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SISAS Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions

Course Details

NameSISAS Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions
Virtual Classroom
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£1899.00 +vat
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This course has been designed to provide engineers with the foundational knowledge and skills required to implement and manage network access security through the deployment of the Cisco Identity Services Engine and 802.1x Solution.

Students will gain hands-on experience with configuring advanced Cisco security solutions to enable secure device connection to the network and for mitigating outside threats. At the end of the course, students will be able to reduce the risk to their IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco’s ISE appliance features and provide operational support to identity and network access control.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at engineers looking to deploy or support a Cisco's Identity Services Engine solution and individuals looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification for Security.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Understand Cisco Identity Services Engine architecture and access control capabilities 
  • Understand 802.1X architecture, implementation and operation 
  • Understand commonly implemented Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP) 
  • Implement Public-Key Infrastructure with ISE 
  • Understand the implement Internal and External authentication databases 
  • Implement MAC Authentication Bypass 
  • Implement identity based authorization policies 
  • Understand Cisco TrustSec features 
  • Implement Web Authentication and Guest Access 
  • Implement ISE Posture service 
  • Implement ISE Profiling 
  • Understand Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) with ISE 
  • Troubleshoot ISE


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC
  • Cisco Certified Network AssociateSecurity Certification ICND1 and IINS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System

Course Content

Threat Mitigation Through Identity Services

  • Identity Services 
  • 802.1X and EAP 
  • Identity System Quick Start

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Fundamentals

  • Cisco ISE Overview 
  • Cisco ISE with PKI 
  • Cisco ISE Authentication 
  • Configuring Cisco ISE for External Authentication

Advanced Access Control

  • Certificate-based User Authentication 
  • Authorization 
  • Security Group Access (SGA) and MACsec Implementation

Web Authentication and Guest Access

  • Describe the Cisco Email Security Solutions 
  • Guest Access Services

Endpoint Access Control Enhancements

  • Posture 
  • Profiler 
  • BYOD

Troubleshooting Network Access Control

  • Troubleshooting Network Access Control


  • Lab 1-1: Bootstrap Identity System 
  • Lab 2-1: Enroll Cisco ISE in PKI 
  • Lab 2-2: Implement MAB and Internal Authentication 
  • Lab 2-3: Implement External Authentication 
  • Lab 3-1: Implement EAP-TLS 
  • Lab 3-2: Implement Authorization 
  • Lab 4-1: Implement Central WebAuth and Guest Services
  • Lab 5-1: Implement Posture Service 
  • Lab 5-2: Implement the Profile Service 
  • Lab 6-1: Troubleshooting Network Access Control

Virtual Training Centre


What you need to do before you start your course:

  • Look out for an email from us with a link to how to log into this new Zoom experience

Once logged in you can access the virtual classroom and recordings via the web from your ‘dashboard’ by selecting My Courses > Instructor-led Courses

Additional information:

  • The first time a student launches a Zoom course, they may need to download and run Zoom by using the link provided.
  • The Zoom platform uses fully integrated VoIP Audio solutions, this is the recommended and preferred way of connecting to the audio conversations, if this is unsuitable we will provide alternatives.
  • Students can choose their screen name to be saved for all future courses.
  • Students will automatically be placed on mute when joining the course.
  • Students can use any of the control functions to add chat, share screens, start a separate video, raise hand or mute/unmute.
  • Recordings will be visible 24 hours after the event end date and they will be available for up to 12 months. They are also accessible from My Courses page within their online account.
  • Technical support will be provided throughout the course. More information will be provided in the Joining Instructions before the course starts.

Recommended Preparation for Exam(s):

  • 300-208 - Implementing Cisco Secure AccessSolutions Exam

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