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1. CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide 1st Edition by Keith Barker, Scott Morris

CCNA Security 640-554 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.

· Master Cisco CCNA Security 640-554 exam topics
· Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
· Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
· Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

CCNA Security 640-554 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA Security IINS exam. Expert networking professionals Keith Barker and Scott Morris share 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.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Security IINS exam, including:

  • Network security concepts
  • Security policies and strategies
  • Network foundation protection (NFP)
  • Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP)
  • Management plane security
  • AAA security
  • Layer 2 security threats
  • IPv6 security
  • Threat mitigation and containment
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls and ASA firewalls
  • Intrusion prevention and detection systems
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cryptography
  • Site-to-site IPsec VPNs and SSL VPNs

2. Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS 640-554) Foundation Learning Guide (2nd Edition) (Foundation Learning Guides) 2nd Edition by Catherine Paquet

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) Foundation Learning Guide, Second Edition, 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.

  • Develop a comprehensive network security policy to counter threats against information security
  • Secure borderless networks
  • Learn how to use Cisco IOS Network Foundation Protection (NFP) and Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP)
  • Securely implement the management and reporting features of Cisco IOS devices
  • Deploy Cisco Catalyst Switch security features
  • Understand IPv6 security features

  • Plan threat control strategies

  • Filter traffic with access control lists

  • Configure ASA and Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls

  • Implement intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and network address translation (NAT)

  • Secure connectivity with site-to-site IPsec VPNs and remote access VPNs

3. CCNA Security Self-Practice Review Questions for the security track: 2015 Edition by ExamREVIEW

The new CCNA Security Exam 640-554 IINS is an associate level exam that can earn you the CCNA Security certification. The certification aims to allow one to demonstrate the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities, and mitigate these accordingly. 

We create these self-practice test questions referencing the concepts and principles currently valid in the exam. Each question comes with an answer and a short explanation which aids you in seeking further study information. For purpose of exam readiness drilling, this product includes questions that have varying numbers of choices. Some have 2 while some have 5 or 6. 

We want to make sure these questions are tough enough to really test your readiness and draw your focus to the weak areas. Think of these as challenges presented to you so to assess your comprehension of the subject matters. The goal is to reinforce learning, to validate successful transference of knowledge and to identify areas of weakness that require remediation.

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Support for 200+ router and switch commands


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Network designer that provides drag and drop feature for inserting devices and connectors. GUI based device configurator.


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