McAfee Security Certification Program

Get Certified in a Variety of Security-Related Categories

To be successful in today's competitive IT landscape, you must be able to demonstrate your technology expertise and skills using the latest tools and methodologies. The McAfee Security Certification Program provides administration, specialist and professional certifications, validating your knowledge and ability in a variety of McAfee product and security-related categories.

McAfee has partnered with Prometric — a leading global provider of comprehensive testing and assessment services — to administer our certification program. Prometric makes the certification process easy from start to finish. With more than 5,000 global locations, you can conveniently test your knowledge and become McAfee Certified.

The McAfee Security Certification Program currently consists of the following certification domains:

  • Certified McAfee Security Specialist (CMSS)
  • Certified McAfee Security Professional (CMSP)
  • Certified McAfee Security Administrator (CMSA)
  • Certified McAfee Security Expert (CMSX)

Certified McAfee Security Administrator

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Certified McAfee Security Specialist Certifications

The Certified McAfee Security Specialist (CMSS) certifications have been designed for candidates who administrate a specific McAfee product, or suite of products, and have one to three years of experience with that product. This certification level allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge in the following key product areas:

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Management
  • Basic architecture and troubleshooting

Certified McAfee Security Specialist — ePO:

  • The CMSS — ePO certification validates knowledge and experience in working with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and VirusScan products.
  • Associated Exam: MA0-100 Certified McAfee Security Specialist — ePO
  • Associated Training: EPO: 4-day McAfee VirusScan and ePolicy Orchestrator Administration course

Certified McAfee Security Specialist — NSP:

  • The CMSS — NSP certification validates knowledge and experience in working with the McAfee Network Security Platform.
  • Associated Exam: MA0-101 Certified McAfee Security Specialist — NSP
  • Associated Training: NSP: 4-day McAfee Network Security Platform Administration course

Certified McAfee Security Specialist — HIPs:

  • The CMSS — HIPs certification validates knowledge and experience in working with the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention system.
  • Associated Exam: MA0-102 Certified McAfee Security Specialist — HIPs
  • Associated Training: HIPS: 4-day McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System Administration course

Certified McAfee Security Professional Certifications

The Certified McAfee Security Professional (CMSP) certifications are designed for security practitioners — penetration testers, auditors, consultants, administrators — with one to three years of experience. This certification level allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge in the following high-level assessment areas:

  • Profiling and inventorying
  • Vulnerability identification
  • Vulnerability exploitation
  • Expanding influence

Certified McAfee Security Professional — Ethical Security Testing

  • The CMSP — Ethical Security Testing certification validates knowledge and experience in working with the study of how attacks are executed, how to respond to these attacks, and how to conduct penetration tests.
  • Associated Exam: MA0-150 Certified McAfee Security Professional — Ethical Security Testing
  • Associated Training: McAfee Foundstone Practice — Ultimate Hacking

Certified McAfee Security Expert

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Get Started

Complete the following steps to become McAfee Certified:

  • Step 1: Identify which certification track applies to you.
  • Step 2: Go to McAfee University and register for a course (recommended, but not a prerequisite to take an exam).
  • Step 3: Visit the Prometric website to register for an exam.