Yesterday, April 25th I took and passed the Cisco CCNA Security exam. 640-553(1.0)
I want to thank everyone in the security group who asked questions and alowed me to troll their posts. First I will mention the materials I used
Catherin Parquets CCNA Press book
Ciso Press Lab Book
CBT Nuggets Security videos
GNS3 a security image and heavy use of SDM.
for the tripple AAA and Raidus Labs I used Windows server 2003 (IAS)
you can use Windows sever 2008 (NPS)
Thanks for your feed back !
How helpful was the CBT nuggets videos ? Does it cover most of topics ? I find them really complet (love all Jeremy's videos) to put in practice what we learn but are they good for the certification test too ?
Thanks again !
Martin you can still schedual the orignal version until September 30th. You can't schedual the new version of the test 2.0 640-554 Until October 1st. In addition the book does not even come out until July acording to BN.com June acording to Cisco Press.
Paulo, the CBT Nuggets are a very good starting point and Jeremy is of course an amazing instructor. The test however goes into specifics that you will need to practice. It's alot like when your reading one of the Cisco books and they have screen captures of a config proccess, you may of read it but did you really understand it until you did it yourself. This is why I go the lab book.