Passed Cisco IPS Today

powerfoolpowerfool Senior MemberMember Posts: 1,658 ■■■■■■■■□□
I really enjoyed studying for this exam, because I had zero practical knowledge of an IDS/IPS before. The great way I found to prepare for it was with things I do have experience with that it is similar to, being packet analysis and firewalls, which is essentially what an IPS is... performs packet analysis and has ACLs (signatures and anomaly detection mechanisms) that match patterns to take an action (drop, reset, log, alert, etc).

Anyhow, I am pausing on the Cisco certs for a little while now that I have completed the CCSP. PMP is next, which is a pressing one for me right now. Then, VCP just because the opportunity is present and I have experience.

After this Summer, I am going to study Cisco security again and likely do the new CCNP Security exams, and perhaps the CCNP exams, all in preparation for my endeavor for next year: CCIE Security.
2021 Goals: [X] Terraform Associate [X] AZ-204 [X] AZ-400 [X] AWS Cloud Practitioner [X] Terraform CHiP


  • tomaifauchaitomaifauchai Member Posts: 301 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats for the pass and the certification!
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  • SteveO86SteveO86 Member Posts: 1,423

    What did you use to study for IPS test?
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Ooo... Congratulations!! Nice job! If memory serves me right, you've completed 4 exams in 3 months. Your example inspires me to get CCSP :)
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Member Posts: 1,658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I used the CBT Nuggets videos, and old Cisco IDS book from Cisco Press and documents on far as timeline goes, yes, I did the exams over three months. I started studying in November and did some online live courses for IINS and SNRS. What worked out the best was determining overlap between exams to shorten study times overall. IINS and SNRS have significant overlap, and there is some overlap in SNAF and SNAA. I would have loved to have done the new exams, but I was under pressure to get a professional cert done and there are no updated materials for the new exams yet.
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  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats. nice job.icon_cheers.gif
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  • mikearamamikearama Member Posts: 749
    Well done. I found this the least enjoyable of the SP topics, and the least enjoyable exam. Good job getting through it so quickly.
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  • TesseracTTesseracT Member Posts: 167
    I'm getting a few IPS modules here at work to play with so it should make studying for this a bit more fun
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