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CCNP Security Ips 642-627 Official Cert Guide (Exam Certification Guide)by David Burns
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CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide
Odunayo Adesina, CCIE® No. 26695
Keith Barker, CCIE No. 6783
. Master CCNP Security IPS 642-627 exam topics
. Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
. Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
. Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM
Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success
CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security IPS exam. Senior security engineers David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, and Keith Barker share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
The companion CD-ROM contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
CCNP Security IPS 642-627 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP Security IPS exam, including
The CD-ROM contains a free, complete practice exam.
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Category: Cisco Press–Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNP Security IPS 642-627
The official, comprehensive assessment, review, and practice guide for Cisco's latest CCNP Security IPS exam — direct from Cisco
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
About 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.
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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