CCSP Cisco Secure VPN Exam Certification Guide (CCSP Self-Study)
||Author: John Roland, Mark J. Newcomb|
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Publisher: Cisco Press (02 April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 68,909
Average Customer Rating: 2.9 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
CCSP Cisco Secure VPN Exam Certification Guide
Like other Cisco Press materials, this book does not cover the subject material in entirety if you are looking to pass the associated exam. I found this book lacking some in content, however this is remedied by going to Cisco's site for more information. I found the examples and illustrations to be very helpful, especially since there is a lot of GUI work with the concentrator software. This book coupled with resources on Cisco's site should adequately prepare the reader for the exam. The accompanying study CD with this book needs some serious attention, as it has numerous errors and I felt the content was only fair. Coverage of the 3002 hardware client is missing, yet heavily emphasized on the CSVPN 642-511 exam.
If you have a good working knowledge of the current Cisco VPN product line and technology, you should do fine with just this book as your guide. However if this is the only material you are studying from and do not have experience with the concentrators or client software, make certain you take in as much info off from Cisco's site as you can.
Overall I would rate this Cisco Press publication a 3+ out of 5, due to the fact there is a lot of material that isn't covered, and the accompanying CD seems to have a high number of inconsistencies. Compared to the PIX Firewall Advanced book, also from Cisco Press, this book is definitely inferior. I found that book to be much better organized and detailed compared to the Cisco Secure VPN book. I felt the authors knew the material however maybe could have added more information to include the latest VPN devices and client software; especially in the detail necessary to pass Cisco's tough exams.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Too Many Errors
I would have expected more coming from Cisco Press. This book is riddled with errors. What's worse yet is that the Boson practice test uses this book for reference; thereby making the Boson error prone as well. This practice software is bad too. I am very very disappointed with this material. I could have done a better job myself. If you are studying for the CCSP PIX exam, you're better off just using the material on Cisco's website. You can find everything you need there. Good luck!!
Rating: 2 out of 5
Is not enough !!
This book is not enough. I pass the exam 9E0-121 but a with a low score. I got questions no documented even in the cisco exam description. Questions about Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), The protocol used by the CRL Servers (LDAP/HTTP), Bandwidth Management (new in release 3.6.1), Diffie-Hellman Group 5 (DH5) (new in release 3.6.1), and more.
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