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5 Days
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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 student will be able to meet these 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.

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  •  End users (Cisco customers) desiring the knowledge to install, configure, and deploy Cisco ISE
  •  Cisco channel partners and field engineers who need to meet the educational requirements to attain Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) authorization to sell and support the ISE product

  •  Familiarity with Microsoft Windows
  •  Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory
  •  CCNA Security or equivalent level
  •  Familiarity with 802.1X

Module 1. Cisco ISE Product

  • Cisco ISE
  •  Getting Started with Cisco ISE

Module 2. Cisco ISE Authentication and Authorization

  •  Configuring Basic Access
  •  Understanding External Authentication
  •  Using Cisco ISE Dictionaries
  •  Configuring Authorization

Module 3. Web Authentication and User Access Management

  •  Implementing Web Authentication
  •  Implementing Guest Services

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

  •  Implementing Cisco ISE Profiler Service
  •  Implementing Cisco ISE Posture Service
  •  Implementing Cisco ISE Endpoint Protection Services (EPS)
  •  Implementing BYOD

Module 5. Reports, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Security

  •  Implementing Inline Posture and TrustSec Security
  •  Describing Cisco ISE Architecture
  •  Performing Cisco ISE Administration and Maintenance
  •  Using Cisco ISE Reporting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting


  •  Installing the Cisco ISE
  •  Certificate Operations
  •  Cisco ISE Node Deployment
  •  GUI Orientation (Optional)
  •  Configure and Add Network Access Devices to Cisco ISE
  •  Configure External Identity Sources
  •  Examine Cisco ISE Dictionaries
  •  Basic Cisco ISE Policies
  •  Configuring Multiple Cisco ISE Policies
  •  Configuring Cisco ISE Guest Services
  •  Guest Services Self-Registration
  •  Configuring Cisco ISE for Profiling
  •  Configuring Cisco ISE for Posture Assessment
  •  Endpoint Protection Services
  •  Bring Your Own Device
  •  Logging Setup
  •  Cisco ISE Reporting
  •  Working with Cisco ISE Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  •  Patching Cisco ISE
  •  Admin Access (Optional)