Cisco IPS 7.0: Managing Cisco IPS Devices

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


Cisco IPS sensors require initial and periodic (operational) management in order to perform optimally. This course provides you with configuration, verification, and troubleshooting skills that you can employ when deploying Cisco IPS device management features.

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

Configuring Sensor Device Properties Using Cisco IDM

  • recognize how to configure time settings on a sensor using the Cisco IPS Device Manager (IDM)
  • Verifying Basic Cisco IPS Device Features

  • recognize how to verify basic IPS device features
  • Managing Users and Remote Management Channels

  • identify the privileges associated with local user roles
  • identify the deployment guidelines for implementing Cisco IPS sensor user database and remote management channels
  • Create User Accounts and Privileges

  • create user accounts and privileges
  • Managing Cisco IPS Licensing

  • identify the main considerations for Cisco IPS sensor licensing keys
  • Upgrading and Recovering Cisco IPS Sensor Software

  • describe Cisco IPS sensor recovery methods
  • Updating Cisco IPS Signatures

  • describe Cisco IPS signature update methods
  • recognize troubleshooting methods for automatic signature updates
  • Recovering System Passwords

  • describe system password recovery methods for core sensor platforms
  • Displaying Sensor Management Information

  • select the correct commands to perform sensor management and monitoring tasks for a particular scenario
  • describe the commands used for managing management and monitoring sensor
  • Monitoring Sensor Health and Performance

  • describe the methods in which sensor health and performance can be monitored