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Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Security VPN 642-647

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This article profiles the Cisco Security VPN exam (642-617), one of five exams required to successfully achieve the CCNP Security certification. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
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The Cisco 642-647 VPN exam is focused on Adaptive Security Appliance VPN technologies. The exam takes a relatively complete look into enterprise-level IPSec Remote Access and Site-to-Site VPNs as well as on clientless SSL VPNs and AnyConnect SSL VPNs, and few other small topics. It covers both specific configuration related topics and deep-dive pure technology aspects.

Cisco uses the VPN exam as a requirement in achieving the new CCNP Security professional level certification, rest of three exams being 642-637 SECURE, 642-617 FIREWALL and 642-627 IPS. As name suggests, these are focused on securing Cisco Routers and Switches, Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall and Implementing Cisco IPS.

Exam Details

  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice (single and multiple answer), drag-and-drop, Sim, Simlet, Testlet, Exhibits
  • Number of Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 776
  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
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