CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide

CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide

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by Henry Benjamin
     
 

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The official preparation guide for the CCIE Security written exam

  • Learn from the only Cisco Systems-authorized study guide for the CCIE Security Exam
  • Gain test-taking tips from a former CCIE Lab proctor and triple-CCIE security expert
  • Assess your knowledge with a wealth of quizzes
  • Review key concepts with detailed topic overviews

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The official preparation guide for the CCIE Security written exam

  • Learn from the only Cisco Systems-authorized study guide for the CCIE Security Exam
  • Gain test-taking tips from a former CCIE Lab proctor and triple-CCIE security expert
  • Assess your knowledge with a wealth of quizzes
  • Review key concepts with detailed topic overviews and summaries
  • Practice for exam day with a robust testing engine on CD-ROM

The Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Certification from Cisco Systems is the most prestigious certification in the networking industry. In 2001, Cisco introduced the CCIE in Security. This exam, a combination of a written qualification exam with a one-day intensive lab exam, is a highly sought after affirmation of a networker's security skills.

The CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide (CCIE Self-Study) is a valuable self-study aid in preparing for the Security Qualification Exam (#350-018). The book covers security and application protocols, security technologies, general and Cisco-specific security applications, as well as related general networking and operating system issues.

This book includes the proven tools from the best-selling line of Cisco Press Exam Certification Guides like pre- and post-chapter exams, exam objective reviews, and a CD-ROM-based testing engine that allows for focused or comprehensive tests. Also included are case studies and testing tips from the author who is a former CCIE Lab proctor, a triple CCIE (soon to be certified a fourth time), and a former member of the CCIE team at Cisco Systems.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
There are now three flavors of Cisco’s coveted CCIE certification: “Communications and Services,” “Routing and Switching,” and “Security.” Given that security (unlike much of IT) keeps growing at breakneck pace, plenty of folks are eyeing the CCIE Security certification.

To get it, you’ll need to pass Cisco’s brutally tough Lab exam. But before they even let you take the Lab, you’ll have to get past a two-hour, 100-question, written qualification exam (#350-018) designed to weed out the weak and unready. Be ready. Read Cisco Press’s own CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide.

CCIE Henry Benjamin presents direct, focused coverage of the security implications and techniques associated every key technology, protocol, and Cisco product.

You’ll find detailed coverage of securing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PPP, and IP multicast; of security-specific protocols such as SSL and SSH; and of IOS security features.

Benjamin reviews Cisco security applications such as NetSonar (Cisco Secure Scanner) and NetRanger (Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System); as well as key security technologies such as proxies, firewalls, packet filtering, NAT, PKI, and VPN. There’s also a detailed chapter on policies, vulnerabilities, and protection, covering everything from incident response teams to intrusion detection signatures.

The book’s primary goal is to help you pass the written exam -- and, to that end, you’ll find handy “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, bullet-point listings of objectives, scenarios, end-of-chapter summaries, Q&As, plus 300 exam questions on CD-ROM. But you’ll also find a chapter-length sample CCIE Security Lab written by qualified CCIE proctors -- especially welcome given all the crazy rumors that fly about the CCIE Lab. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587200656
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
CCIE Self-Study Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.78(d)

