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Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE) 1.1


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  • 5 Days Course
    Network Security

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This course discusses the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) version 1.1.1, a next-generation identity and access control policy platform that provides a single policy plane across the entire organization combining multiple services, including authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, device on-boarding, and guest management, into a single context-aware identity-based platform. The training provides learners with the knowledge and skills to enforce security posture compliance for wired and wireless endpoints and enhance infrastructure security using the Cisco ISE.


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    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • Describe Cisco ISE architecture, installation, and distributed deployment options.
    • Configure Network Access Devices (NADs), policy components, and basic authentication and authorization policies in Cisco ISE – Implement Cisco ISE web authentication and guest services.
    • Deploy Cisco ISE profiling, posture and client provisioning services.
    • Describe administration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and TrustSec SGA security.


    Module 1: Cisco ISE Product Overview

    Module 2: Cisco ISE Authentication and Authorization

    Module 3: Web Authentication and User Access Management

    Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler, Posture, and Endpoint Protection Services

    Module 5: Reports, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Security


    Module 1: Cisco ISE Product Overview


    Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco ISE

    • Overview of Cisco TrustSec
    • Overview of Cisco ISE
    • Cisco ISE Architecture
    • Cisco ISE Deployment Options


    Lesson 2: Getting Started with Cisco ISE

    • Installing Cisco ISE
    • Network Time Protocol
    • Cisco ISE Certificates
    • Monitoring Basics
    • Configuring and Verifying Cisco ISE Distributed Deployment


    Lab 1-1: Installing the Cisco ISE

    Lab 1-2: Certificate Operations

    Lab 1-3: Cisco ISE Node Deployment


    Module 2: Cisco ISE Authentication and Authorization


    Lesson 1: Configuring Basic Access

    • NAD Overview
    • IEEE 802.1X Primer
    • Cisco Switch Configuration
    • Cisco WLC Configuration
    • Cisco ASA Appliance Configuration
    • Cisco ISE Authentication Process
    • Internal Databases
    • Simple Authentication
    • Rule-Based Authentication
    • Sessions in Cisco ISE


    Lesson 2: Understanding External Authentication

    • External Authentication Process
    • Active Directory
    • Active Directory
    • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
    • RADIUS
    • Certificates
    • Identity Source Sequencing
    • Authentication Support and Performance


    Lab 2-1: Configure and Add Network Access Devices to Cisco ISE

    Lab 2-2: Configure External Identity Sources


    Lesson 3: Using Cisco ISE Dictionaries


    • Overview of Cisco ISE Dictionaries
    • Read-Only Dictionaries
    • Administrable Dictionaries


    Lab 2-3: Examine Cisco ISE Dictionaries


    Lesson 4: Configuring Authorization


    • Authorization Policies and Components
    • Authorization Policy Configuration
    • Exception Policies


    Lab 2-4: Basic Cisco ISE Policies

    Lab 2-5: Configuring Multiple Cisco ISE Policies


    Module 3: Web Authentication and User Access Management


    Lesson 1: Implementing Web Authentication


    • Web Authentication Overview
    • Configuring ISE Web Authentication
    • Verifying Web Authentication


    Lesson 2: Implementing Guest Services


    • Guest Service Overview
    • Preparing the Deployment
    • Configuring Sponsor Portal
    • Configuring Guest Portal
    • Creating Guest Accounts
    • Verifying Guest Accounts


    Lab 3-1: Configuring Cisco ISE Guest Services

    Lab 3-2: Guest Services Self-Registration


    Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler, Posture, and Endpoint Protection Services


    Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco ISE Profiler Service


    • Profiler Service Overview
    • Configuring Profiling on Cisco ISE
    • Verifying Profiling


    Lab 4-1: Configuring Cisco ISE for Profiling


    Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco ISE Posture Service


    • Posture Service Overview
    • Configuring Cisco ISE for Client Provisioning
    • Adapting the Authorization Policy for Posture Compliance
    • Configuring the Posture System Settings
    • Configuring the Posture Policy
    • Verifying the Posture Service


    Lab 4-2: Configuring Cisco ISE for Posture Assessment


    Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco ISE Endpoint Protection Services


    • EPS Overview
    • Configuring EPS
    • Monitoring EPS


    Lab 4-3: Endpoint Protections Services


    Lesson 4: Implementing BYOD


    • BYOD Overview
    • Designing BYOD
    • Dual SSID BYOD Design
    • Device Onboarding User Experience


    Lab 4-4: BYOD


    Module 5: Reports, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Security


    Lesson 1: Implementing Inline Posture and TrustSec Security


    • Inline Posture
    • Security Group Access
    • MAC Security


    Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco ISE Architecture


    • Cisco ISE Deployment Types
    • Deploying Monitoring Personas
    • Preparing the Network Infrastructure


    Lesson 3: Performing Cisco ISE Administration and Maintenance


    • Role-Based Access Control
    • Cisco ISE Licensing
    • Backing Up and Restoring the System Configuration


    Lesson 4: Using Cisco ISE Reporting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting


    • Cisco ISE Dashboard Monitoring
    • Implementing Logging
    • Managing Alarms
    • Cisco ISE Reports
    • Troubleshooting the Network
    • Backing Up and Restoring the Monitoring Database


    Lab 5-1: Logging Setup

    Lab 5-2: Cisco ISE Reporting

    Lab 5-3: Working with Cisco ISE Monitoring and Troubleshooting

    Lab 5-4: Patching Cisco ISE

    Lab A-1: GUI Orientation

    Lab A-2: Admin Access

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee


    The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

    • CCNA Security certification.
    • Foundation-level network knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot network devices and applications.
    • Foundation-level wireless knowledge and skills.
    • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts.