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By goromjunglee ·
Much appreciated if you could elaborate on this certification in terms of its usefulness etc. Further, could you please clarify the choice of exams that make up this certification? Why has Cisco given a choice of exams?

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by timwalsh In reply to Cisco Certified Security ...

Usefullness: This certification is directed at individuals needing to set up a secure network using Cisco products. While many of the security principles used are universal, the certification is still vendor specific. Unless you are currently working or plan to work in a Cisco-intensive environment, this certification probably won't be useful to you.

Exams: There are currently 5 exams for this certification. Four of the tests have alternates that cover previous versions of the Cisco curriculum. Cisco periodically updates its curriculum to cover new security principles as well as new Cisco products. When they do this, they also update their exams.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Cisco Certified Security ...

Here's the info I received:

Cisco Systems Inc. has added to its certification program. The new
credentials include three new Cisco Qualified Specialist certifications?
Cisco Firewall Specialist, Cisco VPN Specialist and Cisco IDS
Specialist?and one professional-level career certification, the Cisco
Certified Security Professional (CCSP). The new certifications were
designed to satisfy the heightened need for network professionals who
know how to design, build and implement security solutions.

The new Cisco Qualified Specialist certifications are designed to help
IT professionals reach a high level of technical knowledge and skill
using Cisco's security technology and solutions. All three of the new
security-focusedspecialist certifications require the Cisco Certified
Network Associate (CCNA) certification as a prerequisite.

The Cisco Firewall Specialist certification tests the candidate's
ability to secure network access using Cisco IOS Software and Cisco PIX
Firewall Technologies. Two exams are required: #640-100, Managing Cisco
Network Security and #9E0-111, Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced.

The Cisco VPN (virtual private network) Specialist certification
measures candidates' ability to configure VPNs across shared public
networks using Cisco IOS Software and Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator
technologies. Two exams are required: #640-100 and #9E0-121, Cisco
Secure VPN.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Cisco Certified Security ...

The Cisco IDS (Intrusion Detection System) Specialist works with Cisco
IOS Software and IDS technologies to detect and handle network
intrusions. Two exams are required: #640-100 and #9E0-100, Cisco Secure
Intrusion Detection System.

The new CCSP certification is designed to test IT professionals on
developing business solutions and integrating security devices with
underlying network architecture. Candidates interested in pursuing the
CCSP must first acquire the CCNA credential. To earn the CCSP,
candidates must pass five exams covering various Cisco security
technologies including Secure PIX Firewall Advanced, Cisco Secure
Intrusion Detection Systems, Cisco Secure VPN and Cisco SAFE
Implementation (exam #9E0-131, which is scheduled to be available Dec.
31, 2002).

CCSP certification lasts for three years, and the new Specialist
certifications are valid for two years. Exams can be taken at VUE and
Prometric testing locations. For more information on Cisco's new
security certifications, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/training.

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