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CCSP Certification 642-533 IPS Exam Description

11.10.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The 642-533 IPS Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System exam is associated with the Cisco Certified Security Professional and the Cisco IPS Specialist certifications. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing the Cisco IPS product. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the IPS Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems v6.0 course.
Exam Number: 642-533
Associated Certifications: CCSP
Duration: 90 minutes (55 – 65 Questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
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Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Exam Topics
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Remote Access exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice. 642-533 IPS Exam Topics

CCSP Certification 642-515 SNAA Exam Description

10.16.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The Securing Networks with ASA Advanced exam is one of the exams associated with the Cisco Certified Security Professional certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the SNAA course. This exam includes simulations and tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to describe, configure, verify and manage the Cisco ASA Security Appliance product.
Exam Number: 642-515
Associated Certifications: CCSP
Duration: 90 minutes (55 – 65 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
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Securing Networks with ASA Advanced Exam Topics
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
642-515 SNAA Exam Topics

CCSP Certification 642-545 MARS Exam Description

10.16.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System exam is associated with the Cisco Certified Security Professional certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System.
Exam Number: 642-545
Associated Certifications: CCSP
Duration: 75 minutes (55 – 65 Questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
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Implementing Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System Exam Topics
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
642-545 MARS Exam Topics

CCSP Certification 642-591 CANAC Exam Description

10.16.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The 642-591 CANAC Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance exam is associated with both the Cisco Certified Security Professional and the Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist certifications. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the Cisco NAC Appliance solution.
Exam Number: 642-591
Associated Certifications: CCSP and Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist
Duration: 75 minutes (60 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
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Implementing Cisco NAC Appliance Exam Topics
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the Remote Access exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
642-591 CANAC Exam Topics

CCSP Certification 642-524 SNAF Exam Description

10.16.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The Securing Networks with ASA Fundamentals exam is one of the exams associated with the Cisco Certified Security Professional and the Cisco Firewall Specialist certifications. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the SNAF course. This exam includes simulations and tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to describe, configure, verify and manage the Cisco ASA Security Appliance product.
 Exam Number: 642-524  Associated Certifications: CCSP Duration: 90 minutes (55 – 65 questions) Available Languages: English, Japanese
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The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.  642-524 SNAF Exam Topics

CCSP Certification 642-504 SNRS Exam Description

10.16.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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The Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches exam (SNRS 642-504) is one of the exams associated with the Cisco Certified Security Professional certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the SNRS course. This exam includes simulations and tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to secure networks using Cisco routers and switches.

Exam Number: 642-504
Associated Certifications: CCSP
Duration: 90 minutes (55 – 65 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
Click Here to Register: Pearson VUE
Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches Exam Topics
The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

642-504 SNRS Exam Topics

CCSP(642-501): Securing Cisco IOS Networks Study Guide

08.08.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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642-501Cisco is moving aggressively into the network security arena by unveiling a lineup of a dozen new security products and services, and a new professional-level certification for them, Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP). The Securing Cisco IOS Networks (SECUR) exam (#642-501) is the first, and most critical, in a series of five exams required to achieve CCSP status. Sybex, the leader in Cisco certification study guides and winner of CertCities.com 2002 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Study Guides, is offering this essential study guide to the SECUR exam (#642-501). Written for everyone pursuing a career as a Cisco security professional, this guide is packed with real world scenarios and exam essentials that take you beyond the basics and reinforce key subject areas. The accompanying CD includes hundreds of challenging review questions, electronic flashcards, and a searchable electronic version of the entire book.

