Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)

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About this Course

Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE v1.1) is a 5-day course based on Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) version 1.1.1, a next-generation identity and access control policy platform that provides a single policy plane across the entire organization combining multiple services, including authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, device on-boarding, and guest management, into a single context-aware identity-based platform. The training provides learners with the knowledge and skills to enforce security posture compliance for wired and wireless endpoints and enhance infrastructure security using the Cisco ISE.

In addition to the normal content covered in the SISE v1.1 course, several enhancements have been added.  Additional lecture material covering the Single & Dual Wireless SSID BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) configuration has been added to the course. Enhanced 'Real World' BYOD lab exercises using Mobile Devices (Apple iPads) has also been added. In addition to the BYOD enhancements, 'Real World' lab exercises covering MAB, 802.1x-Wired, 802.1 x-Wireless, Web Authentication, Posture Assessment, & Profiling are also included.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Employee
  • Channel Partner or Reseller
  • Customer

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNA Security certification
  • Foundation-level network knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot network devices and applications
  • Foundation-level wireless knowledge and skills
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Cisco Learning Credits: 38

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco ISE Product Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco ISE
  • Lesson 2: Getting Started with Cisco ISE

Module 2: Cisco ISE Authentication and Authorization

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Basic Access
  • Lesson 2: Understanding External Authentication
  • Lesson 3: Using Cisco ISE Dictionaries
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Authorization

Module 3: Web Authentication and User Access Management

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Web Authentication
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Guest Services

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

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco ISE Profiler Service
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Cisco ISE Posture Service
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco ISE Endpoint Protection Services
  • Lesson 4: Implementing BYOD

Module 5: Reports, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Security

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Inline Posture and TrustSec Security
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco ISE Architecture
  • Lesson 3: Performing Cisco ISE Administration and Maintenance
  • Lesson 4: Using Cisco ISE Reporting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1-1: Installing the Cisco ISE
  • Lab 1-2: Certificate Operations
  • Lab 1-3: Cisco ISE Node Deployment
  • Lab 2-1: Configure and Add Network Access Devices to Cisco ISE
  • Lab 2-2: Configure External Identity Sources
  • Lab 2-3: Examine Cisco ISE Dictionaries
  • Lab 2-4: Basic Cisco ISE Policies
  • Lab 2-5: Configuring Multiple Cisco ISE Policies
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Cisco ISE Guest Services
  • Lab 3-2: Guest Services Self-Registration
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Cisco ISE for Profiling
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring Cisco ISE for Posture Assessment
  • Lab 4-3: Endpoint Protections Services
  • Lab 4-4: BYOD
  • 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