Cisco Wireless LAN Security with ISE Workshop (WLSISE)


Course Overview

This hands-on workshop teaches how to configure the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) authentication for WLAN security. The course includes numerous hands-on labs utilizing up-to-date hardware such as AireOS and Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLAN controllers, 3800 and 9100 access points, ISE 2.7, Windows 10 wireless clients and Windows AD Server. A rack with the mentioned hardware will be provided to each participant. In the lab exercises, participants will configure both the ISE and the WLAN controller.

Who should attend

  • Experienced network engineers configuring Cisco AireOS or Catalyst 9800 controllers
  • Security engineers configuring the ISE for WLAN deployments
  • Newcomers who are interested in using ISE with WLAN


  • Networking fundamentals
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Wireless LAN fundamentals
  • ISE fundamentals
  • Experience with either AireOS or IOS XE

Course Objectives

After completing the workshop, you will have learned and practiced the following topics:

  • Configuring the WLAN controller to work with Cisco ISE
  • Requirements on the ISE for the WLAN controller
  • Configuring WLAN security requiring Radius on the WLAN controller
  • Configuring the ISE policy to respond to Radius requests from the WLC
  • Administrator authentication on the WLAN controller
  • Authenticating access points on switch ports
  • ISE as WLAN guest server

Course Content

  • Setup of ISE for WLAN controller
  • Setup of AireOS and Catalyst 9800 WLAN controller for ISE
  • WPA2 Enterprise (EAP/802.1X)
  • Windows AD as authentication server and certificate authority
  • EAP TLS authentication using certificates
  • SSID with MAC filtering
  • WPA2 Personal (PSK) with MAC filtering
  • Identity PSK
  • FlexConnect local authentication
  • Local WebAuthentication with ISE authentication
  • Guest anchor with ISE authentication
  • ISE hotspot and guest portal
  • Access point authentication on switch port
  • Administrator authentication on WLC with ISE
  • EWC with ISE authentication

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

4 days

  • US$ 2,800.—
Classroom Training

4 days

  • Singapore: US$ 2,800.—
  • India: US$ 1,499.—


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.