802.1X - Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) v2.0


The Introduction to 802.1X Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (802.1X) v2.0 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.

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Público Alvo

Professionals interested in knowing and implementing solutions using the 802.1X protocol in wired and wireless networks.


We highlight the main objectives below:
• 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 RADIUS protocol 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.

Pré Requisitos

The knowledge and skills recommended before attending this course are:
• Configuring Cisco wireless LAN controllers;
• Basic command-line configuration of Cisco Catalyst switches;
• Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory.

Conteúdo Programatico

Describing Cisco Identity-Based Networking Services
Cisco IBNS Overview
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Role in Cisco IBNS
Compare Cisco IBNS and Cisco ISE Solutions
Explore Cisco IBNS Architecture Components
Explore Cisco TrustSec

Describing 802.1X EAP Authentication
Explore the IEEE 802.1X Standard
Explore 802.1X and EAP
Explain EAP Methods
Describe the Role of RADIUS in EAP Communications

Configuring Devices for 802.1X Operation
Identify 802.1X Components and Topologies
Configure Cisco Catalyst Switch for 802.1X
Compare IBNS 1.0 and 2.0 on Cisco Catalyst Switch
Configure Cisco WLC for 802.1X
Configure Cisco ISE for 802.1X
Configure Supplicants for 802.1X Operation

Configuring Access for Non-Supplicant Devices
Configure Cisco IBNS for Non-Supplicant Devices
Explore IBNS 2.0 for Non-Supplicant Devices
Configure Cisco Central Web Authentication for Guests

Designing Cisco IBNS Networks with Cisco ISE and 802.1X
Cisco ISE Architectural Components
Introducing the Cisco ISE Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Process
Identify Cisco ISE Deployment Options
Identify Component Compatibilities with 802.1X
Review 802.1X Design Considerations

Lab outline

Lab 1: Configure and Test 802.1X Operations