642-627 IPS

Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System

Exam Number 642-627 IPS
Last day to test: April 21, 2014
Associated Certifications CCNP Security
Cisco IPS Specialist
Duration 90 minutes (60 - 70 questions)
Available Languages English
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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.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

  • 32%     1.0   Pre-Production Design

      • 1.1   Choose Cisco IPS technologies to implement HLD
      • 1.2   Choose Cisco products to implement HLD
      • 1.3   Choose Cisco IPS features to implement HLD
      • 1.4   Integrate Cisco network security solutions with
                other security technologies
      • 1.5   Create and test initial Cisco IPS configurations
                for new devices/services
  • 55%     2.0   Complex Support Operations

      • 2.1   Optimize Cisco IPS security infrastructure
                device performance
      • 2.2   Create complex network security rules, to
                meet the security policy requirements
      • 2.3   Configure and verify the IPS features to
                identify threats and dynamically block
                them from entering the network
      • 2.4   Maintain, update and tune IPS signatures
      • 2.5   Use CSM and MARS for IPS management, deployment,
                and advanced event correlation
      • 2.6   Optimize security functions, rules, and
  • 13%     3.0   Advanced Troubleshooting

      • 3.1   Advanced Cisco IPS security software
                configuration fault finding and repairing
      • 3.2   Advanced Cisco IPS sensor and module hardware
                fault finding and repairing
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS )

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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