Checkpoint firewall? Cisco PIX?...

seth223ukseth223uk Posts: 158Member
Hey everyone im back posting again after extensive studying for my CCDA cert. I have a few questions for anyone high up in the cisco area or anyone that can answer this....

What is checkpoint firewall and cisco PIX, how can i learn about and become certified in these areas, i am not familar in the specialist areas so anyone to help clarify would be great. I just need to know how many exams to get solid understanding in both

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  • seth223ukseth223uk Posts: 158Member
    as no one seems to know i checked for myself and found that i need to take the cisco firewall specialist cert and its only one exam
    Cheating - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme ' that book is a fraud '
  • cresswellscresswells Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Checkpoint firewall is software from Checkpoint that appears standalone on PC's, on Nokia firewalls and on Nortel routers amongst others.

    PIX is Cisco's own technology, from an aquisition. Both are very effective. Big difference is that PIX is a packet filter ONLY.
  • seth223ukseth223uk Posts: 158Member
    rrr i c i thought checkpoint was cisco proprietry. How do i become skilled in the checkpoint area? Are there any certs for that? There is one for pix isnt there? Its the firewall specialist one.

    have you taken any?
    thanks for the reply icon_wink.gif
    Cheating - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme ' that book is a fraud '
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin Admin
    There is one for pix isnt there? Its the firewall specialist one.
    yes, and those two exams also count towards CCSP

    icon_arrow.gif www.checkpoint.com/services/education/certification/index.html
  • seth223ukseth223uk Posts: 158Member
    hmm dont understand you mr webmaster. I never mentioned two exams only the PIX for firewall specialist. CCSA and E is cisco cert is it not or is it now checkpoint very confusing!!
    Cheating - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme ' that book is a fraud '
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Posts: 1,945Member
    seth223uk wrote:
    hmm dont understand you mr webmaster. I never mentioned two exams only the PIX for firewall specialist. CCSA and E is cisco cert is it not or is it now checkpoint very confusing!!

    The current Cisco Pix Firewall Specialist is 2 exams:
    642-501 SECUR - Securing Cisco IOS Networks
    642-521 CSPFA - Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/le3/le2/le41/le56/learning_certification_type_home.html

    These two exams are part of Cisco's CCSP certification. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/le3/le2/le37/le54/learning_certification_type_home.html

    Just because an cert starts with a CC does not mean it is a cisco certification. CC can stand for Checkpoint Certified or Citrix Certified. In this case it stand for Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator and Checkpoint Certified Security Expert.
    Andy

    2017 Goals: 1 of 5 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
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