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The Symantec Certification program offers credentials in cyber security that span the breadth of Symantec solutions. As we continue to update the program, we will deliver enhancements, including new certification exams, a consistent set of exam preparation materials, and digital credentials.

50% off SCS Exam Vouchers

Limited time offer! Vouchers are available globally to customers and partners. Vouchers must be redeemed by 23:59pm Pacific time, June 30, 2018. 

It's easier than ever to validate your knowledge and skills by becoming a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS). Certification can enhance your professional reputation and make you stand out from competition while improving your opportunities for career advancement. Email global_exams@symantec.com to request your voucher now!

SCS Naming and Expiration Policy

Symantec has introduced a new SCS expiration policy starting with the newly released CloudSOC - version 1 SCS exam credential. SCS exams will expire after 24 months from the date a credential was achieved. After 24 months, candidates may have the option to complete Symantec eLearning continuing education in order to extend their existing SCS credential for 12 months (i.e., a candidate can hold an active SCS credential for a total of 36 months from the date achieved). Or, candidates will have the option to pass a newer version of an SCS exam and remain valid for 24 months from the date achieved.

What's also different is that going forward Symantec will name and track exams differently depending on if there is a "product" version versus if the cloud technology is "versionless". For example, since CloudSOC is a "versionless" technology, the SCS exam name will track to an "exam" version [versus a "product" version] (e.g., CloudSOC - version 1).

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You Earned It, Now Share It!

Did you know that earners that post certifications on their LinkedIn profile are viewed six times more than those that don't?

Symantec has partnered with Acclaim, a part of Pearson, to recognize your knowledge gained along the learning journey with badges and digital credentials that will result in greater visibility for customers and partners that publish their credentials online. Digital credentials are earned by passing an SCS Certification exam. In addition to receiving a PDF certificate, you will receive a digital, shareable, and verifiable credential that you can post across various social media platforms.

There is NO FEE for this service! Benefits of an Acclaim badge or digital credential include:

  • A web-enabled version of your credentials that can be shared online
  • A more efficient way of posting to social media platforms
  • A trusted method for real-time credential verification

Start claiming and sharing your outstanding digital credentials and badges today. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Create an account on the Acclaim website
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Claim your badge and start sharing

Be sure to check your clutter or spam email folders to ensure you are receiving communications from global_exams@symantec.com and admin@youracclaim.com.

For more information, visit the Symantec Digital Credentials and Badges webpage and read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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New Exam Available: CloudSOC- version 1

Symantec is pleased to announce the release of the all-new SCS exam 250-437: Administration of Symantec CloudSOC- version 1. To prepare for this exam, review the exam details and exam preparation guide on the certification page. To register for the exam, go to CertTracker.

Symantec Certification Plaques

Symantec Education is pleased to announce the official launch of a new certification display offering, Symantec Certification plaques. Symantec Certified professionals who hold a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) credential can now purchase plaques – digitally reproduced Symantec certificates to display in offices and/or homes. Now, you can display your accomplishments on recycled wooden substrates, utilizing state of the art, 6-color digital press or on contemporary, 5x7 metal sublimation designed for cubicle display and workstations. American Registry is a Symantec Approved Vendor. To learn about how you can purchase your plaque today, visit American Registry's website.


"Being Symantec Certified pulled more weight and opened more doors."
–Symantec Certified Specialist

"When employers can promote they have a Symantec Certified expert on staff, it helps them win bids and get contracts."
–Symantec Certified Specialist

"The newer exams have better quality and are harder, and it was worth the time and cost. It was one of the best exams that I have taken from Symantec."
–Symantec Certified Specialist

Stay Connected

For the latest announcements and to connect with your peers, make sure to join our Symantec Certification Group on LinkedIn and on SymConnect.

Legacy & New Exams

Many of the Symantec certification exams will be replaced by a newer product version of the exam as technology and trends continue to evolve. Symantec updates SCS exams approximately every 12 months depending on industry demands. Legacy exams will be retired 60 days after a newer version of the exam is released.

To prepare for certification exams, we encourage you to review the Certification Exam Page for more information. Additionally study of the course content, exam objectives, sample questions, product documentation, and on-the-job experience, are also recommended. Be cautioned that attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.

About Symantec Certification

Symantec Certification is an industry benchmark for validating the competence of those who are certified as a result of their investment in training and experience. Although each technology varies in complexity and depth, Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) exams measure technical knowledge and skills needed to efficiently deploy, configure, utilize, troubleshoot, and optimize Symantec solutions.

Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Symantec Certification program. We look forward to bringing you more information as we continue to update our program and deliver the best cyber security certifications.