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Total RADIUS for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

RADIUS training course description

A fast paced hands-on introduction to RADIUS. Moves from installation and configuration through to packet analysis and accounting. Practical exercises are spread throughout the course to maintain student interest.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Configure PPP and PAP/CHAP.
  • Install and configure RADIUS servers.
  • Describe how RADIUS works.
  • Setup RADIUS accounting.
  • Analyse RADIUS packets.
  • Troubleshoot RADIUS installations.

RADIUS training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff wanting to learn DNS including:
  • Network Administrators.
  • Support personnel.
  • Anyone who will be working with RADIUS.
Prerequisites:
Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocols would be advantageous.
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

RADIUS training course contents

What is RADIUS?
AAA services, Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting, local AAA services, remote AAA services, What is RADIUS? RADIUS as a protocol, RADIUS as an architecture, RADIUS as a standard. Installing RADIUS RADIUS platforms, RADIUS servers, client server communications, services, daemons.
Hands on: Installing RADIUS and testing with NTRadPing.

Server configuration
Configuring clients on the server, shared secrets, usernames and passwords. IP address pools.
Hands on: Configuring a server and testing with NTRadPing.

Client configuration
Example clients, client configuration steps, enabling RADIUS, pointing clients to the server, shared secrets, example Cisco authentication, example Cisco authorization.
Hands on: Configuring clients for RADIUS.

How RADIUS works
RADIUS architecture, RADIUS and authentication, PPP, PAP, CHAP, RADIUS SUCCESS, RADIUS FAILURE, the RADIUS protocol stack, the RADIUS protocol, the RADIUS header, RADIUS codes, RADIUS attributes, ACCESS-REQUEST example, ACCESS-ACCECPT example, CHAP example, proprietary attributes, using unassigned type codes, RADIUS attribute 26, Cisco specific attributes.
Hands on: Analysing RADIUS packets, configuring PPP CHAP to work with RADIUS

RADIUS accounting
Simplified operation, Accounting codes, Accounting attributes, client and server configuration for accounting.
Hands on: Configuring RADIUS accounting.

RADIUS architectures
Traditional architecture, multiple RADIUS servers for resilience, Proxy RADIUS servers, Realms, RADIUS in VPNs, RADIUS with 802.1x.
Hands on: Using multiple RADIUS servers, Proxies.

Troubleshooting RADIUS
General problem solving, basic tools, RADIUS troubleshooting, Common configuration errors, log files, RADIUS design and performance.
Hands on: Fixing RADIUS problems.

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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