Deploying Security in Cisco ACI (DSACI)


Course Description

In Deploying Security in Cisco® ACI, you'll learn a brief overview of Cisco ACI architecture, including an examination of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for data centers.  Also, you have the opportunity to discover how to implement security mechanisms in the operational infrastructure with the Cisco ACI environment.  
The course describes the how to implement secure Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) operation, as well as how to integrate security services with the Cisco ACI Fabric. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure you are able to successfully deploy, configure, and maintain Cisco ACI security.

Learning Objectives

  • Basic Cisco ACI architecture and operation
  • Tenant security
  • Security domains
  • Secure fabric operation
  • Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) integration
  • Microsegmentation
  • L4–L7 service graphs
  • Function profiles
  • External ASA device integration
  • ASAv appliance integration
  • Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention
  • System (NGIPS) integration

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


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

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for security-focused engineers, as well as traditional network and data center engineers tasked with security roles in a Cisco networking environment.

Course Info

Length: 4 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 16

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DSACI Data Sheet 20190411.pdf