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Definitive 802.1X for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Definitive 802.1X training course description

A hands-on training course concentrating solely on 802.1X. Hands on sessions follow major chapters to reinforce the theory.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe 802.1X.
  • Explain how 802.1X works
  • Configure 802.1X
  • Troubleshoot 802.1X.

Definitive 802.1X training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical network staff.
Technical security staff.
Prerequisites:
Total RADIUS for engineers
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Definitive 802.1X training course contents

Introduction
What is 802.1X? Authentication access, 802.3, 802.11. IEEE, 802, 802.1X-2001, 802.1X-2010

Architecture
Supplicant, Authenticator, Authentication server, EAP, EAPOL, RADIUS, Diameter.

Port configuration
802.1X in a switch environment.
Hands on: Configuring 802.1X.

How it works
Controlled ports, uncontrolled ports. Authentication flow chart, Initialisation, initiation, negotiation, authentication.
Hands on: 802.1X packet analysis.

802.1X and 802.11
WiFi, WiFi security.
Hands on: 802.1X WiFi port access.

EAP
Extensible Authentication Protocol, RFC 3748, RFC 5247. EAP methods: Weak, MD5, LEAP, Strong: TTLS, TLS, FAST. Encapsulation: 802.1X, PEAP, RADIUS, Diameter, PPP.

802.1X accounting
RADIUS, accounting messages, 802.1X accounting AV pairs.

8021.X and VLANS
VLANs, Guest VLAN, restricted VLAN, voice VLAN.
Hands on: VLAN assignments with 802.1X.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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