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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security 642-627 IPS

Course Title: Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System

Course Code: IPS 642-627
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) training course has been designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, configure, and maintain a Cisco IPS sensor for small, medium, and enterprise networks. The course also describes the procedures for managing intrusion prevention system (IPS) alarms.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the IPS 642-627 Cisco training course are primarily network designers and security administrators, however network administrators and engineer as welll as systems engineers will also benefit from attending this course. This course is also recommended for Internetwork professionals who seek Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security certification. Please note that certification replaces the CCSP certification and is tuned specifically to the role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the IPS 642-627 course candidates will be able to:
  • Explain how the Cisco IPS protects network devices from attacks
  • Install and configure the basic settings on a Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor
  • Use the Cisco IDM to configure built-in signatures to meet the requirements of a given security policy
  • Configure some of the more advanced features of the Cisco IPS product line
  • Initialise and install the rest of the Cisco IPS family of products into an environment
  • Use the CLI and the Cisco IDM to obtain system information, and configure the Cisco IPS sensor to allow an SNMP NMS to monitor the Cisco IPS sensor.

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the IPS 642-627 Cisco training course should be familiar with networking and security terms and concepts, have completed the Securing Cisco Network Devices (SND) course and have a strong user-level experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Testing and Certification

The IPS Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-533 IPS - Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System exam and is associated with the CCSP and the Security Specialisations.

Course Content

Intrusion Prevention Overview:
  • Explaining Intrusion Prevention
  • Examining Cisco IPS Products
  • Examining Cisco IPS Sensor Software Solutions
  • Examining Evasive Techniques
Installation of a Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor:
  • Installing a Cisco IPS Sensor Using the CLI
  • Using the Cisco IDM
  • Configuring Basic Sensor Settings
Cisco IPS Signatures:
  • Configuring Cisco IPS Signatures and Alerts
  • Examining the Signature Engines
  • Customising Signatures
Advanced Cisco IPS Configuration:
  • Performing Advanced Tuning of Cisco IPS Sensors
  • Monitoring and Managing Alarms
  • Configuring a Virtual Sensor
  • Configuring Advanced
  • Features Configuring Blocking
Additional Cisco IPS Devices:
  • Installing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2
  • Initialising the Cisco ASA AIP-SSM
Cisco IPS Sensor Maintenance:
  • Maintaining Cisco IPS Sensors Managing Cisco IPS Sensors
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