PGP Certification: Notice to PGP Customers

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PGP Certification Merging with the Symantec Certification Program

As a result of the Symantec/PGP merger, the PGP Certification Program is being merged into the Symantec Certification Program. Due to differences in testing and certification methodology, the legacy PGP certification qualifications are not recognized under the Symantec Certification Program. The existing PGP Certification credentials have been retired pending the future release of a new PGP certification credential based on the Symantec Certification Program qualifications and standards. To help understand this change, please review the following Frequently Asked Questions:
"I understand that the existing PGP Credentials have been retired, but what comes next?"
There are no new PGP exams on the roadmap for the Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) credential in 2011. Symantec will evaluate the demand of a future PGP SCS exam based on the PGP product suite developed to test installation, configuration, product administration, day-to-day maintenance, and basic troubleshooting skills. Stay connected to the Certification Updates for Specialists webpage for a roadmap of new SCS exams and recent program updates.
"Are there any upgrade exams or credentials I should be aware of?""
There are no new [upgrade] exams to complete for any of the PGP suite of products under the current Symantec Certification Program. As any new certification exams are developed and made available as part of the Symantec Certification Program, notifications will be sent out to candidates holding legacy PGP awards.
"Has my existing PGP Certification expired?"
PGP certification is merging with the Symantec Certification Program. The legacy PGP certification qualifications are not recognized under the Symantec Certification Program. No action is required to maintain a legacy "PGP certification" that was achieved prior to the merger of the PGP product solutions under the Symantec Certification Program.
"How can I learn more if I have additional questions?"
To be notified when the upcoming exams are available, send an email to
"How do I verify my credential(s) status?"
View current award status through CertTracker.