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IPS - Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (IPS)

The Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) v7.0 course is a five-day course aims at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills that are needed to deploy Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)-based security solutions. Successful graduates will be able to reduce risk to the IT infrastructure and applications using Cisco IPS features, and provide detailed operations support for the Cisco IPS.

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Prerequisites


To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Knowledge and skills attainted from attending prerequisite authorized Cisco courses: ICND 1 & 2 or CCNA Bootcamp, and IINS

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Introduction to Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Cisco IPS Software and Supporting Devices


Lesson 1: Evaluating Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems
Lesson 2: Choosing Cisco IPS Software, Hardware, and Supporting Applications
Lesson 3: Evaluating Network IPS Traffic Analysis Methods, Evasion Possibilities, and Anti-Evasive
Lesson 4: Choosing a Network IPS and IDS Deployment Architecture

Module 2: Installing and Maintaining Cisco IPS Sensors


Lesson 1: Integrating the Cisco IPS Sensor into a Network
Lesson 2: Performing the Cisco IPS Sensor Initial Setup
Lesson 3: Managing Cisco IPS Devices

Module 3: Applying Cisco IPS Security Policies


Lesson 1: Configuring Basic Traffic Analysis
Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco IPS Signatures and Responses
Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco IPS Signature Engines and the Signature Database
Lesson 4: Deploying Anomaly-Based Operation

Module 4: Adapting Traffic Analysis and Response to the Environment


Lesson 1: Customizing Traffic Analysis
Lesson 2: Managing False Positives and False Negatives
Lesson 3: Improving Alarm and Response Quality

Module 5: Managing and Analyzing Events


Lesson 1: Installing and Integrating Cisco IPS Manager Express with Cisco IPS Sensors
Lesson 2: Managing and Investigating Events Using Cisco IPS Manager Express
Lesson 3: Using Cisco IME Reporting and Notifications
Lesson 4: Integrating Cisco IPS with Cisco Security Manager and Cisco Security MARS
Lesson 5: Using the Cisco IntelliShield Database and Services

Module 6: Deploying Virtualization, High Availability, and High Performance Solutions


Lesson 1: Using Cisco IPS Virtual Sensors
Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco IPS for High Availability and High Performance

Module 7: Configuring and Maintaining Specific Cisco IPS Hardware


Lesson 1: Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ASA AIP-SSM and AIP-SSC-5 Modules
Lesson 2: Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME Modules
Lesson 3: Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco IDSM-2