Distinguish Yourself by Becoming Certified on the Sourcefire System, FireAMP™ advanced malware protection, Snort®, or all three.

Sourcefire provides a path for interested candidates to distinguish themselves through an industry respected certification program. Choose to become a Sourcefire Certified Professional (SFCP), a Sourcefire Certified Expert (SFCE) or a Snort Certified Professional (SnortCP).

Each certification requires passing an online exam. You can achieve the SFCE designation by passing the SFCE exam and become an expert on all of the products, or you can take a specific exam that targets FireAMP, the Sourcefire System or even Snort if you are focused on a specific technology.

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Certification Track

Sourcefire does not require formal prerequisites for the various levels of certification; however, we strongly recommend that prospective candidates attend the applicable Sourcefire and/or Snort classes and have a substantial background in networking technologies, general security, and operating systems for successful completion of these certification programs.

*Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits


As a “Trusted CPE Provider” for (ISC)2, Sourcefire offers students holding certifications as a System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) the ability to earn one Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for each hour of education completed. To obtain credit, students should provide their SSCP or CISSP number on the registration form, and Sourcefire takes care of the rest.

Taking the Exam
Sourcefire administers certification exams online, and you may take them at your convenience anywhere you have a reliable Internet connection. Each online exam consists of 50-100 random questions and a time limit of 1.5 – 3 hours. Scores are available immediately upon completion of the online exam.