SISE Upgrade-What’s New in Version 2.1

Engineers who need to understand the new features of ISE v2.0 and v2.1


  • Previous knowledge of ISE versions 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 is required
  • If you do not already have in-depth experience of a previous ISE version then you should complete the SISE v2.1 course

Expected Duration
2 day


In this course, you will learn about the new features available in Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 2.0 and 2.1. The intention is not to provide a complete overview of ISE but to provide a delta ISE 2.1 two-day course (see SISE – Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine v2.1 if a comprehensive ISE course is desired). You will get hands-on experience with labs that cover multi-AD integration, BYOD using an iPAD, posture integration using the Cisco AnyConnect Unified Agent, guest access management, and enhanced TrustSec.


1. Introduction to ISE – Features and Capabilities

  • Briefing on AAA, Profiling, Guest, BYOD, Posture, MDM Integration, and PxGrid Integrations
  • What’s New in Version 2.0
  • What’s New in Version 2.1
  • ISE License Options
  • ISE Scaling, Deployments, and Platforms

2. ISE for a Multi Active Directory Environment

  • Integrate Cisco ISE with AD
  • Integrate Cisco ISE with Second AD
  • Easy Connect Access for Integrating ISE and AD in a Non 802.1X Environment

3. Implementing BYOD

  • BYOD Process Overview
  • My Devices Portal
  • MDM Integrations

4. Implementing Guest Access

  • Configure Guest Access
  • Sponsor Configuration
  • Guest Report

5. Enhancing TrustSec Capabilities

  • MACSec
  • New Automated TrustSec Integration with a New Interface

6. TACACS Integration

  • TACACS+ Device Administration Work Center
  • Authenticating and Authorizing Device Administration


  • High-Level Discussion
  • Integration with StealthWatch

8. Additional Features in ISE 2.0 and 2.1

  • NAD Profiles and Third Party
  • Authentication VLAN
  • Location Awareness and MSE Integration



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