(CCSP-642-541)Need for Network Security

08.07.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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Over the past few years, Internet-enabled business, or e-business, has drastically improved companies’ efficiency and revenue growth. E-business applications such as e-commerce, supply-chain management, and remote access enable companies to streamline processes, lower
operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction. Such applications require mission-critical networks that accommodate voice, video, and data traffic, and these networks must be scalable to support increasing numbers of users and the need for greater capacity and performance.
However, as networks enable more and more applications and are available to more and more users, they become ever more vulnerable to a wider range of security threats. To combat those threats and ensure that e-business transactions are not compromised, security technology must play a major role in today’s networks.
The closed network typically consists of a network designed and implemented in a corporate environment, and provides connectivity only to known parties and sites without connecting to public networks. Networks were designed this way in the past and thought to be reasonably secure because of no outside connectivity.
With the development of large open networks there has been a huge increase in security threats in the past twenty years. Not only have hackers discovered more vulnerabilities, but the tools used and technical knowledge required to hack a network have become simpler. There are
downloadable applications available that require little or no hacking knowledge to implement. There are also inherent applications for troubleshooting a network that when used improperly can pose severe threats.
Security has moved to the forefront of network management and implementation. It is necessary for the survival of many businesses to allow open access to network resources, and ensure that the data and resources are as secure as possible.
The need for security is becoming more important because of the following:
Required for e-business-The importance of e-business and the need for private data to traverse public networks has increased the need for network security.
Required for communicating and doing business safely in potentially unsafe environments-Today’s business environment requires communication with many public networks and systems which increases the need for as much security as is possible when this type of communication is required.
Networks require development and implementation of a corporate-wide security policy-Establishing a security policy should be the first step in migrating a network to a secure infrastructure.
Security must be a fundamental component of any e-business strategy. As enterprise network managers open their networks to more users and applications, they also expose these networks to greater risk. The result has been an increase in the business security requirements.
The Internet has radically shifted expectations of companies’ abilities to build stronger relationships with customers, suppliers, partners, and employees. Driving companies to become more agile and competitive, e-business is giving birth to exciting new applications for e-
commerce, supply-chain management, customer care, workforce optimization, and e-learning-applications that streamline and improve processes, speed up turnaround times, lower costs, and increase user satisfaction.
E-business requires mission-critical networks that accommodate ever-increasing constituencies and demands for greater capacity and performance. These networks also need to handle voice, video, and data traffic as networks converge into multiservice environments.
The legal ramifications of breaches in data confidentiality and integrity can also be extremely costly for organizations. The US Government has enacted and is currently developing regulations to control the privacy of electronic information. The existing and pending regulations generally stipulate that organizations in violation could face a range of penalties. The following are some examples:
Gramm-Leach Bliley (GLB) Act-Includes several privacy regulations for US financial institutions. These institutions could face a range of penalties from termination of their FDIC insurance to up to US $1 million in monetary penalties. Government Information Security Reform Act of 2000-Agencies must undergo annual self-assessments and independent assessments of their security practices and policies, which are
required for submission.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (Public Law 104-191)-Part of a broad Congressional attempt at incremental healthcare reform. The “administrative simplification” aspect of that law requires the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop standards and requirements for maintenance and transmission of health information that identifies individual patients. These standards are designed to do the following:
  Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system by standardizing the interchange of electronic data for specified administrative and financial transactions
  Protect the security and confidentiality of electronic health informationEven if an external hacker is the perpetrator of an attack, the company storing that information can potentially be found negligent by the courts if the information was not adequately safeguarded. Furthermore, companies that suffer breaches in data integrity might be required to defend against lawsuits initiated by customers who are negatively affected by the incorrect or offensive data and seek monetary or punitive damages.

Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) Certification

08.07.2009 by admin - Comments Off
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Professional-level recognition in designing and implementing Cisco security solutions
Required Exam Recommended Training through Cisco Learning Partners
642-541 Cisco SAFE Implementation
642-501 Securing Cisco IOS Networks
642-511 Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks
642-531 Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System
642-521 Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced
lesson’s objectives.
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to perform the following tasks:
Describe the need for network security.
Identify the components of a complete security policy.
Explain how security is an ongoing process.
Describe the four types of security threats.
Describe common attack methods and techniques used by hackers.
List the general recommendations for mitigating common attack methods and techniques.
Identify the security issues implicit in common management protocols.