The Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals Course shows you how to configure and prepare to deploy Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) solutions based on Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Cisco Catalyst switches, and Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers. You will learn the fundamentals of the 802.1X protocol and configuration, Cisco IBNS, configuring access for non-supplicant devices, Cisco ISE deployment options, architectural components, considerations with 802.1X, and more. You will also gain hands-on experience configuring 802.1X-based network services using the Cisco Identity Services Engine and a Cisco Catalyst switch.
Upon completing this course, the learner should be able to meet these overall objectives:
- Provide students with foundational knowledge in the capabilities and functions of the IEEE 802.1X protocol and the ability to configure the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for 802.1X operation.
- The course will introduce the architecture, components, and features of a Cisco TrustSec network designed around the IEEE 802.1X and RADIUS protocols.
- The student will gain hands-on experience with configuring a network for 802.1X-based network services using the Cisco ISE, Cisco Catalyst switches, and Cisco wireless products.
- Describe Cisco TrustSec concepts
- Describe IEEE 802.1X concepts, architecture, and requirements for deployment
- Describe how the RADIUS authentication protocol is used for Cisco TrustSec
- Configure Cisco ISE for 802.1X operation
- Describe IEEE 802.1X supplicants for Microsoft, Apple, and Cisco
- Configure IEEE 802.1X for a wired network
- Configure IEEE 802.1X for a wireless network
- Describe how to provide secure guest access in a Cisco TrustSec network
- Build a high-level design of a Cisco TrustSec network using IEEE 802.1X.
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The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
- Attendance of Securing Networks with Routers and Switches (SNRS) or equivalent knowledge.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.
- Knowledge of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points.
- Knowledge of basic command-line configuration of Cisco Catalyst switches.