This is obviously a very short list. Remember, we recommend use of the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Device Manager (IDM) for management and configuration of the device during the lab exam. While this graphical user interface (GUI) will be used for most tasks, there are still some useful and quick command line verification tasks for you here.
Thanks to Anisha with Cisco Systems for this idea. We were in Brian McGahan's CCIE Security 5 Day Bootcamp, and she realized it would be nice to have a Quick Ref of his troubleshooting/verification commands. There is a bazillion shows and debugs it seems, but you only need a subset to be successful in the lab. Here is the first part of the "cheat sheet". The rest will follow in the respective categories in the blog. Please let me know via comment if you see errors or have additions. I added to...