This course shows you how to deploy the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) to support the Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solution within your enterprise networks. You will gain an understanding of how Cisco ISE is utilized by the SD-Access solution to provide security policies across the organization. You will learn Cisco ISE fundamentals and get hands-on practice configuring ISE, policies, AAA client configuration, VPN access, integration, wireless guest access, and more.


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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Describe Cisco ISE policies and authentication and authorization process
Understand different AAA protocols
Understand how Cisco ISE fits into Cisco DNA Center architecture
Provide configuration examples of Cisco ISE and TrustSec solutions
Describe Cisco ISE integration with Cisco DNA Center and policy enforcement using Security Groups
Provide configuration examples for wired, wireless, and VPN network access
Understand how inline tagging and SGT Exchange Protocol (SXP) works

  • Cisco ISE Overview

  • Exploring the Cisco Identity Services Engine
    Examining AAA protocols
    Examining Authentication
    Examining Authorization

  • Cisco ISE Guest Access

  • Examining Guest Portal Types
    Examining Guest User Types
    Examining AAA Policies for Guest Access

  • Cisco ISE and SD-Access

  • Exploring Cisco SD-Access
    Examining Cisco ISE for SD-Access

  • Cisco ISE SGT Exchange Protocol

  • SD-Access Fabric and Host Provisioning
    Security Group Exchange Protocol


The primary audience for this course is System engineers, Network engineers, Technical architects, Technical support engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners.




The knowledge and skills that a student should have before attending this course are as follows: Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA certification level


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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