Fundamentals of Network Security Lab Companion and Workbook (Cisco Networking Academy Program) (Cisco Networking Academy Program Series)

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The only authorized Lab Companion and Workbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program

This convenient Lab Companion and Workbook provides you with the complete collection of 40 labs and additional skill-building exercises specifically designed to accompany the Fundamentals of Network Security online course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

By successfully completing the labs and worksheets in this book, you gain a thorough introduction to network security and an overview of security processes. The exercises in this book offer you the opportunity to practice the topics taught in the course and begin preparation for the Cisco Firewall Specialist certification exam. This book and course align with the new Cisco Firewall Specialist certification objectives. The Cisco Firewall Specialist encompasses the SECUR (formerly known as MCNS) and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) exams. You can use this workbook as a guide to begin preparing for the exams. Most of the labs are hands-on and require access to a Cisco router lab or a simulator. Additional paper-based labs, which are practice exercises for complex topics, are included to supplement the online course material.

Keep your completed labs and exercises at hand in this book to use as a study guide later.

Vocabulary Exercises
Each chapter begins with a section to review and define key terms affiliated with the technology taught in that chapter.

Labs
An objective is stated for each lab to understand the intended outcome of successfully completing that lab. Real-world scenarios are used to further help you to understand the context. A list of equipment required, a table of key commands used, and a list of any available supplementary resources (web-based or print) are also provided to support your successful completion of the lab exercise.

Review Questions and Quiz Questions
To demonstrate your understanding of the concepts covered, you can complete the short-answer review questions and a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each chapter that are designed to elicit particular points of understanding. These questions help verify your comprehension of the technology being implemented.

Fundamentals of Network Security Lab Companion and Workbook is designed as a textbook companion or a lab manual to supplement your classroom experience with the Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Network Security online course.

Companion Title:
Cisco Networking Academy Program Network Security Companion Guide
ISBN: 1-58713-122-6

This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

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The only Cisco approved lab companion and workbook for the Fundamentals of Network Security course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program


* Maps to the online curriculum
* Includes additional lab activities to reinforce the online curriculum and Companion Guide

Academic courses that focus on networking security are growing tremendously. The Cisco Networking Academy Program has met this demand by offering a Fundamentals of Network Security course.

The Lab Companion and Workbook will supplement the online course and help prepare the student for the Cisco Firewall Specialist designation and the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The lab manual parallels the online course and begins with an overview of network security issues, technologies, product, and solutions, as well as networking auditing and scanning methods. There is a more in-depth look at firewall basics, router-based firewalls, and dedicated firewalls focusing on hands-on configuration examples. This lab manual provides activities to understand security policy, design, installation, and management. The lab activities, focus questions, and exam review questions throughout the book create an integrated learning experience for students.

About the Author:

Cisco Press is a collaboration between Cisco Systems, Inc., and Pearson Education that is charged with developing high-quality, cutting-edge educational and reference products for the networking industry. The products in the Cisco Networking Academy Program series are designed to prepare students for careers in the exciting networking field. These products have proven to be strong supplements to the web-based curriculum and are the only print companions that have been reviewed and endorsed by Cisco Systems for Cisco Networking Academy Program use.

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