CCNP Security 642-627 IPS v7.0 Overview

Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0

Exam Number: 642-627

Associated Certifications: CCSP CCNP Security Cisco IPS Specialist

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes (60 – 70 questions)

Available Languages: English

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Exam Description

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 likely to be included on the 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 guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Pre-Production Design
  • Choose Cisco IPS technologies to implement HLD      
  • Choose Cisco products  to implement HLD      
  • Choose Cisco IPS features to implement HLD      
  • Integrate Cisco network security solutions with other security technologies      
  • Create and test initial Cisco IPS configurations for new devices/services   
Complex Support Operations
  • Optimize Cisco IPS security infrastructure device performance       
  • Create complex network security rules, to meet the security policy requirements      
  • Configure and verify the IPS features to identify threats and dynamically block them from entering the network      
  • Maintain, update and tune IPS signatures      
  • Use CSM and MARS for IPS management, deployment, and advanced event correlation.       
  • Optimize security functions, rules, and configuration   
Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Cisco IPS security software configuraiton fault finding and repairing
  • Advanced Cisco IPS sensor and module hardware fault finding and repairing