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Does the CCNA course cover PIX firewalls?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Ricochet J, 25 Jun 2006.

  1. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,911

    As title really. Does the CCNA course teach you to configure PIX firewalls, or is it pretty much self explanitory once you know ACLs?

  2. mysticsniper


    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 9,880

    No it doesn't cover PIX firewalls, well it didn't when I took the course a few years ago. I think that they are covered in the CCSP course, but you must have to pass the CCNA course before starting the CCSP one :)


    I think now that you have to take a seperate course from the CCSP course, I am sure its called Securing Cisco IOS Networks (SECUR) course, but tbh, whatever you do you will have to start with the CCNA first them move into which area you are best suited
    Last edited: 25 Jun 2006
  3. mattreay


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 53

    Studied mine recently and to confirm mysticsniper, It still doesn't cover them.
  4. FordPrefect


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,715

    Pix isnt covered on the CCNA at all. Its part of the CCSP or CCIE tracks. For the CCSP you used to have to do 5 modules, securing CISCO IOS (access lists, authentication etc for use with cisco switches and routers running IOS), CSPFA (cisco secure pix firewall advanced), VPN concentrators, CISCO IDS, and SAFE (Ciscos own ideas on how to build a secure network). I know that some of the course titles including the PIX one have recently changed, but the structure is still the same. As said above you have to pass the CCNA inorder to get a PIX certification but its not a prerequestite for the PIX course. If you want a PIX certification but dont want to do VPN, IDS etc you can do the CFS (Cisco Firewall Specialist) for which you have to pass the CCNA, PIX exam and the securing cisco IOS exam.
  5. Rich


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,726

    The list is VPN, IPS, SNPA, SNRS and SND. There is also the option of doing HIPS now instead of VPN.