With accelerated acceptance of IT as a business enabler, security has gained an increasing level of concern. As organizations expand their networks and interconnect, the emphasis on network security has moved to the forefront. The market for skilled security professionals has thus never been better. Keeping in mind that network security is simply security applied to networking, it only makes sense to develop and enhance skills on products that are the most recognized in the industry when working toward a network security certification.
The CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional) curriculum thus emphasizes secure VPN management, Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), PIX firewall, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Cisco Security Agent (CSA), and techniques to combine these technologies in a single, integrated network security solution.
Entrants to this training program are required to complete the CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional) certification
Cisco certification adds validity to an individual's achievement, increasing the holder's professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise. Cisco CCSP certification indicates knowledge of Cisco security products and technologies, as well as the skill to use them to build integrated network security solutions.
CCSP certification indicates that the holder can:
Secure the network infrastructure using Cisco security products and integrated technologies
Manage and deploy perimeter security, VPNs and intrusion protection technologies and solutions
Monitor and detect relevant security events
Manage network security to protect productivity gains and reduce costs
Once certified, membership benefits include various promotional tools such as a certificate of accomplishment, a wallet card, logo and designation for promotion to clients or potential employers and Access to the secure Cisco on-line tracking system for downloading logos, and tracking Cisco certification progress throughout the professional career.
Course duration and outline
The 116 Hr long training program from Karrox consists of the following training lessons
Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS)
Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN)
Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA)
Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)