24. February 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Cisco

I completed my CCNP Security a while back, but I take one Cisco professional level exam each year to keep my training current, and to re-certify all of my credentials. I recently took and passed Cisco CCNP Security SISAS (300-208). As of this writing, the official certification guide had not been released. This made studying for this test very difficult. I used the Cisco Identity Services Engine Administrator Guide and video training from both CBT Nuggets and iPexpert. In case anyone is interested, I’ve decided to share the notes I took in preparation.

While the training from CBT Nuggets was excellent, I found that that video series alone was insufficient to cover all of the material. The training I purchased from iPexpert seemed to fill in the gaps and add a lot of additional detail.

CCNP Security SISAS Notes (PDF)

08. August 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Cisco

I recently took and passed Cisco CCNP Security FIREWALL (642-618). Unfortunately the test changed from 642-617 to 642-618 while I was in the middle of studying, so I had to study the deltas between the old and new tests using the Cisco Press guide. I used CBT Nuggets video training for 642-617 and the official Cert Guide from Cisco Press for 642-618. The biggest difference is that 642-617 covers ASA OS up to version 8.2, whereas 642-618 covers 8.3 and 8.4. In case anyone is interested, I’ve decided to share the notes I took in preparation.

Pro tip: Cisco made major changes to the way NAT is configured and processed in OS versions 8.3 and later versus 8.2 and before. Know them well.

CCNP Security FIREWALL Notes (PDF)