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CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide
     

CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide

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by Howard Hooper
 

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

Configuring policies, inheritance, and attributes

· AnyConnect Remote Access VPN solutions

· AAA and Dynamic Access Policies (DAP)

· High availability and performance

· Clientless VPN solutions

· SSL VPN with Cisco

Overview

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

Configuring policies, inheritance, and attributes

· AnyConnect Remote Access VPN solutions

· AAA and Dynamic Access Policies (DAP)

· High availability and performance

· Clientless VPN solutions

· SSL VPN with Cisco Secure Desktop

· Easy VPN solutions

· IPsec VPN clients and site-to-site VPNs

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; 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.

CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security VPN exam. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Howard Hooper shares 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 VPN 642-648 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 a powerful testing 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 VPN 642-648 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587204470
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
1,371,703
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Howard Hooper, CCIE No. 23470, CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA, works as a network consultant and trainer for Transcend Networks Ltd., specializing in network design, installation, and automation for enterprise and government clients. He has worked in the network industry for 10 years, starting his career in the service provider field as a support engineer, before moving on to installations engineer and network architect roles, working on small, medium, enterprise, and service provider networks. In his spare time, Howard is a professional skydiver and Cisco Academy instructor. When he is not freefalling from more than 13,500 feet at his local drop zone, he is teaching the CCNA syllabus at his local Cisco Academy.

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CCNP Security VPN 642-648 Official Cert Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
Given the sheer length of this book, Hooper (and perhaps his editor also) is to be commended for including a "Do I Know This Already" quiz at the start of each chapter. It can greatly help you either prepare for the Cisco Security VPN exam or simply to efficiently study this topic for your own needs. The latter could arise in the context of you being a network administrator who has to setup a VPN using Cisco hardware and firmware. The book is suitable in this dual role. The early chapters provide an overview of how a VPN works that is a fairly general discussion, largely independent of Cisco hardware. You get a good idea of the state of VPN usage. One example is the recent deprecation of port forwarding. Mostly because it needs root (superuser) access on the remote client, and because an application needs to be installed there and only rudimentary TCP applications are usually supported. Instead, smart tunnels are the recommended alternative. The local user no longer needs root access on her machine, there are more supported applications and she does not have to reconfigure her local application settings. The text relates that smart tunnels are faster than client server plug-ins. What else looks interesting in the book? There is a mass of material. But the Cisco Secure Desktop seems a nifty package. The idea is to pre-check the machine that the user uses, and to do a clean up operation after she finishes. The latter is to remove any settings (like in the registry of a Microsoft machine) that she made that could be used later by a rogue. For example, in a replay attack. While the pre-check attempts tests like looking for a keystroke logger. The logger is an insidious malware attack vector, which can be instantiated as hardware or software. Unfortunately I cannot tell from the text whether the attempted detection of the logger is for only a hardware logger, only a software logger or both. Nor does the book say what its efficacy is. A pity. From my background in antispam and antiphishing, how the logger detector works was the most interesting part of the book. Now granted, Cisco might well want to keep its details as a trade secret, in part to avoid crackers trying to circumvent.
FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Do you need help in trying to pass the CCNP Security VPN certification exam (642-648)? If you do, then this book is for you! Author Howard Hooper, has done an outstanding job of writing a second edition of a book that focuses on the application of security principles, with regard to Cisco IOS routers, switches, and virtual private network devices. Author Hooper, begins with a discussion of the ASA operation and architecture. Then, the author focuses on the different methods that are used to apply policies and their contained attributes for controlling and ultimately securing remote servers. Next, he introduces you to the Cisco clientless Secure Sockets Layer VPN implementation. The author also covers the advanced settings that are available for the clientless SSL VPN deployment and the available application access methods and their configuration. He continues by focusing on the available customization options when approaching the task of customizing the clientless SSL VPN environment for remote users. Then, the author examines the implementation and configuration of group policies and the available attributes contained within. Next, he examines the available HA and performance enhancements that can be deployed when working with clientless SSL VPN solutions. The author also introduces you to the Cisco AnyConnect remote-access VPN configuration and client software. He continues by discussing the available mechanisms that can be configured to successfully authenticate your remote users. Then, the author reviews the various methods of the AnyConnect client deployment and installation available. Next, he describes the role and implementation of advanced authorization, which enables you to maintain complete control over the resources of remote users that can or cannot access before and during their connection to the VPN deployment. The author also reviews the different types of redundancy and high availability that you can deploy on the ASA device through configuration of the AnyConnect client or with external hardware. He continues by reviewing the Cisco Secure Desktop environment and associated modules for use with both the AnyConnect client and the clientless SSL VPN. Next, he introduces you to the Cisco IPSec VPN Client and its available methods of installation, configuration, and advanced customization. The author also introduces you to the Cisco Easy VPN client and server architecture. He continues by reviewing the configuration of PKI and its subsequent implementation with Easy VPN deployments. Then, the author describes the implementation of group policies and the attributes that can be included to provide advanced authorization of remote users. Next, he shows you how to put the mechanisms in place to provide a high-availability solution that will protect an organization form outages alongside an Easy VPN deployment. The author also introduces you to the Easy VPN hardware client capabilities of the ASA 5505 device and the configuration required for successful deployment. Finally, he lists the exam preparation tools that are useful at this point in the study process, and provides a suggested study plan.This most excellent book has been written with the same format and incorporates tools to assist you by assessing your current knowledge and emphasizing specific areas of interest. Perhaps more importantly, as you read through this great book, you will find that your test-taking skills will improve by continued exposure to the test format