The AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) certification validates skills in planning, designing, implementing, and operating AlienVault USM Appliance™. The certification is a valued designation of knowledge and skills that demonstrates expertise among AlienVault customers, partners, and employees.
ACSE is designed for:
Security analysts who also require engineering skills
Community members who use open source security tools and desire a recognized Unified Security Management industry credential
IT professionals who implement, operate, or support security systems
Security professionals working as AlienVault resellers or partners
Preparing for the ACSE Exam
Review the ACSE Exam Blueprint. The blueprint shows the specific objectives for the ACSE exam. Refer to the topics listed on the blueprint, and the relative weight given to each topic, as a guide to the knowledge and skills you will need.
Take the AlienVault USM Appliance Training class. This step is optional. You are not required to take training classes in order to take the ACSE certification exam. However, we recommend you take the AlienVault USM Appliance for Security Engineers (AUSE) class. Unless you have extensive experience with AlienVault USM Appliance, you will likely learn skills in the class that are necessary on the job and are required for success on the exam. Each delegate who takes the AlienVault USM Appliance for Security Engineers (AUSE) training receives a voucher to take the ACSE certification exam at no additional charge.
Practice with AlienVault USM Appliance. The ACSE exam is intended to certify significant skill in using AlienVault USM Appliance. You will need many months of hands-on practice with the system in order to build the skills that are tested on the exam.
Registering for the ACSE Exam
Obtain an exam voucher. In order to take the ACSE exam, you need an exam voucher. A voucher is a 16-digit alphanumeric code. Vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date they are issued.
Take the AlienVault® USM Appliance™ for Security Engineers (AUSE) class ›
Each delegate who takes the AlienVault® USM Appliance™ for Security Engineers (AUSE) class receives a voucher to take the ACSE certification exam at no additional charge. You will receive an email with your voucher at the end of the class.
Register on Webassessor. The email that includes your voucher will have complete instructions on how to register.
If you pass the exam, congratulations! You will receive your certificate and logo by email. We will also update our records to provide you with faster access to AlienVault Support if you work for an organization that has a support contract with AlienVault.
If you do not pass the exam, you will receive an email showing you how you performed on each section of the exam. The sections match the ACSE Exam Blueprint. You can use this information to help you prepare for your next attempt at the exam. To retake the exam please contact DL-CyberTraining@att.com to request a second voucher.
The ACSE certification is valid for three years from the date on which you earn it. Your expiration date is printed on your certificate. If you do not have an exam voucher you can obtain one by taking the current version of AlienVault USM Appliance for Security Engineers class. To apply for an exception please contact DL-CyberTraining@att.com.
If you pass the exam, you will receive a new ACSE certificate valid for 3 years from the date of your exam.