Cisco SISAS 1.0: EAP and Logging into Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

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To protect against unauthorized access to controlled or confidential information, enterprise networks require an effective network access control embedded within the network infrastructure. The Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a next-generation identity and access control policy platform that enables enterprises to enforce compliance, enhance infrastructure security, and streamline their service operations. In this course, you will learn about commonly used EAP variants used with 802.1X authentication. You will learn how to configure a Cisco switch for AAA, RADIUS and 802.1X. In addition you will explore the main components of the Cisco ISE architecture, and its role in the network access control solution.

Target Audience

This course is for anyone wishing to obtain the Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) v1.0 300-208 certification; one of four designed for the CCNP Security track from Cisco. Knowledge of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is required and knowledge of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification and Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System are helpful.



Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Extensible Authentication Protocol

  • describe Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) modes
  • Traditional User and Machine Authentication

  • describe the traditional user and machine authentication
  • EAP Chaining

  • describe EAP Chaining operation
  • EAP Chaining Examined

  • describe EAP Chaining flow operations
  • Cisco AnyConnect 3.x Supplicant I

  • match the AnyConnect supplicant modules to their function
  • Cisco AnyConnect 3.x Supplicant II

  • recognize why a supplicant may not be able to authenticate with an authenticator
  • Cisco AnyConnect 3.x Supplicant III

  • enable IEEE 802.1X authentication on a supplicant
  • Logging into Cisco ISE

  • describe how to log into the ISE
  • Switch Configuration Procedure

  • sequence the steps in configuring a switch for 802.1X
  • Configure RADIUS Peering

  • describe how to configure a switch for RADIUS peering
  • Configure Switch for 802.1X Monitor Mode

  • identify the commands used to configure a switch for 802.1X Monitor Mode
  • Verify Authentication

  • describe how to verify authentication on the Cisco Identity Services Engine and switch
  • Exercise: Using EAP with Cisco ISE