Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-825, Bryant's Advantage, ccnp, Cisco, ISCW, self-study guide, study guide
Hello again folks! So this time I’m getting ready to write my 3rd exam in the CCNP series of exams. The next exam is called the ISCW ( Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks). This is exam # 642-825.
The ISCW exam material seems to be smaller to me. I’ve also heard it is easier than the BSCI and the BCMSN. It covers topics such as
- Basic configurations for Cisco routers when you’re configuring them in a teleworker scenario such as with DSL or Cable Internet.
- IPSec VPN
- Mitigation of Common Network attacks
- IOS Firewall
- Hardening of Cisco Devices
Now that does sound like a lot of material but it shouldn’t be too bad considering how crazy the BSCI exam was. I figure if I wrote the BSCI successfully the rest should be comparitively easier (not easy, but just in comparison). So since I was so successful with the last two, I’m not going to abandon my strategy. A combination of the learning from my boot camp combined with the Cisco self-study guide, more lab time and the Bryant’s Advantage study guide should allow me to pass the exam.