Cisco Security Sales Specialist (CSSS)

Designed exclusively for Channel Partners, the Security Sales Specialist demonstrates fundamental understanding of the Cisco Self Defending Network (SDN) Strategy. The Cisco Security Sales Specialist possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to assess customer needs and to effectively describe and sell components of the Cisco SDN to protect customer assets, increase productivity, and reduce costs.


Cisco Sales Expert: Valid 646-205 CSE

Recommended training for this certification

Advanced Security for Account Managers (ASAM) v3.0


646-578 ASAM


Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.