Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Security -Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)


The Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) (300-208) exam tests whether a network security engineer knows the components and architecture of secure access, by utilizing 802.1X and Cisco TrustSec. This 90-minute exam consists of 55–65 questions and assesses knowledge of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) architecture, solution, and components as an overall network threat mitigation and endpoint control solutions. It also includes the fundamental concepts of bring your own device (BYOD) using posture and profiling services of ISE. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) course.


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


Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) v1.0 is a newly created five-day instructor-led training course that is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification. Additionally, it is designed to prepare security engineers with the knowledge and hands-on experience so that they can deploy Cisco’s Identity Services Engine and 802.1X secure network access. The goal of the course is to provide students with foundational knowledge and the capabilities to implement and managed network access security by utilizing Cisco ISE appliance product solution. The student will gain hands-on experience with configuring various advance Cisco security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing devices connecting to the network. 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 feature and provide operational support identity and network access control.


1.1 Implement device administration 1.1.a Compare and select AAA options 1.1.b TACACS+ 1.1.c RADIUS 1.1.d Describe Native AD and LDAP 1.2 Describe identity management 1.2.a Describe features and functionality of authentication and authorization 1.2.b Describe identity store options (i.e., LDAP, AD, PKI, OTP, Smart Card, local) 1.2.c Implement accounting 1.3 Implement wired/wireless 802.1X 1.3.a Describe RADIUS flows 1.3.b AV pairs 1.3.c EAP types 1.3.d Describe supplicant, authenticator, and server 1.3.e Supplicant options 1.3.f 802.1X phasing (monitor mode, low impact, closed mode) 1.3.g AAA server 1.3.h Network access devices 1.4 Implement MAB 1.4.a Describe the MAB process within an 802.1X framework 1.4.b Flexible authentication configuration 1.4.c ISE authentication/authorization policies 1.4.d ISE endpoint identity configuration 1.4.e Verify MAB Operation 1.5 Implement network authorization enforcement 1.5.a dACL 1.5.b Dynamic VLAN assignment 1.5.c Describe SGA 1.5.d Named ACL 1.5.e CoA 1.6 Implement Central Web Authentication (CWA) 1.6.a Describe the function of CoA to support web authentication 1.6.b Configure authentication policy to facilitate CWA 1.6.c URL redirect policy 1.6.d Redirect ACL 1.6.e Customize web portal 1.6.f Verify central web authentication operation 1.7 Implement profiling 1.7.a Enable the profiling services 1.7.b Network probes 1.7.c IOS Device Sensor 1.7.d Feed service 1.7.e Profiling policy rules 1.7.f Utilize profile assignment in authorization policies 1.7.g Verify profiling operation 1.8 Implement guest services 1.8.a Managing sponsor accounts 1.8.b Sponsor portals 1.8.c Guest portals 1.8.d Guest Policies 1.8.e Self registration 1.8.f Guest activation 1.8.g Differentiated secure access 1.8.h Verify guest services operation 1.9 Implement posture services 1.9.a Describe the function of CoA to support posture services 1.9.b Agent options 1.9.c Client provisioning policy and redirect ACL 1.9.d Posture policy 1.9.e Quarantine/remediation 1.9.f Verify posture service operation 1.10 Implement BYOD access 1.10.a Describe elements of a BYOD policy 1.10.b Device registration 1.10.c My devices portal 1.10.d Describe supplicant provisioning

2.1 Describe TrustSec Architecture 2.1.a SGT Classification - dynamic/static 2.1.b SGT Transport - inline tagging and SXP 2.1.c SGT Enforcement - SGACL and SGFW 2.1.d MACsec

3.1 Troubleshoot identity management solutions 3.1.a Identify issues using authentication event details in Cisco ISE 3.1.b Troubleshoot using Cisco ISE diagnostic tools 3.1.c Troubleshoot endpoint issues 3.1.d Use debug commands to troubleshoot RADIUS and 802.1X on IOS switches and wireless controllers 3.1.e Troubleshoot backup operations

4.1 Design highly secure wireless solution with ISE 4.1.a Identity Management 4.1.b 802.1X 4.1.c MAB 4.1.d Network authorization enforcement 4.1.e CWA 4.1.f Profiling 4.1.g Guest Services 4.1.h Posture Services 4.1.i BYOD Access

5.1 Device administration 5.2 Identity Management 5.3 Profiling 5.4 Guest Services 5.5 Posturing Services 5.6 BYOD Access


• Presentation • Discussion • Practice Activities • Case Studies


• Pre test • Post test


5 Days

Target Audience



Dec 2017