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500-254 ISE

Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine

Exam Number 500-254 ISE
Duration 65 minutes (50-60 questions)
Available Languages English
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The Implementing and Configuring Identity Services Engine (ISE) (500-254) exam tests a candidate's knowledge on how to setup, configure, and implement Cisco ISE services to authenticate and authorize users before allowing access to the network. Topics covered include implementing 802.1X authentication, MAC Authentication Bypass, Web Authentication, ISE profiling, guest, posture services, and creating high-level-design document.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  •   6%     1.0   Building a Network Design for the ISE
                Platform
     

      • 1.1   Introducing the TrustSec Solution and ISE Platform Architecture
         
  • 24%     2.0   Deploying the Cisco Identity Services
                Engine
     

      • 2.1   Installing the ISE Software
         
      • 2.2   Integrating the ISE into Microsoft Active Directory
         
      • 2.3   Configuring The ISE for Redundancy and Scaling
         
  • 47%     3.0   Implementing Classification and Policy
                Enforcement
     

      • 3.1   Configuring the ISE for MAC Address Bypass (MAB)
         
      • 3.2   Configuring the ISE for wired and wireless 802.1X authentication
         
      • 3.3   Deploying VPN-based services using the Cisco ASA and Inline
                 Posture
         
      • 3.4   Configuring web authentication using the ISE
         
      • 3.5   Using the ISE for policy enforcement
         
  • 18%     4.0   Configuring and verifying Profiling,
                Posturing, and Guest Services
     

      • 4.1   Configuring ISE profiling services
         
      • 4.2   Configuring ISE posture services
         
      • 4.3   Configuring ISE guest services
         
  •   4%     5.0   TrustSec Fundamentals

      • 5.1   Introducing TrustSec fundamentals
         
  •   1%     6.0   Creating a Low-Level Design for the ISE
     

      • 6.1   Creating a high-level and low-level design for the ISE
         
  • The following courses are recommended training for this exam:

    • Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    Cisco Partners can access the Partner Education Connection (PEC) for access to a variety of training content to help them prepare for this exam.

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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