Cisco beefs up security training

Wednesday, 18 June 2003, 9:08 AM EST

Cisco announced the expansion of its security certification and training program to reflect the latest advances in Cisco security technology and industry expectations for IT professionals. Cisco has added two new comprehensive security design training courses, Designing Perimeter Security (DPS) and Designing VPN Security (DVS), and has also updated exams for the CCSP, Cisco Firewall Specialist, Cisco VPN Specialist and Cisco IDS Specialist certifications.

As Cisco's first training offerings in security design, the courses provide candidates with cutting-edge knowledge and skills essential to designing secure connectivity and network perimeters. Designing Perimeter Security is a three-day, leader-led course that conveys the knowledge and skills needed to secure network perimeters. The course outlines the function, features and limitations of firewalls, and details best practice firewall design guidelines and architectures based on a defined security policy. Guidelines on how to design high availability and high performance firewall systems and how to integrate applications with a particular firewall technology are also included.

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