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  • Copyright 2021
  • Pages: 750
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-667787-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-667787-1

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

  • Master CCNP Security Identity Management SISE 300-715 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

This is the eBook edition of the CCNP Security Identity Management SISE 300-715 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include access to the companion website with practice exam that comes with the print edition.

CCNP Security Identity Management SISE 300-715 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Do I Know This Already? quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

CCNP Security Identity Management SISE 300-715 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP Security SISE exam. Two leading Cisco technology experts share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

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Architecture and deployment

Policy enforcement

Web Auth and guest services



Endpoint compliance

Network access device administration

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxvi
Part I Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
Chapter 1 Fundamentals of AAA 2
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 3
Foundation Topics 5
Comparing and Selecting AAA Options 5
Comparing RADIUS and TACACS+ 16
Exam Preparation Tasks 16
Review All Key Topics 16
Define Key Terms 17
Q&A 17
Chapter 2 Identity Management 18
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 18
Foundation Topics 20
What Is an Identity? 20
Identity Stores 20
Identity Source Sequences 34
Special Identity Sources 35
Exam Preparation Tasks 36
Review All Key Topics 36
Define Key Terms 36
Q&A 36
Chapter 3 Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) over LAN: 802.1X 38
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 38
Foundation Topics 41
Extensible Authentication Protocol 41
EAP over LAN (802.1X) 41
Supplicant Options 50
Exam Preparation Topics 73
Review All Key Topics 73
Define Key Terms 74
Q&A 74
Chapter 4 Non-802.1X Authentication 76
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 76
Foundation Topics 79
Devices Without a Supplicant 79
MAC Authentication Bypass 80
Web Authentication 83
Remote-Access Connections 88
EasyConnect 89
Exam Preparation Tasks 90
Review All Key Topics 90
Define Key Terms 91
Q&A 91
Chapter 5 Introduction to Advanced Concepts 92
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 92
Foundation Topics 95
Change of Authorization 95
Automating MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) 96
Posture Assessment 99
Mobile Device Management (MDM) 101
Exam Preparation Tasks 102
Review All Key Topics 102
Define Key Terms 102
Q&A 103
Part II Cisco Identity Services Engine
Chapter 6 Cisco Identity Services Engine Architecture 104
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 104
Foundation Topics 106
What Is Cisco ISE? 106
Personas 108
Physical or Virtual Appliances 111
ISE Deployment Scenarios 113
Exam Preparation Tasks 120
Review All Key Topics 120
Define Key Terms 120
Q&A 120
Chapter 7 A Guided Tour of the Cisco ISE Graphical User Interface (GUI) 122
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 123
Foundation Topics 125
Logging in to ISE 125
Organization of the ISE GUI 142
Types of Policies in ISE 171
Exam Preparation Tasks 173
Review All Key Topics 173
Define Key Term 173
Q&A 173
Chapter 8 Initial Configuration of Cisco ISE 174
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 174
Foundation Topics 177
Cisco Identity Services Engine Form Factors 177
Bootstrapping Cisco ISE 177
Network Devices 192
ISE Identity Stores 194
Exam Preparation Topics 204
Review All Key Topics 204
Define Key Terms 204
Q&A 205
Chapter 9 Authentication Policies 206
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 207
Foundation Topics 209
The Relationship Between Authentication and Authorization 209
Authentication Policy 210
Understanding Policy Sets 211
Understanding Authentication Policies 216
Common Authentication Policy Examples 220
More on MAB 227
Restore the Authentication Policy 229
Exam Preparation Tasks 230
Review All Key Topics 230
Q&A 230
Chapter 10 Authorization Policies 232
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 232
Foundation Topics 235
Authentication Versus Authorization 235
Authorization Policies 235
Saving Conditions for Reuse 249
Exam Preparation Tasks 256
Review All Key Topics 256
Define Key Terms 256
Q&A 256
Part III Implementing Secure Network Access
Chapter 11 Implement Wired and Wireless Authentication 258
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 259
Foundation Topics 261
Authentication Configuration on Wired Switches 261
Authentication Configuration on WLCs 276
Verifying Dot1x and MAB 295
Live Sessions 303
Looking Forward 303
Exam Preparation Tasks 303
Review All Key Topics 303
Define Key Terms 304
Q&A 304
Chapter 12 Web Authentication 306
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 306
Foundation Topics 309
Web Authentication Scenarios 309
Configuring Centralized Web Authentication 313
Building CWA Authorization Policies 322
Verifying Centralized Web Authentication 324
Exam Preparation Tasks 331
Review All Key Topics 331
Define Key Terms 331
Q&A 332
Chapter 13 Guest Services 334
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 334
Foundation Topics 337
Guest Services Overview 337
Portals, Portals, and More Portals! 341
