McAfee Security Certification Program

By on Sep 06, 2011

McAfee Security Certification Program

Today, McAfee is excited to announce the addition of two new exams and certifications to our McAfee Security Certification Program.

We launched the program back in January with two initial assessments, promising to add to our curriculum as time went on. The two new certifications, McAfee Certified Product Specialist – Network Security Platform, and McAfee Certified Product Specialist – Host Intrusion Prevention, will fall in line with our McAfee Certified Product Specialist track, designed to demonstrate competency around the effective installation, configuration and administration of key McAfee product solutions.

The McAfee Security Certification Program is a global educational program that consists of two tracks: The McAfee Certified Product Specialist track, which supports the McAfee product solutions, and the McAfee Certified Assessment Specialist track, designed to allow security practitioners to demonstrate deep technical assessment skills in the area of penetration testing and ethical hacking.

From the onset, this program was designed to be a uniquely valuable investment for IT professionals and employers. The McAfee Security Certification Program stands out from the pack with its ability to validate both “defend” and “attack” competencies, distinguishing those certified as having superior levels of technical expertise.

For individuals, earning a McAfee certification not only represents a significant personal accomplishment, but by keeping skills relevant, applicable and competitive, it also signifies a major step forward in opening the doors to career advancement.

In a well-cited IDC study, the concentration of certifications in a team was clearly linked to team capability and skill – which is directly responsible for organizational performance. For employers, maintaining the highest levels of technical skill demonstrates to customers, competitors, employees and investors your dedication to top levels of productivity, service and security. In addition, in an enterprise environment where risk management and planning are of essential importance, every asset needs to be defined and monitored. Certification is a way to consistently define, maintain and document technical ability in an organization.

In addition to our four exams and certifications, we will now be offering virtual instructor led training (VILT) classes to compliment our current in person, instructor led training. Via virtual machines in the cloud, VILT allows students to attend live, instructor led classes and access all lectures, materials and lab exercises online. The new online program will allow us to reach out to students from diverse locations across North America, reducing travel costs for both students and instructors.

Finally, we are pleased to announce the availability of the following new or updated courses:

  • McAfee Endpoint Encryption
  • McAfee Application Control/Change Control
  • McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention
  • McAfee ePO
  • McAfee Email Gateway
  • McAfee Firewall Enterprise Control Center


For more detailed information on the changes and additions to our McAfee Security Certification Program, view the full press release or visit the McAfee Security Certification Program section of our website. Also, be sure to follow @McAfee_Businessor regular updates on McAfee innovations in enterprise security.

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