This intermediate level certification is intended for network system administrators and system engineers working with IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) V5.3.2.
These system administrators require extensive hands-on experience with the product, are familiar with its features and capabilities, and understand how to plan for and install the product, configure, maintain and support it.
It is expected that these system administrators are generally self-sufficient and are able to perform the tasks involved in the job role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and vendor support services.
To attain the IBM Certified System Administrator – Security Network Protection (XGS) V5.3.2 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To prepare for the test, it is recommended to refer to the job role description and recommended prerequisite skills, and click the link to the test below to refer to the test objectives and the test preparation tab.
Basic knowledge of:
Intrusion prevention systems technology
Standard network protocols and practices, including the OSI model, secure network transmissions
Network design and architecture, including high availability (HA)
Security technologies such as firewalls, encryption using keys and certificates, SSL, HTTPS, SSH, intrusion detection, VLAN, Span Ports, etc.
Security vulnerabilities, exploits, and attack techniques
Different network media types and connectivity considerations (copper, fibre, transceiver)
SiteProtector agent authentication, policy management, event propagation
Installing firmware from USB
VMware vSphere administration