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CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide (CCIE Self-Study) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I obtained a copy of Henry Benjamin¿s ¿CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide¿ (ISBN 1587201356) to complete my final preparation for the CCIE Security Written Exam. Contrary to a few other reviews, I found this book to be extremely valuable for my final review. This book is exactly what it states in the title, a study guide for the exam. It is not a detailed analysis of security architectures and principles. It should not be viewed a CCIE Security ¿bible¿. Rather, this book should be used by a CCIE Security candidate only after he or she has read most of the other security related books listed on the CCIE Written Roadmap on Cisco¿s website. I found the layout of the book to be beneficial for the CCIE Security candidate. Each chapter opens with a ¿Do I know this already?¿ quiz. The quizzes are helpful in assessing the reader¿s knowledge on the chapter¿s topics. Therefore, the reader will be better prepared to focus on the areas where he or she may be weak. The chapters then jump right in to its particular topic, presenting the material in a concise and articulate manner. The chapters close with a summary, questions and answers, and references to additional information. Finally, the book includes a testing engine as well as an electronic version of the book on CDROM. I appreciated the ¿bonus¿ CCIE Security and Routing & Switching lab scenarios at the end of the book. A competent and confident Cisco engineer can never get enough hands-on practice lab scenarios to sharpen and keep ones skills fresh. Again, I must emphasize that this book is a culmination of the CCIE Security candidate¿s exam preparation, not a starting point! If you are just starting your CCIE journey, I strongly recommend that you review the written exam blueprint on Cisco¿s website and begin with the Doyle, Malik, and De Laet and Gert Schauwers books, to quickly name a few. I am confident that this book assisted me in conquering the CCIE Security Written exam! Mark Reyero CCIE 12932 (R/S)
Guest More than 1 year ago
CCIE Self-Study: CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition Henry Benjamin, CCIE #4695 Cisco Press ISBN 1587201356 This book is written to help prepare for the Cisco CCIE Security written exam 350-018, and in that capacity I believe it dwells too much on entry level material. This would be my only negative comment about the book. Although the exam blueprint details a certain level of competency relating to the OSI model, and material covered in the switching and routing exams, the book dedicates around 100 pages to review. I was expecting more information relating to the specifics of network security from the Cisco viewpoint rather than a refresher of basic networking which is available from numerous other sources. But a thorough review of basics is almost always relevant. The ¿Do I Know This Already¿ quizzes at the beginning of each chapter do allow the reader to determine how much time should be spent on that sections information. The ¿Foundation Summary¿ and ¿Q & A¿ sections at the end of each chapter are also good gauges to help in the assessment of the reader¿s grasp of the information presented. The book does accomplish its stated goal of covering all of the material in the exam blueprint, but it definitely shouldn¿t be the only resource used. The CD-ROM supplied with the book provides sample questions that can supplement the written material to help evaluate areas of improvement. The notes inserted into every chapter provide very good information, and the links lead to very valuable resources for further study. I found the sample output highlighting helpful to understanding the relevant portions as they applied to the subject being discussed. This may be a simple matter, but it is this attention to detail that separates a book just providing good information from one that is truly a great study aid. As for details of the book, I found the chapters on Security Protocols, Security Applications, and Security Technologies particularly full of useful information. The information presented is tailored to the exam blueprint, and is not all inclusive. There are other texts for that. The book is true to its mission prepare one for the CCIE Security written exam. The practice labs provided, written by exam proctors, give a rare glimpse into what is expected during the lab portion of the certification process. I definitely feel that this book has provided invaluable information, and rates very highly as a result. The material is presented in manageable sections, with many examples to assist with mastering a complex subject. This book on my scale rates 4 out of 5, it is an excellent study aid to prepare for the exam.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m currently studying for the Cisco Routing and Switching CCIE exam. When I saw this certification guide I picked it up in order to expand my studies. It is laid out in the same manner as most certification guides. The first two and a half chapters are dedicated to a review of basic network functions and Cisco device operation. It almost reads like a Routing and Switching certification guide. However due to the nature of the CCIE Security exam, candidates must have a background in routing and switching. The second half of chapter three covers some typical exploits against a network and then jumps directly into security protocols with chapter 4. The chapters on security applications and technologies give good information on what each device does and some simple configuration examples. The author has also included three self-study lab exams. Chapter 8 is a security lab exam and Appendix C & D are routing and switching lab exams. Unfortunately the solutions to the routing and switching exams are provided due to Cisco¿s NDA. However, don¿t let this stop you from attempting these, as they provide great hands on experience. The CD that comes with the book has a practice test engine from Boson. However I ran into a little problem when activating the test