CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide (CCSP Self-Study) (2nd Edition)

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9781587201233: CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide (CCSP Self-Study) (2nd Edition)

Official self-study test preparation guide for the Cisco CSPFA 642-521 exam

Coverage of the CSPFA topics enables you to fill your knowledge gaps before the exam date. You'll learn about:

  • The comprehensive line of Cisco PIX Firewall products and the technology and features central to each one
  • Transport protocols, Network Address Translation (NAT), and Port Address Translation (PAT)
  • Reporting, tool use, and administration using Firewall MC
  • Using access control lists and URL filtering
  • Attack guards and intrusion detection
  • Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM) deployment and configuration
  • Concepts and configurations that support failovers
  • Enabling a secure virtual private network (VPN)
  • Using Cisco PIX Device Manager to configure a firewall and create VPNs

Becoming a CCSP distinguishes you as part of an exclusive group of experts, ready to take on today's most challenging security tasks. Administration of the Cisco PIX Firewall is a difficult and complex task, critical for protecting a network. Whether you are seeking a PIX-focused certification or the full-fledged CCSP certification, learning what you need to know to pass the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) exam will qualify you to keep your company's network safe while meeting business needs.

Each chapter of the CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, tests your knowledge of the exam subjects through features such as quizzes, sections that detail exam topics to master, and summary sections that highlight essential subjects for quick reference and review. Because experienced IT professionals agree that the most demanding portion of their jobs is troubleshooting, the final section of this book includes scenarios dedicated to troubleshooting Cisco PIX Firewall configuration. This includes a description of the problem, a portion of the system configuration, debug output, and suggestions to help you resolve the issue. The companion CD-ROM's customizable testing engine enables you to take practice exams that mimic the real testing environment, focus on particular topic areas, randomize answers for reusability, track your progress, and refer to the electronic text for review.

CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

Companion CD-ROM
This companion CD-ROM contains a test bank with more than 100 practice exam questions unique to this book.

CD-ROM test engine powered by www.boson.com. Boson Software is a Cisco Learning Partner.

This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

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It's a tough market these days for network consultants, but the one commodity there's lots of is fear. There's loads of stuff to be scared of. Which means that canny network experts can get some work by offering to protect computer networks from unauthorized access. It's best to earn a certification before you go touting yourself for work, though. Cisco Systems' Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) rating is a good vendor-specific one, and is sure to help get you in the door for security work at places with lots of Cisco equipment. CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide brings you up to speed on the PIX firewall line, with emphasis on the coverage of the CSPFA exam.

Like the other books in the Cisco Press certification line, this one reads like an instructor's lecture, albeit frequently supplemented by reference material (command documentation, for example). The authors begin with material that should be familiar to a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or anyone else with basic network grounding, and build from there into the more specialized areas of VPNs, NAT, and access-control lists as they pertain to PIX environments. As always, you'll learn more if you have a testbed PIX firewall on which to try the procedures that appear in the text (the companion CD-ROM holds no simulator, only a quiz program), but this book gives test candidate a great base from which to work. --David Wall

Topics covered: The stated objectives of the two CSPFA exams, one of which candidates must pass in order to earn the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) certification. The two exams are 9E0-111 (soon to be retired) and 642-521. Coverage includes PIX firewall installation and configuration, as well as techniques for adding such services as remote access management, virtual private networks (VPNs), network address translation (NAT, and accounting features.

About the Author:

Greg Bastien, CCSP, CISSP, is the chief technical officer for Virtue Technologies, Inc., where he provides consulting services to various federal agencies and commercial clients. Greg also holds a position as adjunct professor at Strayer University, teaching networking and network security classes. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while on active duty as a helicopter flight instructor in the U.S. Army.

Earl Carter is a member of the Security Technologies Assessment Team (STAT) that is part of Consulting Engineering (CE) at Cisco Systems. His duties involve performing security evaluations on numerous Cisco products and consulting with other teams within Cisco to help enhance the security of Cisco products.

Christian Abera Degu, CCSP, CISSP, works as a senior network engineer for General Dynamics Network Systems Signal Solutions, consulting with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory commission.

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