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Official Exam Certification Guide
CCNA Security Official Exam Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNA® Security IINS exam. Senior security instructors Michael Watkins and Kevin Wallace share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
CCNA Security Official Exam Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a topic-by-topic basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text and laying out a complete study plan for review.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
CCNA Security Official Exam Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco 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.
Michael Watkins, CCNA/CCNP®/CCVP®/CCSP®, is a full-time senior technical instructor with SkillSoft Corporation. With 13 years of network management, training, and consulting experience, Michael has worked with organizations such as Kraft Foods, Johnson and Johnson, Raytheon, and the United States Air Force to help them implement and learn the latest network technologies.
Kevin Wallace, CCIE® No. 7945, is a certified Cisco instructor working full time for SkillSoft, where he teaches courses in the Cisco CCSP, CCVP, and CCNP tracks. With 19 years of Cisco networking experience, Kevin has been a network design specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort and a network manager for Eastern Kentucky University. Kevin also is a CCVP, CCSP, CCNP, and CCDP with multiple Cisco security and IP communications specializations.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the IINS exam, including
Basic Access List Configuration for Cisco Devices
Basic Zone-Based Firewall Fundamentals
CCNA Security: The Zone-Based Firewall
Choosing the Right Security Certifications for You
SearchNetworking.com Q&A with Michael Watkins
Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)
Part I Network Security Concepts
Chapter 1 Understanding Network Security Principles
“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
Exploring Security Fundamentals
Why Network Security Is a Necessity
Types of Threats
Scope of the Challenge
Nonsecured Custom Applications
The Three Primary Goals of Network Security
Controls in a Security Solution
Responding to a Security Incident
Legal and Ethical Ramifications
Legal Issues to Consider
Understanding the Methods of Network Attacks
The Mind-set of a Hacker
Defense in Depth
Understanding IP Spoofing
Launching a Remote IP Spoofing Attack with IP Source Routing
Launching a Local IP Spoofing Attack Using a Man-in-the-Middle Attack
Protecting Against an IP Spoofing Attack
Understanding Confidentiality Attacks
Understanding Integrity Attacks
Understanding Availability Attacks
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review All the Key Topics
Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
Definition of Key Terms
Chapter 2 Developing a Secure Network
“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
Increasing Operations Security
System Development Life Cycle 49
Acquisition and Development 49
Operations and Maintenance 50
Operations Security Overview 51