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Cisco Qualified Specialist
CQS
CERTIFICATION TYPE
Development, Hardware, Help Desk, Internet / Web, Network, Security, Storage, Telecommunications, Wireless
DESCRIPTION: Specialty certifications for those already holding one or more Cisco certification titles. 19 options for everything from cable communications to security to storage networking.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2001
LAST UPGRADE: Updated exams for security Specialist exams (Sept. 2005)
# CERTIFIED: 700,000+ total certified in Cisco program (source: CertCities, Oct. 2005)
REQUIRED PREREQUISITES: Must have at least associate-level Cisco certification, such as CCNA or CCDA.
REC. LEVEL OF  EXPERIENCE: 6 months or less
# OF TRACKS 19
TRACK NOTES: Access Routing and LAN Switching, Content Networking, IP Communications (8), Network Management, Optical, Storage Networking (2), VPN and Security (3), and Wireless LAN (2).
# OF EXAMS: 1 to 3 per track
NOTES REGARDING EXAMS: For more info, click here. Available at Prometric and Pearson Vue.
AVERAGE EXAM PRICE: $ 125
TRAINING/ CLASSES REQUIRED? n/a
MUST RENEW? Yes
RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS: Every two years. Must pass recertification exam. Passing a CCIE written exam will also recertify this cert.
LANGUAGES: English, Japanese
VENDOR: Cisco


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