A Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) is an IT (Information Technology) professional who has received formal training from Cisco Systems in network-related security hardware, software and management. CCSPs are commonly employed in IT security departments and as system administrators.
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CCSP training typically covers:
- identity management
- anti-malware programs
- security policy development.
CCSP training covers current technologies to develop comprehensive network defense solutions. For certification, a CCSP must demonstrate a solid understanding of networking protocols and multi-level security paradigms for use in a business environment, particularly e-commerce. Another focus of training is the management of LAN (local area network) and WAN (wide area network) security to enable the highest possible level of business asset protection at the lowest possible cost.