This Study Guide is an introduction to the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certification
track. It will help improve your Cisco security skills so that you can have more
opportunities for a better job or job security. Security experience has been the buzzword and
it will continue to be because networks need security.
Cisco has been pushing further into the security market, and having a Cisco security certification
will greatly expand your opportunities. Let this Study Guide be not only your resource for the
Securing Cisco IOS Networks, Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced, Cisco Security Intrusion
Detection Systems, Cisco Secure VPN, and Cisco SAFE Implementation exams but also an aid
when you’re gaining hands-on experience in the field.
Not only will this Study Guide help with your pursuit of you CCSP, but it will improve your
understanding of everything related to security internetworking, which is relevant to much
more than Cisco products. You’ll have a solid knowledge of network security and how different
technologies work together to form a secure network. Even if you don’t plan on becoming a
security professional, the concepts covered in this Study Guide are beneficial to every networking
professional. Employees with a Cisco security certification are in high demand, even at companies
with only a few Cisco devices. Since you have decided to become Cisco security–certified,
this Study Guide will put you way ahead on the path to that goal.
The CCSP reach is beyond the popular certifications such as the CCNA/CCDA and CCNP/
CCDP to provide you with a greater understanding of today’s secure network, with insight into
the Cisco secure world of internetworking.