Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (Version 1.1) (SISE)

Detailed Outlines

Course Outlines

Module 1: Cisco ISE Product Overview

Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco ISE

  • Overview of Cisco TrustSec
  • Overview of Cisco ISE
  • Cisco ISE Architecture
  • Cisco ISE Deployment Options

Lesson 2: Getting Started with Cisco ISE

  • Installing Cisco ISE
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Cisco ISE Certificates
  • Monitoring Basics
  • Configuring and Verifying Cisco ISE Distributed Deployment
  • Lab 1-1: Installing the Cisco ISE
  • Lab 1-2: Certificate Operations
  • Lab 1-3: Cisco ISE Node Deployment

Module 2: Cisco ISE Authentication and Authorization

Lesson 1: Configuring Basic Access

  • NAD Overview
  • IEEE 802.1X Primer
  • Cisco Switch Configuration
  • Cisco WLC Configuration
  • Cisco ASA Appliance Configuration
  • Cisco ISE Authentication Process
  • Internal Databases
  • Simple Authentication
  • Rule-Based Authentication
  • Sessions in Cisco ISE

Lesson 2: Understanding External Authentication

  • External Authentication Process
  • Active Directory
  • Active Directory
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • Certificates
  • Identity Source Sequencing
  • Authentication Support and Performance
  • Lab 2-1: Configure and Add Network Access Devices to Cisco ISE
  • Lab 2-2: Configure External Identity Sources

Lesson 3: Using Cisco ISE Dictionaries

  • Overview of Cisco ISE Dictionaries
  • Read-Only Dictionaries
  • Administrable Dictionaries
  • Lab 2-3: Examine Cisco ISE Dictionaries

Lesson 4: Configuring Authorization

  • Authorization Policies and Components
  • Authorization Policy Configuration
  • Exception Policies
  • Lab 2-4: Basic Cisco ISE Policies
  • Lab 2-5: Configuring Multiple Cisco ISE Policies

Module 3: Web Authentication and User Access Management

Lesson 1: Implementing Web Authentication

  • Web Authentication Overview
  • Configuring ISE Web Authentication
  • Verifying Web Authentication

Lesson 2: Implementing Guest Services

  • Guest Service Overview
  • Preparing the Deployment
  • Configuring Sponsor Portal
  • Configuring Guest Portal
  • Creating Guest Accounts
  • Verifying Guest Accounts
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Cisco ISE Guest Services
  • Lab 3-2: Guest Services Self-Registration

Module 4: Cisco ISE Profiler, Posture, and Endpoint Protection Services

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco ISE Profiler Service

  • Profiler Service Overview
  • Configuring Profiling on Cisco ISE
  • Verifying Profiling
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Cisco ISE for Profiling

Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco ISE Posture Service

  • Posture Service Overview
  • Configuring Cisco ISE for Client Provisioning
  • Adapting the Authorization Policy for Posture Compliance
  • Configuring the Posture System Settings
  • Configuring the Posture Policy
  • Verifying the Posture Service
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring Cisco ISE for Posture Assessment

Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco ISE Endpoint Protection Services

  • EPS Overview
  • Configuring EPS
  • Monitoring EPS
  • Lab 4-3: Endpoint Protections Services

Lesson 4: Implementing BYOD

  • BYOD Overview
  • Designing BYOD
  • Dual SSID BYOD Design
  • Device Onboarding User Experience
  • Lab 4-4: BYOD

Module 5: Reports, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Security

Lesson 1: Implementing Inline Posture and TrustSec Security

  • Inline Posture
  • Security Group Access
  • MAC Security

Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco ISE Architecture

  • Cisco ISE Deployment Types
  • Deploying Monitoring Personas
  • Preparing the Network Infrastructure

Lesson 3: Performing Cisco ISE Administration and Maintenance

  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Cisco ISE Licensing
  • Backing Up and Restoring the System Configuration

Lesson 4: Using Cisco ISE Reporting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

  • Cisco ISE Dashboard Monitoring
  • Implementing Logging
  • Managing Alarms
  • Cisco ISE Reports
  • Troubleshooting the Network
  • Backing Up and Restoring the Monitoring Database
  • Lab 5-1: Logging Setup
  • Lab 5-2: Cisco ISE Reporting
  • Lab 5-3: Working with Cisco ISE Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Lab 5-4: Patching Cisco ISE
  • Lab A-1: GUI Orientation
  • Lab A-2: Admin Access

Objectives and Pre-requisites

Course Objectives

  • Describe Cisco ISE architecture, installation, and distributed deployment options.
  • Configure Network Access Devices, Policy Components and Basic Authentication and Authorization Policies in Cisco ISE.
  • Implement Cisco ISE web authentication and guest services.
  • Deploy Cisco ISE profiling and posture service.
  • Describe administration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and TrustSec SGA security.


The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNA or equivalent level of experience with Cisco infrastructures. The Course Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2, Version 2.0 (ICND2) provides the prerequisite knowledge
  • CCNA Security or equivalent level of experience with Cisco infrastructures. The course Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) provides the prerequisite knowledge
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Familiarity with 802.1X. The course Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) provides the prerequisite knowledge

Classroom training
Duration: 5 days
Price: US$ ----
CLC: 37

Course Schedule:
Egypt, Cairo,  Jan 2015
Dubai,  Feb, 2015
Qatar, Doha, May 2015

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