams: 646-561 ASAM

Cisco Security Solutions and Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA certification
Exams: 642-564 SSSE

Wireless LAN
Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Design Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCDA certification
Exam: 642-586 AWLANSE

Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid CCNA certification
Exam: 642-587 AWLANFE

Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Sales Specialist
Prerequisite: Valid Cisco Sales Expert
Exam: 646-588 AWLANAM

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Training

Cisco Press books and software are part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

Recertification

Cisco Specialist Certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, candidates must pass the current version of the Cisco Qualified Specialist certification exam(s), the designated recertification exam indicated on the specific certification page, or a CCIE written exam.