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Cisco® Secure Access Control System Course Outline

 (3 days)
Version 5.2

This course teaches students how to provide secure access to network resources by using the Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) version 5.2, which interoperates with security features in Cisco IOS Software.

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the operation of the Cisco Secure ACS to control access to network services and devices. Course subjects include the principles of authentication (identifying users and devices in order to control access to networks, services, and devices), authorization (restricting the functions that users can perform on services and devices) and accounting (to track the activities of users). The RADIUS,
TACACS+, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), and IEEE 802.1X protocols are discussed in theory and practice as the basis of network security. Specific methods and configurations are shown that can be used in your production networks to achieve targeted and detailed control objectives. The course includes hands-on labs to provide direct experience in configuring Cisco Secure ACS and Cisco network devices.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:
Describe the RADIUS and TACACS+ protocols
Compare and contrast the various ACS solutions: ACS Express, Enterprise, ACS
on VMware, Cisco Secure ACS -1120 Series and Cisco Secure ACS -1121
List the main components of Cisco Secure ACS
Install Cisco Secure ACS v5.2
Use a setup script during Cisco Secure ACS install
Describe how licensing works with the Cisco Secure ACS
Understand attributes, value types, and values
Configure the different types of AAA clients
Access network resources and AAA clients
Configure local identity store and identity store sequence
Understand users and identity stores
Configure an external identity store with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol(LDAP)
Describe the fundamentals of LDAP
Set up of external identity store with active directory
Perform authentication, command authorization, and accounting with TACACS
Monitor and Troubleshoot Cisco Secure ACS
Configure and troubleshoot digital certificates self-signed by Cisco Secure ACS using local certificate authority (CA)
Describe and configure IEEE 802.1X and EAP
Configure Cisco Secure ACS environments with IEEE 802.1X and Windows XP
Configure IEEE 802.1X for Single Host Authentication
Troubleshoot IEEE 802.1X

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or the equivalent in
knowledge and experience
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system
Though it is not mandatory, students should also have the following training:
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) or the equivalent in knowledge
and experience

Course Outline

Module 1: Identity Management Solution Overview

Module 2: Product Overview and Initial Configuration

Module 3: Advanced Cisco Secure ACS Configuration and Device Management

Module 4: IEEE 802.1x with Cisco Secure ACS v5.2

Module 5: System Operations
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