Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)


Course Overview

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Course Content

The Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE) v3.0 course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco® Identity Services Engine (ISE) v2.4, an identity and access control policy platform that simplifies the delivery of consistent, highly secure access control across wired, wireless, and VPN connections. This hands-on course provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement and use Cisco ISE, including policy enforcement, profiling services, web authentication and guest access services, BYOD, endpoint compliance services, and TACACS+ device administration. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn how to use Cisco ISE to gain visibility into what is happening in your network, streamline security policy management, and contribute to operational efficiency.

Course Benefits:

  • Provide secure business and context-based access based on policies
  • Centrally configure and manage profiler, posture, guest, authentication, and authorization services in a single web-based GUI console
  • Provide a streamlined experience for implementing and customizing guest network access
  • Gain leading-edge career skills for high-demand job roles and responsibilities focused on enterprise security

Who should attend

  • Network security engineers
  • ISE administrators
  • Wireless network security engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Do you belong in SISE? Meet Carson.

Carson is a wireless administrator for a corporation in Durham, NC. Last year, his company began expressing a need to better manage its network and those utilizing it. That’s when Carson saw an opportunity at Fast Lane. Understanding the value of SISE, Carson enrolled in Fast Lane’s SISE training. Upon completing the 5-day course, Carson was able to return to work and successfully implement an ISE architecture for his business and allow it to control every single detail of its network and network users.


This course is part of the following Certifications:


It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Familiarity with the Cisco IOS® Software command-line interface (CLI)
  • Familiarity with Cisco AnyConnect® Secure Mobility Client
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with 802.1X

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco ISE deployments, including core deployment components and how they interact to create a cohesive security architecture. Describe the advantages of such a deployment and how each Cisco ISE capability contributes to these advantages.
  • Describe concepts and configure components related to 802.1X and MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) authentication, identity management, and certificate services.
  • Describe how Cisco ISE policy sets are used to implement authentication and authorization, and how to leverage this capability to meet the needs of your organization.
  • Describe third-party network access devices (NADs), Cisco TrustSec®, and Easy Connect.
  • Describe and configure web authentication, processes, operation, and guest services, including guest access components and various guest access scenarios.
  • Describe and configure Cisco ISE profiling services, and understand how to monitor these services to enhance your situational awareness about network-connected endpoints. Describe best practices for deploying this profiler service in your specific environment.
  • Describe BYOD challenges, solutions, processes, and portals. Configure a BYOD solution, and describe the relationship between BYOD processes and their related configuration components. Describe and configure various certificates related to a BYOD solution.
  • Describe the value of the My Devices portal and how to configure this portal.
  • Describe endpoint compliance, compliance components, posture agents, posture deployment and licensing, and the posture service in Cisco ISE.
  • Describe and configure TACACS+ device administration using Cisco ISE, including command sets, profiles, and policy sets. Understand the role of TACACS+ within the authentication, authentication, and accounting (AAA) framework and the differences between the RADIUS and TACACS+ protocols.
  • Migrate TACACS+ functionality from Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) to Cisco ISE, using a migration tool.

Outline: Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)

  • Module 1: Introducing Cisco ISE Architecture and Deployment
  • Module 2: Cisco ISE Policy Enforcement
  • Module 3: Web Auth and Guest Services
  • Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler
  • Module 5: Cisco ISE BYOD
  • Module 6: Cisco ISE Endpoint Compliance Services
  • Module 7: Working with Network Access Devices
  • Labs:
    • Lab 1-1: Complete Cisco ISE GUI Setup
    • Lab 2-1: Integrate Cisco ISE with Active Directory
    • Lab 2-2: Basic Policy Configuration
    • Lab 3-1: Configure Guest Access
    • Lab 3-2: Guest Access Operations
    • Lab 3-3: Guest Reports
    • Lab 4-1: Configuring Profiling
    • Lab 4-2: Customizing the Cisco ISE Profiling Configuration
    • Lab 4-3: ISE Profiling Reports
    • Lab 5-1: BYOD Configuration
    • Lab 5-2: Device Blacklisting
    • Lab 6-1: Compliance
    • Lab 6-2: Configuring Client Provisioning
    • Lab 6-3: Configuring Posture Policies
    • Lab 6-4: Testing and Monitoring Compliance Based Access
    • Lab 6-5: Compliance Policy Testing
    • (Optional) Lab 7-1: Using Cisco ISE for VPN Access
    • (Optional) Lab 7-2: Configuring Cisco AMP for ISE
    • Lab 8-1: Configure TACACS+ for Cisco ISE for Basic Device Administration
    • Lab 8-2: Configure TACACS+ Command Authorization
    • (Optional) Lab 8-3: Configuring Backups and Patching
    • (Optional) Lab 8-4: Configuring Administrative Access
    • (Optional) Lab 8-5: Review of General Tools
    • (Optional) Lab 8-6: Report Operations
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Duration 5 days

  • CAD 5,195
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 42 CLC
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  • Cisco Learning Credits: 42 CLC
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