Cisco IPS 6.0 Instructor Series: Advanced Configurations, Part 1

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 4 of 6 of the Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) 6.0 series. This course delivers the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, configure, and maintain a Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) sensor for small, medium, and enterprise networks, and also procedures for managing IPS alarms.

Target Audience

This course is a necessity for any student that desires to learn more about securing networks using the latest in Cisco technologies. This course is also recommended for any student interested in professional level Cisco certifications or beyond.


The IPS course focuses on the technology required for securing complex networks. To fully benefit from this course, the student must be familiar with general networking concepts and have Cisco router operation and configuration experience. The student should also be familiar with the Windows Operating System. Successful completion of the course Securing Cisco Network Devices (or equivalent experience) is strongly recommended.

Expected Duration

48 min.

Course Objectives

Performing Advanced Tuning of Cisco IPS Sensors

Labs: Performing Advanced Tuning of Cisco IPS Sensors

Monitoring and Managing Alarms

Configuring a Virtual Sensor

  • – Explain the principles behind virtual sensors – Prepare for creating virtual sensors by creating inline pairs, signature policies. event action rules, and anomaly detection policies – Create a virtual sensor by giving it a name and assigning interfaces