CCNP Security Secure 642-637 Official Cert Guide

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Cisco Press, 2011 - Computers - 637 pages

Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 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.

  • Master CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security SECURE exam. Senior networking consultants Sean Wilkins and Trey Smith 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.

The companion CD-ROM contains a 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.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security SECURE exam, including:

  • Network security threats and foundation protection
  • Switched data plane security
  • 802.1X and identity-based networking services
  • Cisco IOS routed data plane security
  • Cisco IOS control plane security
  • Cisco IOS management plane security
  • NAT
  • Zone-based firewalls
  • IOS intrusion prevention system
  • Cisco IOS site-to-site security solutions
  • IPsec VPNs, dynamic multipoint VPNs, and GET VPNs
  • SSL VPNs and EZVPN

CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 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 print edition of the CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 Official Cert Guide contains a free, complete practice exam.

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

Also available from Cisco Press for Cisco CCNP Security study is the CCNP Security SECURE 642-637 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test.

This integrated learning package:

  • Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions
  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
  • 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

 

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Contents

Network Security Technologies Overview
3
Cisco IOS Foundation Security Solutions
57
Cisco IOS Threat Detection and Control
275
Managing and Implementing Cisco IOS Secure Remote Access Solutions
529
Exam Preparation
591
Appendixes
599
Index
622
Elements Available on CD
3
Glossary
27
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Sean Wilkins is an accomplished networking consultant for SR-W Consulting (www.sr-wconsulting.com) and has been in the field of IT since the mid 1990s working with companies like Cisco, Lucent, Verizon, and AT&T, as well as several other private companies. Sean currently holds certifications with Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). He also has a Master of Science degree in information technology with a focus in network architecture and design, a Master of Science in organizational management, a Master's Certificate in network security, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer networking, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in computer information systems. In addition to working as a consultant, Sean spends a lot of his time as a technical writer and editor for various companies.

Franklin H. Smith III (Trey) is a senior network security architect with more than 15 years of experience in designing, deploying, and securing large enterprise and service provider networks. His background includes architect-level delivery for many enterprise, data center, and SMB networks. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems. Trey's certifications include CCSP, CCNP, CCDP, Microsoft (MCSE), and ISC2 (CISSP). His current focus is on strategic and tactical efforts related to Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance for a Fortune 50 company.

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