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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.

What will you learn
  • 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:
  • SIP for engineers

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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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.

Learning path



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"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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"Hard concepts were explained very simply."

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.