CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

The official, comprehensive assessment, review, and practice guide for Cisco's latest CCNP Security IPS exam -- direct from Cisco

  • Covers every new Cisco IPS exam topic, including Cisco IPS software, supporting devices, sensor installation and maintenance, policies, anomaly-based operation, events, virtualization, high availability, high performance, and hardware configuration
  • CD contains realistic practice tests
  • Includes extensive, proven features to help you review efficiently and remember key details

This is Cisco's official, comprehensive self-study resource for preparing for the new CCNP Security IPS exam, one of the four required exams for CCNP Security certification. Designed for intermediate-to-advanced level readers, it covers every objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. You will find: " Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge and focus study more efficiently " Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to actual configuration commands " Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list that candidates must know " Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features " Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan " Customizable practice test library on CD-ROM

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587142550
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Series: Official Cert Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 977,592
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Burns has in-depth knowledge of routing and switching technologies, network security, and mobility. He is currently a systems engineering manager for Cisco, covering various U.S. Service Provider accounts. Dave joined Cisco in July 2008 as a lead systems engineer in a number of areas that include Femtocell, Datacenter, MTSO, and Security Architectures, working for a U.S.-based SP Mobility account. He came to Cisco from a large U.S.-based cable company, where he was a senior network and security design engineer. Dave has held various roles prior to joining Cisco during his ten-plus years in the industry, working in SP operations, SP engineering, SP architecture, enterprise IT, and also U.S. military intelligence communications engineering. He holds various sales and industry/Cisco technical certifications, including the CISSP, CCSP, and CCDP, as well as two associate-level certifications. Dave recently passed the CCIE Security Written and is currently preparing for the CCIE Security Lab. Dave is a big advocate of knowledge transfer and sharing and has a passion for network technologies, especially as they relate to network security. Dave has been a speaker at Cisco Live on topics including Femtocell (IP Mobility) and IPS (Security). Dave earned his bachelor of science degree in telecommunications engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia, where he currently serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Computer & Electrical Engineering Technology School.

Odunayo Adesina, CCIE No. 26695 (Routing and Switching), is a systems engineer with Cisco in the U.S. commercial segment. In this role for over four years, Odunayo has worked with commercial customers in St. Louis, Missouri, to help develop their enterprise network architectures, which are typically a combination of borderless, collaboration, and virtualization solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in the industry and holds various industry and Cisco certifications, including the CISSP No. 54152, CCSP, CEH, and VSP. He was one of the first few people who were CSS1 certified when the Cisco security certification was first developed. Prior to his role at Cisco, Odunayo worked with a large service provider as a network engineer, implementing and managing security, routing, and switching solutions, and later as a security specialist, driving ISO 27001 compliance, developing and enforcing security policies for the enterprise. He also worked with Cisco partners, where he implemented solutions across many industry verticals. Odunayo holds a bachelor of technology degree in electronics and electrical engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783 R/S & Security, is a 27-year veteran of the networking industry. He currently works as a network engineer and trainer for Nova Datacom. His past experience includes EDS, Blue Cross, Paramount Pictures, and KnowledgeNET, and he has delivered CCIE-level training over the past several years. He is CISSP and CCSI certified, loves to teach, and keeps many of his video tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/keith6783. He can be reached at KBarker@NovaDatacom.com or by visiting http://www.NovaDatacom.com.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Cisco IPS Software and Supporting Devices
1. Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems
2. Cisco IPS Software, Hardware, and Supporting Applications
3. Network IPS Traffic Analysis Methods
4. Network IPS and IDS Deployment Architecture

Part II. Installing and Maintaining Cisco IPS Sensors
5. Integrate the Cisco IPS
6. Perform the Cisco IPS Sensor Initial Setup
7. Manage Cisco IPS Devices

Part III. Applying Cisco IPS Security Policies
8. Configure Basic Traffic Analysis
9. Implement Cisco IPS Signatures and Responses
10. Configuring Cisco IPS Signature Engines and the Signature Database
11. Deploying Anomaly-based Operation

Part IV. Deploying Anomaly-based Operation
12. Customizing Traffic Analysis
13. Managing False Positives and False Negatives
14. Improving Alarm and Response Quality

Part V. Managing and Analyzing Events
15. Installing and Integrating Cisco IPS Manager Express with Cisco IPS Sensors
16. Manage and Investigate Events using Cisco IME
17. Using IME Correlation, Reporting, Notification, and Archiving
18. Integrating Cisco IPS with CSM and Cisco Security MARS
19. Using the Cisco IntelliShield Database and Services

Part VI. Deploying Virtualization, High Availability, and High Performance Solutions
20. Using Cisco IPS Virtual Sensors
21. Deploying Cisco IPS for High Availability and High Performance

Part VII. Configuring and Maintaining Specific Cisco IPS Hardware
22. Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ASA SSM-AIP
23. Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco ISR IPS NME and AIM
24. Configuring and Maintaining the Cisco IDSM-2

Part VIII. Final Exam Preparation
25. Final Preparation

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