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. This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (300-715 SISE), which leads to CCNP Security and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Security Identity Management Implementation certifications.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should 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.

  • Introducing Cisco ISE Architecture and Deployment

  • Using Cisco ISE as a Network Access Policy Engine
    Cisco ISE Use Cases
    Describing Cisco ISE Functions
    Cisco ISE Deployment Models
    Context Visibility

  • Cisco ISE Policy Enforcement

  • Using 802.1X for Wired and Wireless Access
    Using MAC Authentication Bypass for Wired and Wireless Access
    Introducing Identity Management
    Configuring Certificate Services
    Introducing Cisco ISE Policy
    Implementing Third-Party Network Access Device Support
    Introducing Cisco TrustSec
    Cisco TrustSec Configuration
    Easy Connect

  • Web Authentication and Guest Services

  • Introducing Web Access with Cisco ISE
    Introducing Guest Access Components
    Configuring Guest Access Settings
    Configuring Sponsor and Guest Portals

  • Cisco ISE Profiler

  • Introducing Cisco ISE Profiler
    Profiling Deployment and Best Practices

  • Cisco ISE BYOD

  • Introducing the Cisco ISE BYOD Process
    Describing BYOD Flow
    Configuring the My Devices Portal
    Configuring Certificates in BYOD Scenarios

  • Cisco ISE Endpoint Compliance Services

  • Introducing Endpoint Compliance Services
    Configuring Client Posture Services and Provisioning in Cisco ISE

  • Working with Network Access Devices

  • Review TACACS+
    Cisco ISE TACACS+ Device Administration
    Configure TACACS+ Device Administration
    TACACS+ Device Administration Guidelines and Best Practices
    Migrating from Cisco ACS to Cisco ISE

  • Lab outline

  • Access the SISE Lab and Install ISE 2.4
    Configure Initial Cisco ISE Setup, GUI Familiarization, and System Certificate Usage
    Integrate Cisco ISE with Active Directory
    Configure Basic Policy on Cisco ISE
    Configure Policy Sets
    Configure Access Policy for Easy Connect
    Configure Guest Access
    Configure Guest Access Operations
    Create Guest Reports
    Configure Profiling
    Customize the Cisco ISE Profiling Configuration
    Create Cisco ISE Profiling Reports
    Configure BYOD
    Blacklisting a Device
    Configure Cisco ISE Compliance Services
    Configure Client Provisioning
    Configure Posture Policies
    Test and Monitor Compliance-Based Access
    Test Compliance Policy
    Configure Cisco ISE for Basic Device Administration
    Configure TACACS+ Command Authorization


This course is ideal for Network security engineers, ISE administrators, Wireless network security engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners.




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


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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