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.