The explosive growth of the Internet economy over the past several years and new IP-based enterprise applications has heightened requirements for continuous availability of mission-critical data. Today's network administrators and managers are under big pressure to satisfy ever-increasing demands from customers, suppliers, and employees for 100 percent network resource availability and access to applications and data. The end result is that the cost of a network security breach has never been higher. Accordingly, the demand for networking professionals with expert-level network security configuration and troubleshooting skills is also great. The Cisco Systems CCIE Security certification is a prestigious program that sets the professional benchmark for internetworking expertise, validating proficiency with advanced technical skills required to design, configure, and maintain a wide range of network security technologies.
CCIE Security Practice Labs provides a series of complete practice labs that mirror the difficult hands-on lab exam. Written by a CCIE Security engineer and Cisco Systems CCIE proctor, this book lays out seven end-to-end scenarios that are both complex and realistic, providing you with the practice needed to prepare for your lab examination and develop critical-thinking skills that are essential for resolving complex, real-world security problems. While many engineers are able to configure single technologies in standalone environments, most will struggle when dealing with integrated technologies in heterogeneous environments.
CCIE Security Practice Labs consists of seven full-blown labs. The book does not waste time covering conceptual knowledge found in other security manuals, but focuses exclusively on these complex scenarios. The structure of each chapter is the same, covering a broad range of security topics. Each chapter starts with an overview, equipment list, and general guidelines and instructions on setting up the lab topology, including cabling instructions, and concludes with verification, hints, and troubleshooting tips, which highlight show and debug commands. The companion CD-ROM contains solutions for all of the labs, including configurations and common show command output from all the devices in the topology.