CCSP SNPA Official Exam Certification Guide (3rd Edition) April 2006

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CCSP SNPA Official Exam Certification Guide (3rd Edition) April 2006

Assessment, review, and practice for CCSP SNPA exam 642-522

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the SNPA exam, including:
  • Firewall technologies
  • Cisco Security Appliance translation and connection
  • Access control configuration
  • Modular policy framework
  • Security contexts
  • Syslog
  • Routing protocol support
  • Failover
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)
  • Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
  • Content filtering
  • Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) configuration
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and advanced protocol handling

    CCSP SNPA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is a best-of-breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA) exam. Network security consultant, Michael Gibbs, shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your knowledge of firewall and Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) security. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    This 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 allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts.

    The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text.

    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    CCSP SNPA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems® 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, visit

    Companion CD-ROM

    The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the SNPA exam, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format.

    This volume is part of the Exam Certification 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.