Tody begins CCNA Security discussion week 8. I would like to encourage discussion on the topics listed below. As previously stated, I am not intimately familiar with the depth of knowledge required for items on the IINS blueprint. However, through work in the field and my CCIE Security studies, I have become fairly familiar with key topics themselves. I will note that this week is again mostly SDM stuff that others can be of more assistance than I (I don't generally use SDM).
I wish to thank the following individuals for their participation and discussion with last week's topics:
Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures
CCNA Security Discution Week 2 - Secure Cisco Routers
Re: CCNA Security Discussion Week 3 - Implement AAA on Cisco Routers
CCNA Security Week 4 - Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACL's
CCNA Security Discussion Week 5 - Implement secure network management and reporting
CCNA Security Week 6 - Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks
This Week's Topics:
Define network based vs. host based intrusion detection and prevention
Explain IPS technologies, attack responses, and monitoring options
Enable and verify Cisco IOS IPS operations using SDM
I know that we aren't hitting every bullet point in the curriculum. I also know that some topics are way out of scope for CCNA Security. These are excellent discussions nonetheless. Additionally, I think I have learned a lot about how I could make this more effective in the future. As soon as I get through my CCIE Studies, I am going to make it a point to find out exactly what is on the IINS Curriculum and build a atmosphere here on CLN that will get us through all of the topics thoroughly.
As this weeks topics still focus on SDM, which is weaker area for me, I took the liberty to find some SDM user guides. They can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/products_user_guide_list.html.
If time permits, I will try to play with it more for this weeks topics and last weeks.
I am a little bit confused right now.
I was missing week 8 in the CCNA security group and now I found it by looking here and there in the CLN in the certifications path.
Can you explain me what is the difference between group and certification and why they are not linked?
I find it a little bit confusing if it is like that.
I apologize for the confusion. I mistakenly posted this in the CCNA Security-Japan thread. The good people over at learning at Cisco moved it back to the English equivalent thread. However, the web site platform has a restriction that prevents moving of a discussion from a thread to a group.
I know there was discussion about the differences between groups and threads. I know that groups give us the ability to receive automatic notifications as new topics are posted. As far as the difference between group and a thread, I'm honestly not sure of the direction and how one will be used as opposed to the others as this site progresses. There certainly appears to be more overlap than differences. I do know there has been some discussion about mentoring and I'm sure there are some things that I'm not even thinking of.
from my point of view you do not have to apologize!
I did not recognize before that there are different discussion boards at CLN for nearly the same topic. So I was confused, because I want to learn as much as possible from CLN and also would like to give something from my little knowledge back to the community!
I think you do a very good job here!
Thanks for all your interest and posts!