CCSP CSI Exam Certification Guide, 2nd Edition (CCSP Self-Study, 642-541)

The official self-study test preparation guide for the CCSP CSI exam 642-541

This study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCSP CSI exam, including
Classifying and mitigating network attacks

Securing designs for small, medium-sized, remote-user, and enterprise networks

Understanding the SAFE network modules

Using Host IPS and the Cisco Security Agent

Identifying security threats

Securing a wireless network

Applying the SAFE Blueprint to networks utilizing IP telephony

Implementing appropriate security products to prevent or counteract vulnerabilities

Defining a security policy

Using the Cisco Secure product portfolio, including perimeter security, IDS, secure connectivity, security management, and Cisco AVVID

Understanding the SAFE architectural overview

CCSP CSI Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is a best-of-breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CSI exam. Inside, you’ll find preparation hints and test-taking tips to help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual and hands-on knowledge of network security.

CCSP CSI Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Foundation Summary lists and tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions reinforce key concepts. An entire chapter of scenarios helps you place the exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. New in this edition is coverage of wireless networks, IP telephony, Host Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and enterprise networks.

The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting links to the text for further review and helping you devise a complete study plan.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, challenging review questions, and hands-on exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCSP CSI Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is part of a recommended study program from Cisco Systems that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Companion CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains more than 200 practice questions for the CCSP CSI exam, including simulation-based questions and the full text in electronic format.

CD-ROM test engine powered by Boson Software is a Cisco Learning Partner.

This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.


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