Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X)

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) Course Overview:

What you’ll learn in this course
Immerse yourself in the world of secure network access with the Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) v2.0 course. This comprehensive training program is designed to equip security professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to configure and deploy Cisco® Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) solutions using Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Cisco Catalyst switches, and Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.

Participants will delve into the fundamentals of the 802.1X protocol, learning its configuration intricacies and its role in providing secure network access. Gain a deep understanding of Cisco IBNS, exploring access configuration for non-supplicant devices, deployment options for Cisco ISE, architectural components, and key considerations when implementing 802.1X.

Through practical exercises, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in configuring 802.1X-based network services using the Cisco Identity Services Engine and a Cisco Catalyst switch. These exercises will enhance your understanding of real-world scenarios and strengthen your ability to implement secure network access solutions.

Enroll in the Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) v2.0 course and unlock the potential of secure network access. Arm yourself with the skills to configure and deploy Cisco IBNS solutions effectively, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of your network infrastructure.

How you’ll benefit
This class will help you:
● Learn about and practice configuring Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services solutions at your own pace
● Build your skills using Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) to secure network connectivity and resources

Who should enroll
● Security architects
● Design engineers
● Network engineers
● Cisco integrators and partners

Technology areas
● Networking
● Security


After taking this course, you should be able to:
● Describe Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services (IBNS) for providing access control to corporate networks
● Describe Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication types and methods, and the role of Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) in EAP communications
● Describe how to configure Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), and Cisco ISE for 802.1X operation
● Describe how to configure access for non-supplicant devices in an 802.1X deployment
● Describe how to plan and deploy Cisco IBNS Networks with Cisco ISE and 802.1X

● Describing Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services
◦ Cisco IBNS Overview
◦ Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Role in Cisco IBNS
● Describing 802.1X EAP Authentication
◦ Explore the IEEE 802.1X Standard
◦ Explore 802.1X and EAP
● Configuring Devices for 802.1X Operation
◦ Identify 802.1X Components and Topologies
◦ Configure Cisco Catalyst Switch for 802.1X
● Configuring Access for Non-Supplicant Devices
◦ Configure Cisco IBNS for Non-Supplicant Devices
◦ Explore IBNS 2.0 for Non-Supplicant Devices
● Designing Cisco IBNS Networks with Cisco ISE and 802.1X
◦ Cisco ISE Architectural Components
◦ Introducing the Cisco ISE Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Process

● Configure and Test 802.1X Operations

To fully benefit from this course, you should have knowledge of these topics:
● Cisco wireless LAN controllers
● Basic command-line configuration of Cisco Catalyst switches
● Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory

Here are some recommended Cisco learning offerings that can help you meet these prerequisites:
● Cisco CCNA® Security Certification training
● Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification training
● Cisco CCNA Wireless Certification training

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  • Practice Labs.
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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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