Cisco IPS Specialist

IPS Specialist

Learn more about the IPS Specialist certification.

Announcement

The Cisco IPS Specialist certification is scheduled to be retired. No new certifications will be issued beginning April 22, 2014.

The Cisco IPS Specialist certification recognizes security professionals who can deploy, configure, and troubleshoot the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to work well in a complete security solution. Additionally, the Cisco IPS Specialist is the foundation for individuals who can operate and monitor Cisco IOS Software and IPS technologies to prevent, understand, and respond to intrusion attempts.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Security or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-627 IPS
Last day to test:
April 21, 2014
Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
The Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) course is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy Cisco IPS-based security solutions.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-627 IPS

Last day to test: April 21, 2014
Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (IPS v7.0) exam is associated with the CCSP, CCNP Security and Cisco IPS Specialist certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills needed to deploy Cisco 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. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System course.

Complete one of the following recertification options every two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass a 642-XXX Security professional-level written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review

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