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Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE v3.0)



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This course discusses the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), a an 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.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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.
  • Configure device administration using TACACS+ in Cisco ISE

Important Course Information


  • CCNA
  • CCNA Security
  • Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X)
  • Knowledge of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points
  • Knowledge of basic command-line configuration of Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Active Directory
  • To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:
    • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
    • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
    • 1 GB or more of RAM
    • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
      Note: Our labs currently cannot run on Microsoft Edge (Windows 10) due to it not supporting Extensions/Add-ons or Google Chrome due to Java being removed from the platform itself.
    • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
      If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client and Java.
    • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.
    • All PCs require the latest Java Runtime Environment, which can be downloaded from
  • Redeem Your Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introducing the Cisco Secure Access Solution and ISE Platform Architecture

Lesson 1: The Cisco Secure Access Solution

Lesson 2: Cisco ISE as a Network Access Policy Engine

  • Module 1: Introducing Cisco ISE Architecture and Deployment

Lesson 1: Using Cisco ISE as a Network Access Policy Engine

Lesson 2: Introducing Cisco ISE Deployment Models

  • Module 2: Cisco ISE Policy Enforcement

Lesson 1: Introducing 802.1X and MAB Access: Wired and Wireless

Lesson 2: Introducing Identity Management

Lesson 3: Configuring Certificate Services

Lesson 4: Introducing Cisco ISE Policy

Lesson 5: Configuring Cisco ISE Policy Sets

Lesson 6: Implementing Third-Party Network Access Device Support

Lesson 7: Introducing Cisco TrustSec

Lesson 8: Introducing EasyConnect

  • Module 3: Web Auth and Guest Services

Lesson 1: Introducing Web Access with Cisco IS

Lesson 2: Introducing ISE Guest Access Components

Lesson 3: Configuring Guest Access Settings

Lesson 4: Configuring Portals: Sponsors and Guests

  • Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler

Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco ISE Profiler

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ISE Profiling

  • Module 5: Cisco ISE BYOD

Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco ISE BYOD Process

Lesson 2: Describing BYOD Flow

Lesson 3: Configuring My Devices Portal Settings

Lesson 4: Configuring Certificates in BYOD Scenarios

  • Module 6: Cisco ISE Endpoint Compliance Services

Lesson 1: Introducing Endpoint Compliance

Lesson 2: Configuring Client Posture Services and Provisioning in Cisco ISE

  • Module 7: Cisco ISE with AMP and VPN-Based Services

Lesson 1: Introducing VPN Access Using Cisco ISE

Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco AMP for ISE

  • Module 8: Cisco ISE Integrated Solutions with APIs

Lesson 1: Introducing Location-Based Authorization

Lesson 2: Introducing Cisco ISE 2.x pxGrid

  • Module 9: Working with Network Access Devices

Lesson 1: Configuring TACACS+ for Cisco ISE Device Administration

  • Module 10: Cisco ISE Design (Self-Study)

Lesson 1: Designing and Deployment Best Practices

Lesson 2: Performing Cisco ISE Installation and Configuration Best Practices

Lesson 3: Deploying Failover and High-Availability

  • Module 11: Configuring Third Party NAD Support


Lesson 1: Configuring Third-Party NAD Support (Optional, Self-Study, or Reference)

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