Q. What is the SC0-451 exam?
A. The Security Certified Network Specialist (SC0-451) certification is designed to examine the knowledge of networking and security skills required by a network security professional. This validation is done basically on the following technologies: Network Defense Fundamentals, Advanced TCP/IP, Routers and Access Control Lists, Designing Firewalls, Configuring Firewalls, Configuring Virtual Private Networks, Designing an Intrusion Detection System, Configuring an Intrusion Detection System and Securing Wireless Networks.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the SC0-451 exam?
A. There are no specific prerequisites for this test but any kind of Security+ certification or its equivalent work experience is recommended.

Q. What credit does the SC0-451 exam provide?
A. It provides a track for the following certifications:

  1. Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
  2. Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
  3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  4. Certified Information Security Manager(CISM)
  5. Certified Wireless Security Professional(CWSP)
  6. Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH)
  7. Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. The exam SC0-451 provides the Security Certified Network Specialist certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt 60 questions

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all the questions in approximately 90 minutes

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. The exam SC0-451 is in linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. You need to score 75% to pass the exam.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Students failing to pass the SC0-451 exam on their first attempt may retake the exam again at any time. If a student fails to pass the exam on the second attempt also then the student has to wait for 30 days to retake the exam. If you pass the exam, you will have to wait for one year before you may attempt the exam again?

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. Having such certification shows the eligibility graph of a candidate in today’s IT industry. People with security certifications receive consistently more appointments from today’s industries and get higher base salary, bonuses, and raises as compared with other, less specialized IT positions.

Q. Is the SC0-451 exam right for me?
A. Yes. Because having such certification shows the eligibility graph of a candidate in today’s IT industry. People with security certifications receive consistently more appointments from today’s industries and get higher base salary, bonuses, and raises as compared with other, less specialized IT positions.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the SC0-451 exam?
A. This exam covers the following topics:

  1. Network Defense Fundamentals
  2. Hardening Routers and Access Control Lists
  3. Implementing IPSec and Virtual Private Network
  4. Advanced TCP/IP
  5. Securing Wireless Networks
  6. Designing and Configuring Intrusion Detection Systems
  7. Designing and Configuring Firewall Systems

Q. Where to take the test?
A. SCP exams can be taken at Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centres.

Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The exam fee is $179 (USD).

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