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Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)

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"Excellent entry level course for new hires. Also, good refresher course for more experienced technicians."
- John Wray

About this Course

Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine v2.1 (SISE) is an identity and access control policy platform that provides a single policy plane across the entire organization, combining multiple services into a single context-aware identity-based platform. You will learn how to configure and administer many of the services, including authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, device on-boarding and guest management. You will also learn the knowledge and skills to enforce security posture compliance for wired and wireless endpoints and enhance infrastructure security using the Cisco ISE.

Who should attend

  • ISE Administrators/Engineers
  • Wireless Administrators/Engineers
  • Consulting Systems Engineers
  • Technical/Wireless/BYOD/Security Solutions Architects
  • ATP partner systems and field engineers
  • Systems integrators who install and implement the Cisco Identity Service Engine version 1.3

Class Prerequisites

What You Will Learn

  • 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

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

Module 1: Introducing Cisco ISE Architecture and Deployment

  • Security challenges
  • Cisco ISE solutions Use Cases
    • Guest use
    • BYOD
    • Profiling
    • Compliance
    • Security group access
  • Secure Access Control
  • ISE function
  • ISE deployment components
    • Admin node
    • Policy service node
    • Monitoring node
    • pxGrid Services
    • Policy synchronization
    • Deployment options
  • Context visibility
    • Benefits
    • Wizard
    • Streamline wizard

Module 2: Cisco ISE Policy Enforcement

  • IEEE 802.1X primeer
  • MAC authentication bypass
  • 802.1X and MAB
  • Identity sources
  • Multi-AD overview and configuration
  • Lightweight directory access protocol
  • RADIUS
  • SAMLv2
  • Identity source sequence
  • Certification authority services
  • Authentication and authorization process
  • Exception policies and policy sets
  • Global vs local exception processing
  • Third-party NAD support
  • Cisco TrustSec
  • Easy connect
    • Overview
    • Modes and flows
    • Configuration

Module 3: Web Auth & Guest Services

  • Web authentication overview
  • Guest access services overview
  • Guest access settings
  • ISE sponsor components and configuration

Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler

  • Profiler service and policies
    • Configure
    • Prepare
    • Enable
    • Probe configuration
    • Feed service
    • Settings
    • Profiling parameters
  • NMAP scan action

Module 5: Cisco ISE BYOD

  • Problem and solutions
  • Design
  • Portal selection process
  • Device portal configuration
  • ISE CA server and local certificates

Module 6: Cisco ISE Endpoint Compliance Services

  • Posture service
    • Conditions
    • Compliance module
    • Flow
    • Agents
    • Deployment and licensing
  • Client provisioning
  • Posture general settings
  • Client provisioning portal and policy

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

  • AAA – external authentication
  • Cisco ASA for VPN authentication
  • Threat centric NAC

Module 8: Cisco ISE Integrated Solutions with APIs

  • Location-based authorization
  • pxGrid framework

Module 9: Working with Network Access Devices

  • TACACS+
    • Device administration
    • Configuration
    • Guidelines
    • Best practices
  • Migrating Cisco ACS to ISE

Module 10: Cisco ISE Design (Self-Study)

  • ISE planning and Pre-deployment
  • ISE sizing and scaling practices
  • Deployment best practices
  • Web portals best practices
  • PSN HA or load sharing
  • Deploying monitoring personas
  • Network infrastructure preparation

Module 11: Configuring Thrid Party NAD Support (optional/Self-Study/Reference)

  • Third-party NAD support configuration

Labs:

  • Initial Configuration of Cisco ISE
  • Complete Cisco ISE GUI Setup
  • Integrate Cisco ISE with Active Directory
  • Integrating Cisco ISE with a second Microsoft Active Directory
  • Basic Policy Configuration
  • Configure Guest Access
  • Guest Access Operations
  • Guest Reports
  • Configuring Profiling
  • Customizing the Cisco ISE Profiling Configuration
  • ISE Profiling Reports
  • BYOD Configuration
  • Device Blacklisting
  • Compliance
  • Configuring Client Provisioning
  • Configuring Posture Policies
  • Testing and Monitoring Compliance Based Access
  • Compliance Policy Testing
  • MDM Integration with Cisco ISE
  • MDM Access and Configuration
  • Client Access with MDM
  • Using Cisco ISE for VPN Access
  • Configuring Backups and Patching
  • Configuring Administrative Access
  • Review of General Tools
  • Report Operations
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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