Course Duration:

3 Days

Who should attend:

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cisco Channel Partner systems engineers and field engineers that are seeking to meet the education requirements to attain Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) authorization to sell Cisco ISE.

Prerequisites

This section lists the skills and knowledge that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. This section includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learners may complete to benefit fully from this course, including the following:

  • Cisco CCNA®
  • Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE)
  • 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

Course Content

Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) v1.0 is a newly created three-day virtual instructor-led training (vILT) course designed to prepare Cisco Channel Partners, systems engineers, and implementers with the knowledge and hands-on experience to prepare them to configure Cisco TrustSec solutions based on Cisco Identity Services module, Cisco Catalyst switches, and Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.

The goal of the course is to 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.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe identity-based networking concepts and components
  • Define the components and processes of port-based authentication
  • Identify the 802.1X components and their interrelation at a high level
  • Identify requirements and options for non-supplicant devices
  • Position individual components of an 802.1X network and identify compatibilities

Course Outline

The course contains these components:

  • Course Introduction
  • Cisco TrustSec
  • Port-Based Authentication
  • Configure Devices for 802.1X Operation
  • Configure Guest Access
  • Design Cisco TrustSec Networks with Cisco ISE and 802.1X
  • Lab Guide
  • Appendix A: Provisioning Cisco ISE CA-Signed Certificates