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CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 Official Cert Guide Hardcover – Sep 25 2011

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  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (Sept. 25 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587142791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587142796
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.2 x 24 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #791,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a network architect for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, ASA, FWSM, and Unified Wireless product lines. David has a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several Cisco Press titles, including Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition; Cisco Firewall Video Mentor; Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor; and CCNP SWITCH Exam Certification Guide.


David lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.


Dave Garneau is a senior member of the Network Security team at Rackspace Hosting, Inc., a role he started during the creation of this book. Before that, he was the principal consultant and senior technical instructor at The Radix Group, Ltd. In that role, Dave trained more than 3000 students in nine countries on Cisco technologies, mostly focusing on the Cisco security products line, and worked closely with Cisco in establishing the new Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) curriculum. Dave has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver (now being renamed Denver State University). Dave lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Vicki.


Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626, is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor and author regarding all levels and tracks of Cisco Certification. Anthony formally began his career in the information technology industry in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion–teaching and writing about Microsoft and Cisco technologies. Anthony joined Mastering Computers in 1996 and lectured to massive audiences around the world about the latest in computer technologies. Mastering Computers became the revolutionary online training company KnowledgeNet, and Anthony trained there for many years. Anthony is currently pursuing his second CCIE in the area of Security and is a full-time instructor for the next generation of KnowledgeNet, StormWind Live.

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Great book for CCNP Security Firewall exam Oct. 20 2011
By Drake - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book about a week ago from another source.

I deal with Cisco ASA firewalls on a daily basis and have installed over 150 of them. This book is a great addition to your library. Although, I'm only on chapter 4 page 140. I can honestly say the book is VERY easy to read. Lots and lots of information in the book that will help you on your daily job, manage and maintain Cisco ASA firewalls. This book is also a great source of study for you to pass your CCNP Security Firewall exam. I'm currently pursuing this professional certification.

All in all, it's a great book, easy read, lots of examples, easy to understand, and a whole lot of info that will help you pass the exam.

5 stars for me! =)

Great job with this book!
Great Book, but the Cert is History Aug. 31 2015
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This book is great. I need to learn about Cisco ASA's and this is just the right book for that. Even though it's a CCNP-level cert, the book doesn't start out expecting much more than a basic understanding of IOS. I didn't get very far in this one yet. Why? Because it turns out that this particular cert has been discontinued by Cisco. The cert is gone, but the technology covered here is essential for any CCNA. I will definitely get back to this book, and I'm likely to buy the CCNP VPN book for the same reasons.
I've read parts of four Cisco OCGs so far, and they're all extremely well-written, and easy to use for learning the technology whether your future includes a certification, or even if it doesn't. IMHO, these are the books to own to learn the technologies whether you care about certs or not.