Configuring Cisco ISE Essentials for SD-Access (ISESDA)

Course Overview

The Configuring Cisco ISE Essentials for SD-Access (ISESDA) 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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2 days
  • Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

    • 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

    This course will help you:

    • Gain hands-on knowledge and skills to deploy Cisco ISE with Cisco SD-Access
    • Gain leading-edge skills for high-demand job roles and responsibilities focused on enterprise security
    • Cisco ISE Overview
      • Examining the Cisco Identity Services Engine
      • Examining AAA protocols
      • Examining Authentication
      • Integrating ISE with Active Directory
      • Examining Authorization
      • Exploring AAA Client Configuration
    • Cisco ISE Guest Access
      • Examining Guest Portal Types
      • Examining Guest User Types
      • Configuring Cisco ISE AAA Policy
    • Cisco ISE and SD-Access
      • Exploring Cisco SD-Access
      • Examining Cisco ISE for SD-Access
      • Examining SXP
  • These are available in the instructor-led training:

    • Introduction to ISE and Active Directory (AD) Integration
    • Configuring ISE AAA Policies
    • Configuring AAA Clients and Verifying AAA Operations
    • Configuring Wireless Guest Access (Optional)
    • Configuring VPN Access
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to the Cisco CCNA® certification level
    • System Engineers
    • Network Engineers
    • Technical Architects
    • Technical Support Engineers
    • Cisco Integrators and Partners