engine. For first time use you are prompted for a serial number to register the test engine. Unfortunately, the serial number was not provided. I ended up contacting CiscoPress and was emailed the serial number. While I was satisfied with the test questions, there were a few anomalies. For example a question asks for the subnet mask that would allow 62 host addresses. The answer from the sample test is 255.255.255.224 however when you use the ¿review chapter¿ button, the book gives the mask (correctly) as 255.255.255.192. The format of this book is very easy to read, but a good background in routing and switching is needed to understand some aspects of the material. The write up on the back of the book calls this the ultimate exam preparation resource and designed to optimize your study time, however I would recommend that you do not solely rely on this book. It is a great reference, but should be combined with other study aids to get an all around knowledge of network security.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m currently studying for the Cisco Routing and Switching CCIE exam. When I saw this certification guide I picked it up in order to expand my studies. It is laid out in the same manner as most certification guides. The first two and a half chapters are dedicated to a review of basic network functions and Cisco device operation. It almost reads like a Routing and Switching certification guide. However due to the nature of the CCIE Security exam, candidates must have a background in routing and switching. The second half of chapter three covers some typical exploits against a network and then jumps directly into security protocols with chapter 4. The chapters on security applications and technologies give good information on what each device does and some simple configuration examples. The author has also included three self-study lab exams. Chapter 8 is a security lab exam and Appendix C & D are routing and switching lab exams. Unfortunately the solutions to the routing and switching exams are provided due to Cisco¿s NDA. However, don¿t let this stop you from attempting these, as they provide great hands on experience. The CD that comes with the book has a practice test engine from Boson. However I ran into a little problem when activating the test engine. For first time use you are prompted for a serial number to register the test engine. Unfortunately, the serial number was not provided. I ended up contacting CiscoPress and was emailed the serial number. While I was satisfied with the test questions, there were a few anomalies. For example a question asks for the subnet mask that would allow 62 host addresses. The answer from the sample test is 255.255.255.224 however when you use the ¿review chapter¿ button, the book gives the mask (correctly) as 255.255.255.192. The format of this book is very easy to read, but a good background in routing and switching is needed to understand some aspects of the material. The write up on the back of the book calls this the ultimate exam preparation resource and designed to optimize your study time, however I would recommend that you do not solely rely on this book. It is a great reference, but should be combined with other study aids to get an all around knowledge of network security.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide (CCIE Self-Study) (2nd Edition) (Ccie Self-Study) by Henry Benjamin ISBN 1587201356 This book is mapped to the New CCIE Security Written Exam 350-018. I'll answer the question most frequently asked 'Can this book be the only book for passing the CCIE Security Written Exam' NO this is the short answer the long answer follows... The book contains a 'Do I know this Already' Quiz before every chapter begins and this helps a lot in gauging the amount of work need for that chapter. The questions and Labs following the chapter have a humbling effect just in case we feel we know a lot. The links provide a great place for further studies in the weaker areas and help in conserving time while studying as otherwise navigating through the Cisco website quickly and not straying off the subject is not an art which I have mastered so far. I saved myself a lot of time reading from this book and from the links (some of them have been moved). The NOTE boxes provide a great deal of information very quickly and are very helpful for revision. The e-book helps me always have the book on my laptop as some times I don¿t feel like carrying the bulky book with me and continue my preparation whenever I have extra time. Even though no single book can claim to cover everything which can and will be asked on the CCIE Security Written Exam Henry Benjamin makes a sincere effort and I congratulate him on this. I found a number of typos and errors but none of which affect the content. I assume that a CCIE Security candidate would have enough knowledge to discern a few obvious mistakes in the text. But then one does not accept such mistakes form a Cisco Press Book. This book is meant for the CCIE Security Written Exam but contains a lengthy LAB which according to me robs me of the precious pages (112 to be precise) which could have included more information about the Security Written Exam. I find the coverage of Telephony Best Practices and Wireless Best Practices inadequate, six pages in all. But the link provided in the Note to Wireless Best Practices is awesome. The 500 questions provided on the CD helps in identifying the weak areas and improving confidence towards the end. The author is a triple CCIE and a key member of the CCIE global team and has written questions for the written exam. I feel buying this book is a good investment towards our quest for the coveted CCIE Security Certification. When you plan on pursuing this certification I would suggest that one should start with this book and then fill up the gaps with other books and the CISCO website. I give this book 4 stars on a scale of 5, 5 being the highest. I strongly recommend this book. Niloufer Tamboly, CISSP
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is all I used to pass easily, thats what the book aims to do and it does it well, in addition there are 3 quality labs a must for any ccie candidate no matter what stream you are
