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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.

What will you learn
  • 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:
  • Network Administrators.
    Support personnel.
    Anyone who will be working with RADIUS.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocols would be advantageous.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

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.

Learning path



Based on overall ratings

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"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

J. S. - Framestore CFC

"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.