Configuring Guest Portals and Authorization Rules 351
Sponsors 381
SAML Authentication 394
Exam Preparation Tasks 400
Review All Key Topics 400
Define Key Terms 401
Q&A 401
Chapter 14 Profiling 402
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 402
Foundation Topics 404
ISE Profiler 404
Infrastructure Configuration 424
Profiling Policies 429
ISE Profiler and CoA 442
Profiles in Authorization Policies 450
Verify Profiling 454
Exam Preparation Topics 458
Review All Key Topics 458
Define Key Terms 458
Q&A 458
Part IV Advanced Secure Network Access
Chapter15 Certificate-Based Authentication 460
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 460
Foundation Topics 463
Certificate Authentication Primer 463
A Common Misconception About Active Directory 469
Configuring ISE for Certificate-Based Authentications 470
Exam Preparation Tasks 479
Review All Key Topics 479
Define Key Terms 480
Q&A 480
Chapter 16 Bring Your Own Device 482
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 483
Foundation Topics 485
Configuring NADs for Onboarding 489
ISE Configuration for Onboarding 495
BYOD Onboarding Process Detailed 523
Verifying BYOD Flows 534
MDM Onboarding 535
Managing Endpoints 542
The Opposite of BYOD: Identify Corporate Systems 545
Exam Preparation Topics 546
Review All Key Topics 547
Define Key Terms 547
Q&A 547
Chapter 17 TrustSec and MACsec 548
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 548
Foundation Topics 551
Ingress Access Control Challenges 551
What Is TrustSec? 555
What Is a Security Group Tag? 556
What Is the TrustSec Architecture? 557
TrustSec-Enabled Network Access Devices 558
Network Device Admission Control (NDAC) 566
Defining the SGTs 572
Classification 575
Transport: SGT Exchange Protocol (SXP) 581
Transport: Native Tagging 593
Enforcement 597
Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) 613
MACsec 614
Exam Preparation Tasks 623
Review All Key Topics 623
Define Key Terms 623
Q&A 624
Chapter 18 Posture Assessment 626
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 626
Foundation Topics 629
Posture Assessment with ISE 629
Configuring Posture 636
The Endpoint Experience 695
Mobile Posture 707
Exam Preparation Tasks 713
Review All Key Topics 713
Define Key Terms 713
Q&A 713
Part V Safely Deploying in the Enterprise
Chapter 19 Deploying Safely 714
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 714
Foundation Topics 717
Why Use a Phased Approach? 717
Comparing authentication open to Standard 802.1X 719
Prepare ISE for a Staged Deployment 720
Monitor Mode 722
Low-Impact Mode 725
Closed Mode 728
Transitioning from Monitor Mode to Your End State 730
Wireless Networks 731
Exam Preparation Tasks 731
Review All Key Topics 731
Q&A 732
Chapter 20 ISE Scale and High Availability 734
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 734
Foundation Topics 737
Configuring ISE Nodes in a Distributed Environment 737
Understanding the High Availability Options Available 743
Using Load Balancers 751
Maintaining ISE Deployments 757
Exam Preparation Tasks 761
Review All Key Topics 761
Define Key Term 761
Q&A 762
Chapter 21 Troubleshooting Tools 764
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 764
Foundation Topics 766
Logging 766
Diagnostic Tools 785
Troubleshooting Methodology 804
Troubleshooting Outside of ISE 808
Exam Preparation Tasks 815
Review All Key Topics 815
Q&A 816
Part VI Extending Secure Access Control
Chapter 22 ISE Context Sharing and Remediation 818
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 818
Foundation Topics 820
Integration Types in the ISE Ecosystem 820
pxGrid 825
Exam Preparation Tasks 867
Review All Key Topics 867
Define Key Terms 867
Q&A 867
Chapter 23 Threat Centric NAC 868
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 868
Foundation Topics 871
Vulnerabilities and Threats, Oh My! 871
Integrating Vulnerability Assessment Sources 872
Integrating with Threat Sources 890
Exam Preparation Tasks 904
Review All Key Topics 904
Define Key Terms 905
Q&A 905
Part VII Device Administration AAA
Chapter 24 Device Administration AAA with ISE 906
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 906
Foundation Topics 909
Device Administration AAA Refresher 909
Device Administration in ISE 910
Device Administration Global Settings 917
Device Administration Work Center 919
Exam Preparation Tasks 928
Review All Key Topics 928
Q&A 928
Chapter 25 Configuring Device Administration AAA with Cisco IOS 930
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 930
Foundation Topics 932
Overview of IOS Device Administration AAA 932
Configure ISE and an IOS Device for Device Administration AAA 936
Testing and Troubleshooting 951
Exam Preparation Tasks 966
Review All Key Topics 966
Define Key Terms 967
Q&A 967
Chapter 26 Configuring Device Admin AAA with the Cisco WLC 968
Do I Know This Already? Quiz 968
Foundation Topics 971
Overview of WLC Device Administration AAA 971
Configure ISE and the WLC for Device Administration AAA 972
Testing and Troubleshooting 981
Exam Preparation Tasks 986
Review All Key Topics 986
Q&A 987
Part VIII Final Preparation
Chapter 27 Final Preparation 988
Hands-on Activities 988
Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study 988
Summary 989
Part IX Appendixes
Glossary of Key Terms 991
Appendix A Answers to the Do I Know This Already? Quizzes and Q&A Sections 1002
Appendix B CCNP Security Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE 300-715) Exam Updates 1032
Appendix C Sample Switch Configurations 1034

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