Cisco IPS 7.0: Configuring and Maintaining Cisco IPS Hardware

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


Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) Security Services Module (SSM) and AIP Security Services Card 5 (SSC-5) modules, Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Advanced Integration Module (AIM) and Network Module Enhanced (NME) modules, and the Cisco Intrusion Detection System Services Module 2 (IDSM-2) module allow you to provide rich IPS functionality that is integrated into various Cisco products.
This course focuses on configuration and maintenance procedures that are specific to these integration modules as opposed to standalone Cisco IPS appliances.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP Security, Cisco Certified Security Professional CCSP Certification or Cisco IPS Specialist Certification designation. Established IT professionals with a good understanding of networking and Cisco technology, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of devices used to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and network devices that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure. Candidates who have completed the Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Certification – Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Overview of Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules

  • differentiate between the Cisco ASA AIP SSC and AIP SSM modules and the IPS 4200 Series sensors
  • Initializing the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC Modules

  • describe how to manage the Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC
  • match the Cisco ASA SSM and AIP SSC initialization steps to their descriptions
  • Traffic Analysis with the Cisco ASA

  • describe how to configure a Cisco IPS traffic redirection policy on a Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance
  • troubleshoot Cisco ASA AIP SSM and AIP SSC integration
  • Initializing the Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME

  • differentiate between Cisco ISR IPS AIM and Cisco ISR IPS NME and the Cisco IPS 4200 series sensors
  • recognize the Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME initialization steps
  • Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME Traffic Analysis and Troubleshooting

  • describe how to configure traffic forwarding integration of Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME with the Cisco ISR and ISR Generation 2 platforms
  • recognize how to troubleshoot Cisco ISR IPS AIM and IPS NME Cisco ISR and ISR G2 integration
  • Cisco IDSM-2 Module Overview

  • describe how mode selection effects the features of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2
  • sequence the steps to initialize the Cisco IDSM-2
  • Integrating IDSM-2 with the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch

  • describe how to configure integration of the Cisco IDSM-2 with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
  • match the key Cisco IDSM-2 maintenance tasks to their descriptions
  • check the state of password recovery