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Major Updates to CCNA Security and CCNP Security Exams Announced -- Enter to Win Official New Cisco Press Products

You may have heard Cisco’s CCNA Security and CCNP Security FIREWALL and VPN announcement about the Cisco Press self-study products and resources to help you prepare for and pass the new exams, here's some additional information -- including a special offer and giveaway!

Whether you're preparing for the old exams before they retire, or getting a head start on the new tests, Cisco Press provides the official self-study resources for Cisco certification exams.

Save 30-50% on CCNA and CCNP Security Products

Use coupon code SECURE30 and save 30% on CCNA and CCNP Security Quick Reference eBooks, Official Cert Guides, and Foundation Learning Guides. Plus for a limited time save 50% on Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests (no coupon code is required).

To learn more about the offer and products visit the Cisco Press information pages: CCNA Security & CCNP Security

***Special Giveaway!***

In celebration of the Cisco announcement and the new Cisco Press products, we’ve reserved 8 copies of the Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test products for giveaway. Each winner will be able to select from the available and not yet published Premium Edition eBooks and Practice Test for CCNA Security, CCNP Security VPN, CCNP Security FIREWALL, CCNP Security SECURE and CCNP Security IPS. To be eligible and enter for your chance to win answer the following question below by commenting:

In active-active failover mode, security contexts can be assigned to how many failover groups?

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Press release:

Major Updates to CCNA and CCNP Security Exams Announced

Cisco Press has the Official Products

Cisco announced a major update to Cisco CCNA® Security and CCNP® Security certifications to deliver job ready training designed to provide the most up to date information on new security products and best practices to meet evolving threats and compliance requirements.

Cisco Press, the only authorized publisher of Cisco certification self-study materials, is introducing a new comprehensive product suite for the updated CCNA Security, CCNP Security Firewall and Security VPN exams. Included in the product line up are new Quick References, Official Certification Guides and Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests for each exam; the variety of preparation tools allows certification to choose the format that works best for their needs.

Official Cisco Press Product listing

CCNA Security 640-554

·         CCNA Security 640-554 Quick Reference – eBook: May 2012, Pre-Oder NOW

·         CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide - Print: June 2012, Rough Cut: Available NOW

·         CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test – Digital Bundle: June 2012

·         Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS 640-554) Foundation Learning Guide - Print: August 2012, Rough Cut: Available NOW

 CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-618

·         CCNP Security 642-618 FIREWALL Quick Reference — eBook: April 2012, Pre-Order NOW

·         CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-618 Official Cert Guide -Print: May 2012, Pre-Order NOW, Rough Cut Available NOW

·         CCNP Security 642-618 FIREWALL Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test – Digital Bundle: May 2012

CCNP Security VPN 642-648

·         CCNP Security VPN  642-248 Quick Reference — eBook: April 2012, Pre-Order NOW

·         CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide -Print: May 2012. Pre-Order NOWRough Cut Available NOW

·         CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test – Digital Bundle: May 2012

"Cisco Press is proud to offer CCNA and CCNP Security candidates with the most up-to-date materials on the market," said Brett Bartow, Executive Editor at Cisco Press. “As the only authorized publisher, we provide candidates with cutting edge preparation tools in a variety of formats. Quick Reference eBooks and the print editions of the Official Cert Guide are available for pre-order for each exam and through our Rough Cuts program candidates can gain access to our Official Cert Guide self-study products now as the author is writing the content.”

Key Facts:

  • New topics that are included in the updated training include Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance version 8.3 and 8.4 software, Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 and traditional IPsec clients, EtherChannel and the latest Firewall features.

  • CCNA Security lays the foundation for job roles such as Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineer. The certification courses and exams have been updated to include 640-554 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS).

  • CCNP Security is aligned specifically to the job role of the Network Security Engineer. Network Security Engineers are responsible for security in routers, switches, networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNs, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.  

  • CCNP Security courses and exams have been updated to include 642-648 Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN v2.0) as well as 642-618 Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL v2.0).

For complete product listing and details visit: www.ciscopress.com/ccnasecurity and www.ciscopress.com/ccnpsecurity.

CCNA Security and CCNP Security exams are now available through Pearson Vue: http://www.vue.com/cisco/.