• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Interested in learning how to provide access to network resources without compromising on security? You’ve come to the right place.
The Cisco Secure Access Control System v5.x has been designed to help security professionals, network administrators, engineers, and architects to use ACS effectively to provide easy access to resources of the network without compromising on security. Since the system uses security features that are also part of Cisco’s IOS software, the course can help you get theoretical knowledge and hands on experience with multiple aspects of security.

Learning Objectives

Describe the role of various Cisco Secure Access Control System components

Install Cisco Secure ACS using a setup script

Explain Cisco Secure ACS licensing

Understand and describe the difference between value types, values, and attributes

Understand the importance of user authentication, authorization, and accounting, and describe how identity stores work

Effectively configure identity score sequences

Understand the basics of Lightweight Direct Access Protocol and leverage the protocol for effective configuration of external identity stores

Implement TACACS+ to perform various functions on Cisco Secure ACS

Understand the different aspects of Cisco Secure ACS to monitor and troubleshoot problems

Use a local certificate authority (CA) for the configuration and troubleshooting of digital certificates that Cisco Secure ACS self-signs

Configure and troubleshoot IEEE 802.1X and EAP within Cisco Secure ACS environments

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.