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Introduction to 802.1x Operations for Cisco Security Professionals (8021X)

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Course Overview

Students will gain the foundational knowledge of IEEE 802.1X protocol; the skills that are needed to configure the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for 802.1X operation; hands-on experience configuring a network for 802.1X-based network services.

Course Length: 3 Days

Audience: This course is intended for Cisco Partner Sales Engineers and Field engineers supporting customers with 802.1x solutions. The primary audience for this course is Cisco Channel Partner SEs and FEs that are seeking to meet the education requirements to attain ATP authorization to sell Cisco ISE. The secondary audience for this course is security architects, design engineers, and others seeking hands-on experience with Cisco TrustSec 802.1X deployments with Cisco ISE

Prerequisites:  Familiarity with Cisco technologies

What You're Going To Learn

1 – Cisco TrustSec

  • Surveying Cisco TrustSec Surveying Cisco TrustSec Architecture Components

2 – Port-Based Authentication

  • Surveying the IEEE 802.1X Standard Surveying 802.1X and EAP Surveying 802.1X and EAP

3 – Configure Devices for 802.1X Operation

  • Identifying 802.1X Components and Topologies Identifying 802.1X Components and Topologies Configuring Network Devices for 802.1X Configuring Supplicants for 802.1X Operation

4 – Configure Guest Access

  • Configuring Cisco TrustSec for Non-Supplicant Devices Configuring Cisco WebAuth for Non-Supplicant Devices

5 – Design Cisco TrustSec Networks with Cisco ISE and 802.1X

  • Identifying Component Compatibilities with 802.1X Reviewing 802.1X Design Considerations that Impact Implementation Reviewing Scalable 802.1X Architectures

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Course Outline


  • Using Cisco ISE as a Network Access Policy Engine
  • Introducing Cisco ISE Deployment Models


  • Introducing 802.1X and MAB Access: Wired and Wireles
  • Introducing Identity Management
  • Configuring Certificate Services
  • Introducing Cisco ISE Policy
  • Configuring Cisco ISE Policy Sets
  • Implementing Third-Party Network Access Device Support
  • Introducing Cisco TrustSec
  • Introducing EasyConnect


  • Introducing Web Access with Cisco ISE
  • Introducing ISE Guest Access Components
  • Configuring Guest Access Settings
  • Configuring Portals: Sponsors and Guests

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