300-208 SISAS – What Is Cisco ISE?

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my earlier post about the Cisco 300-208 SISAS (Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions) exam, I gave a brief overview of the exam and listed the exam topics as laid out by the Cisco Learning Community.  However, I felt that these largely boil down to a few key concepts related to Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine): Understand what ISE is. Understand why you might use ISE in a wired or wireless network. Understand what ISE does at a protocol level. Understand how ISE interacts with

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300-208 SISAS – How to Tackle the Beast

Reading Time: 2 minutes The best way to finish something, is to begin it.  So I decided I would begin my prep for the 300-208 SISAS (Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions) exam, by laying out my personal study plan against the exam topics, found here on the Cisco Learning Community. The exam topics are broken into five broad categories, and Cisco also gives a general indication of what percentage of the exam is on each topic: 1.0 Identity Management/Secure Access - 33% 2.0 Threat Defense – 10% 3.0

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CCNP Security – Halfway There

Reading Time: < 1 minutes I am halfway towards my CCNP Security, and am finally gearing up to finish it.  When I completed the 642-618 FIREWALL and 642-648 VPN exams in the beginning of 2014, I was promptly sidetracked with the little things in life.  (Such as moving across the country, starting a new job, and finishing my BSIT at WGU.)  Knowing that the old CCNP Security exams had cycled out in April of 2014, I used Cisco’s CCNP Security Migration Path tool to validate that I was left

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