In this chapter, you will learn:
To secure the documents required to prepare for the exam
The published exam topics
The skills and knowledge required to assure a successful attempt
To configure any connections covered in any CCSP exam (simulation)
The Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certification validates knowledge of how the following devices and technologies can be used to secure a network using Cisco IOS Software, Cisco Secure ACS, Cisco PIX Firewalls, the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Series, IDS technologies, and CiscoWorks VMS. Any concepts and technologies covered in the other four CCSP exams have to be considered fair game for inclusion in this exam.
A CCSP candidate should be able to use the knowledge and skills acquired in preparation for the four main CCSP exams plus the design information from the SAFE document(s) to do the following:
Design end-to-end network security solutions using the Cisco SAFE Blueprint
Use Cisco security devices and technologies to implement a defense-in-depth strategy
Manage network security for maximum productivity
The following information is as complete and accurate as possible at the time of publication, but Cisco reserves the right to update and modify any of its exams to reflect changes in technology and the industry. It is always prudent to check the Cisco web site for the most recent information.