Guest More than 1 year ago
CCIE Security, Exam Certification Guide Reviewer: Glenn Bradley, Senior Network Engineer Reviewer Certification: CCDA, CCNA, CCNP, ISSP Rating: 3 out of 5 In praise of self study: In today¿s business world of ever-leaner budgets, training for employees continues to get (or may have even taken the final) hit. Many individuals do not have the money or even the time for the one week training sessions that we love so much. Our counter attack? Self study. Those of you on the security track will find this book a worthy tool. But beware of the numerous errors the editors let slip by. Remember the primary focus of this book is preparing for the written exam. That being said, I¿ll add that the text also provides a well written chapter dedicated to a real life look at the practical exam. On the inclusion of this material I have mixed views that I will discuss later. Like most Cisco Press products, the book is laid out in a logical progression of the subjects with each area being given good coverage. If only they¿d been a little more careful about some of the typos. I am a big fan of the ¿Do I Know This Already?¿ quiz given at the beginning of the chapters. For many of us well into our study paths, plowing through already known material can be tedious if we¿re under a deadline. The pre-chapter quizzes in this book were well written and gave good coverage of the subject to be studied. This format helps the reader determine if the chapter should be skimmed over for review or requires serious study. Any given text can contain material that is a positive for some readers and a negative for others. Chapter 8 (the practical lab section) has the unique honor of being a bit of both. The book targets the written exam 350-018 but includes over 100 pages of practical lab studies. I take an entirely different study approach to written tests compared to practical exams so the need for this material here depends on the reader and his study approach. However, chapter 8 is a wonderful example of the ¿real world¿ inside the practical lab environment. I would have preferred the solutions to be in an appendix as opposed to being mixed in with each task as it occurred. This would free me from having to cover the answer with a piece of paper to keep myself from ¿accidentally¿ glancing at the adjoining page and having my solution end up amazingly like the given answer. I have a personal preference in our industry of `alphabet soup¿ acronyms. An acronym should be fully stated at least the first time it appears in any text. For example; ¿blah, blah the MAC (Media Access Control) address blah, blah¿. In addition to this practice I like to see an appendix at the back listing all acronyms used in a given text. In a nutshell: I found the book very readable and rarely dry which is refreshing in a technical volume. The tables and examples were well laid out; not five pages away from the text referring to them as will sometimes happen. The shaded `NOTE¿ sections throughout the chapters provide valuable clarification of the text. The explanations of Security protocols (always a challenge) were well conveyed at the depth they went to. Just by the nature of the beast the requirement for heavy acronym use would benefit here from an appendix/glossary for the more recent visitors to the world of data security. I give the book 3 out of 5 and would go to 4 out of 5 if the price was cut in half. When you pay full-pop for a technical document you expect good editing and proof reading; not the need to `figure out¿ what the author is trying to say. The audience would include those on the road to their CCIE Security written exam as well as those seeking light reference material and those who want to brush up on current skills.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The second edition of 'CCIE Security exam cert. guide' by Henry Benjamin is really right to the point.New changes to the book and introducing new areas which the exam is based on, are really fantastic and helpful for Security candidates.Thanks to the pool of 500 new questions in test engine I'm sure you'll sit the exam confidently as I did. the CD is awesome wil lsample security and R/S labs recommended for ccie recertification and labs
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, exmaples and sample ccie exams with full solution to an exhautisve ccie security lab, really well done, helped me nail the written and help me with the lab,
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best book on the market for ccie's no doubt, I have invested in many non-Ciscopress and Ciscopress books and this one takes the cake for the great detail and experience presented throughout the whole volume, there are two sample CCIE labs which are authorized by the author and since he wrote the real examinations and having attempted many ccie lab he knows well what you need to know, a great investment only for Chapter 9, a sample CCIE security lab with 50 % Routing&Swtiching and with detailed solutions awesome chapters, the cd-rom is full of great details and supplements, Practical included: RIP Basic OSPF and Advanced OSPF w RIP Redistribution EIGRP EBGP Advanced BGP FLSM/.VLSM Route Redistribution Examination mistakes made by candidates Security, PIX, ACS, IPSEC and so on, You are not presented with material that compounds you to memorize just what you need to know that is what I like the best about this volume. A really awesome book my compliments to Ciscopress and the author, thanks for writing a great textbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the tips and cd really informative and briallant, the tehnical data is grewat and I passed the written examination forst go, highly recommeden, the cd is packed with a great simulation exam and a bonus guide for the R/S examination, there are two bonus ccie labs one for Security and anotehr for R&S, worth the investment for the cd alone,
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing great examples, sample lab for the real thing and quality cd with loads of bonus, nice to add to my collection highly recommended