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CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 Official Cert Guide (Exam Certification Guide)by David Hucaby
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CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617
Official Cert Guide
David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594
Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626
Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success
CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security FIREWALL exam. Senior security consultants and instructors David Hucaby, Dave Garneau, and Anthony Sequeira 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.
CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert 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 enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
The companion CD-ROM contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
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.
CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617 Official Cert 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.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security FIREWALL exam, including
The CD-ROM contains a free, complete practice exam.
Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test
Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:
Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam
This volume is part of the Official Cert 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.
Category: Cisco Press—Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-617
This is Cisco's official, comprehensive self-study resource for preparing for the new CCNP Security Firewall exam, one of the four required exams for CCNP Security certification. Designed for intermediate-to-advanced level readers, it covers every objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. Readers will find: " Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge upfront and focus study more efficiently " Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to actual configuration commands " Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list that candidates must know " Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features " Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan " Customizable practice test library on CD-ROM This book's comprehensive coverage includes: " Understanding and working with Cisco ASA " Deploying basic and IP connectivity " Managing ASAs and recording their activities " Using address translation " Controlling access and inspecting traffic " Using Proxy services to control access " Controlling Quality of Service (QoS) " Creating Virtual Firewalls " Deploying high availability features " Integrating ASA Service Modules
About the Author
David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a network architect for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, ASA, FWSM, and Unified Wireless product lines. David has a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several Cisco Press titles, including Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition; Cisco Firewall Video Mentor; Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor; and CCNP SWITCH Exam Certification Guide.
David lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.
Dave Garneau is a senior member of the Network Security team at Rackspace Hosting, Inc., a role he started during the creation of this book. Before that, he was the principal consultant and senior technical instructor at The Radix Group, Ltd. In that role, Dave trained more than 3000 students in nine countries on Cisco technologies, mostly focusing on the Cisco security products line, and worked closely with Cisco in establishing the new Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) curriculum. Dave has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver (now being renamed Denver State University). Dave lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Vicki.
Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626, is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor and author regarding all levels and tracks of Cisco Certification. Anthony formally began his career in the information technology industry in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion–teaching and writing about Microsoft and Cisco technologies. Anthony joined Mastering Computers in 1996 and lectured to massive audiences around the world about the latest in computer technologies. Mastering Computers became the revolutionary online training company KnowledgeNet, and Anthony trained there for many years. Anthony is currently pursuing his second CCIE in the area of Security and is a full-time instructor for the next generation of KnowledgeNet, StormWind Live.
Table of Contents
1. Cisco ASA Overview
2. Working with an ASA
3. Deploying Basic Connectivity
4. Deploying IP Connectivity
5. Managing an ASA
6. Recording ASA Activity
7. Using Address Translation
8. Controlling Access through the ASA
9. Inspecting Traffic with the ASA
10. Using Proxy Services to Control Access
11. Controlling Quality of Service
12. Creating Virtual Firewalls with the ASA
13. Deploying High Availability Features
14. Integrating ASA Service Modules
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