Cisco OS Specialist Certifications

Updates to the Specialist certifications and exams will be available on February 24, 2020. Learn more about the New Changes to the Cisco Certification and Training Program.

Cisco OS Specialist Certifications

Cisco Learning Partner The Cisco OS – Operating System Software Specialist certifications validates proficiency in Cisco internetwork operating systems. The Specialist designation certifies specific expertise of technical professionals.

By earning a specialist certification, network professionals can enhance their Cisco Operating System Software knowledge.

Cisco IOS XR Specialist Certification

Cisco IOS XR platforms are seeing rapid adoption within the service provider and enterprise networks. However, the task of obtaining hands-on experience and training on IOS XR platforms remains challenging. The Cisco IOS XR Specialist validates the training and confirms hands-on IOS XR experience of network engineers on Cisco service provider carrier-class platforms, such as the CRS, ASR 9000, and XR12000. This certification differentiates and recognises the skills of service provider and enterprise network engineers required to implement, verification test, and maintain core and edge technologies in a Cisco IOS XR environment.

Exam & Recommended Training

Exam Recommended Training
644-906 Implementing and Maintaining Cisco Technologies Using IOS XR (IMTXR)

Cisco IOS XR Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that the student is at an advanced or professional level.
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The Technical Specialist designation certifies specific expertise of technical professionals, including those with Cisco Career Certifications at the associate, professional or expert levels. By earning specialist certifications, network professionals can enhance their core networking knowledge in technologies such as security, data center or video.