Cisco IPS 6.0 Instructor Series: Signatures

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

Overview

This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 3 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.

Prerequisites

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

109 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Cisco IPS Signatures and Alerts

Labs: Configuring Cisco IPS Signatures and Alerts

Examining the Signature Engines

Customizing Signatures

  • – Explain the need to tune signatures – Tune and create signatures to accomplish noise reduction – Tune and create signatures to accomplish false positive reduction – Tune and create signatures to accomplish false negative reduction – Tune and create signatures to focus a Cisco IPS sensor on the environment – Describe examples of different signature tuning scenarios – Design and create custom signatures – Describe examples of creating custom signatures
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