CCNA Security

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Jul 20th, 2009

I'm looking to study for the CCNA security, and eventually CCSP. I am familiar with the PIX/ASA command set the FWSM modules and to a lesser extent the IPS devices and mondules. However the IINS blueprint only mentions routers.

How easy will it be to transfer my knowledge to this hardware? I have access to a number of old (2600) routers, will these be sufficient for a lab environment, and what image would I need to run for the feature sets used on the exam?

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Collin Clark Mon, 07/20/2009 - 06:01

If you have a solid foundation in the ASA/IPS/networking, then it should be pretty easy to transfer that knowledge to a router. If your 2600's are XM models, you can download the Advanced Security image. If the routers are not XMs, take a look at buying something from the 800 series. They're relatively cheap and run the IOS you need for testing. You will probably want to get the memory kit so you can run the full IPS on it.

Hope that helps and good luck on your exams.

srue Mon, 07/20/2009 - 08:52

provided enough memory, you can run XM images on the basic 2600's. You can also use dynamips/GNS3.


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