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HI Gang !!!

Anybody know about the 9e0-131 exam discussed below ?

Like what the exam entails or what study material is recommended ?

Best Regards !!

Chrisj

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Subject: New Cisco Certified Security Professional 


> Every organization has data, facilities, and workflow processes that 
> are mission critical to their success. As more organizations make 
> greater use of the Internet, it becomes critical that businesses 
> defend their networks against attacks. Productivity gains and returns 
> on company investments are at risk if the network is not defended. 
> 
> Cisco protects business from end to end, enabling business growth and 
> increased productivity. Unlike point security products that leave 
> vulnerable gaps, comprehensive solutions from Cisco embed integrated, 
> layered security throughout your entire network to tie separate 
> technologies and applications into a single, secure whole. 
> 
> Together with responsive, qualified partners, Cisco provides the 
> components and training to build and maintain an effective security 
> system that can safeguard your company's ability to generate revenue. 
> Regardless of the size of your business, Cisco network security 
> products and Cisco IOS(r) Software help keep your network secure.
> 
> To help meet your needs, on November 19, 2002, Cisco will announce the 
> new Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) and three new 
> security Cisco Qualified Specialists the Cisco Firewall Specialist, 
> the Cisco VPN Specialist, and the Cisco IDS Specialist. 
> Cisco is launching this new professional level security certification 
> in response to the heightened need for knowledgeable network 
> professionals who can design, build, and implement complete end-to-end 
> security solutions coupled with an industry demand to provide a 
> certification career path in the IT security market. This new 
> certification provides an individual with professional level 
> recognition in designing and implementing Cisco Secure networks.
> 
> To become a Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) you need to 
> hold a valid CCNA(r) certification and complete and pass the following 
> exams: 
> 
> Exam
> Recommended training
> 9E0-571 CSPFA
> or
> 9E0-111 CSPFA
> Cisco Secure Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) 2.1
> Cisco Secure Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) 3.0
> 
> 9E0-570 CSVPN
> or
> 9E0-121 CSVPN
> Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN ) 2.0
> Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN ) 3.0
> 
> 640-442 MCNS
> or
> 640-100 MCNS
> Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) 2.0
> Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) 3.0
> 
> 9E0-572 IDSPM
> or
> 9E0-100 CSIDS
> Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (CSIDS) 2.1
> Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (CSIDS) 3.0
> 
> 9E0-131 CSI
> Cisco SAFE Implementation (CSI) 1.0
> 
> The recommended training to prepare for the Cisco Certified Security 
> Professional (CCSP) certification is offered through the global 
> network of authorized Cisco Learning Partners.
> 
> Now until September 30, 2003, individuals who currently hold 
> the Cisco Security Specialist 1 certification can upgrade their 
> certification to become a Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) 
> by taking one new exam, Cisco SAFE Implementation (CSI 9EO-131). 
> Candidates with Cisco Security Specialist 1 certification have already 
> demonstrated their knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection 
> systems, and virtual private networks. Therefore, if they maintain 
> their CCNA  status and pass this additional exam, they can become a 
> Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP).  
> 
> Like other professional level Cisco certifications, the Cisco 
> Certified Security Professional is valid for three years.  
> 
> New Cisco Qualified Specialists for Firewall, VPN, and IDS
> The three new Cisco Qualified Specialists are being launched to 
> address the needs of individuals who want to validate skills in 
> specific areas of network security. These individuals most likely work 
> in organizations that have installed or are about to install Cisco 
> security products.
> 
> To earn the new focused certifications, you need to hold a valid CCNA 
> certification and complete and pass the following exams:
> 
> Focused Certification
> Exam
> Recommended training
> 
> Cisco Firewall Specialist
> 640-100 MCNS 
> and
> 9E0-111 CSPFA
> Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) 3.0
> Cisco Secure PIX(r) Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) 3.0
> 
> Cisco VPN Specialist
> 640-100 MCNS 
> and
> 9E0-121 CSVPN
> Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) 3.0
> Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN ) 3.0
> 
> Cisco IDS Specialist
> 640-100 MCNS 
> and
> 9E0-100 CSIDS
> Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS) 3.0
> Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (CSIDS) 3.0
> 
> 
> Individuals can still earn the Cisco Security Specialist 1 
> certification until February 28, 2003. After that date, this focused 
> certification will no longer be offered. For those who have already 
> earned the Cisco Security Specialist 1 certification, the 
> certification remains valid until two years from date of achievement.
> 
> Like all other focused Cisco certifications, all three new Cisco 
> Security Specialist certifications are valid for two years.  
> 
> Reminder: To apply your Cisco Career Certification or Cisco Qualified 
> Specialist toward any Cisco Partner Specializations, you must read and 
> accept the terms of the Cisco Career Certifications Agreement. Failure 
> to complete this step will prohibit processing of any certification or 
> specialization applications.