Deploying Security in Cisco ACI

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Cisco Data Centre and Virtualization Training.


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Basics of Cisco ACI (2 topics)

  • Cisco APIC Architecture and Operation
  • Cisco ACI Logical Elements

Security Built In to Cisco ACI (2 topics)

  • Inherent Cisco ACI Security Mechanisms
  • Securing the Cisco ACI Environment from Threats

Security Services in Cisco ACI (5 topics)

  • L4 and L7 Services Key Concepts
  • Security Appliances in Cisco ACI
  • Deploying Cisco ASA in Cisco ACI
  • Deploying Cisco ASAv in Cisco ACI
  • Deploying Cisco FirePOWER NGIPS in Cisco ACI

Labs (8 topics)

  • Lab 1: Exploring the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lab 2: Exploring the Cisco APIC
  • Lab 3: Configuring Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) Terminal Access Controller Access Control System+ (TACACS+) Integration
  • Lab 4: Configuring Cisco ACI L4 and L7 Service Insertion
  • Lab 5: Configuring a Firewall High-Availability Pair
  • Lab 6: Configuring and Inserting a Firewall High-Availability Pair in Routed Mode
  • Lab 7: Configuring and Inserting an ASAv in Transparent Mode
  • Lab 8: Configuring and Inserting a Virtual Cisco Firepower NGIPS in Inline Mode


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Complete knowledge of Cisco networking
  • Data center and virtualization knowledge
  • Network and data center security skills