Richard Deal is an HP instructor who holds the following certifications: HP AIS Network
Infrastructure, HP ASE Network Infrastructure, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP),
Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), and Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI).
Richard has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, HP networking instructor,
Cisco instructor (CCSI), and course developer.
Richard is a 25-year veteran of the network industry. He was the developer for the HP ATP
Network Implementer Course. He has also published several books, including Cisco PIX Firewalls,
Cisco ASA Configuration, The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide, Cisco Router Security,
and CCNA Security Study Guides.