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Course Description

In this course, you will learn to provide secure access to network resources using the Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.2. You’ll examine how the ACS has grown by leaps and bounds since 4.x., discover new features, and learn how the 4.x configurations map to 5.x configurations. You will also get a look into future ACS technologies

Learning Objectives

RADIUS and TACACS+ protocols
ACS solutions, including ACS Express, ACS Enterprise, ACS on VMware, and appliances such as the CSACS—1120 Series and CSACS—1121 Series
Major components of ACS
ACS 5.2 installation best practices
Configure the ACS from a default install
License requirements
How attributes, value types, and predefined values are used
Types of Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) clients and how they access network resources and other AAA clients
Work with a local identity store and identity store sequence
Users and identity stores
Configure an external identity store with LDAP
Fundamentals of LDAP
Set up an external identity store with Active Directory
Perform AAA with TACACS+
Monitor and troubleshoot ACS (AAA with TACACS+)
Using a local certificate authority to replace digital certificates self—signed by ACS
Introduction to IEEE 802.1X and EAP
802.1X using Windows XP, Windows 7, and AnyConnect 3.x supplicants
802.1X single host authentication
802.1X troubleshooting

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.