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Course Overview

ClearPass Essentials  

The ClearPass Essentials  course provides you with a foundation in Network Access Control using ClearPass product portfolio. This course covers in depth configuration of ClearPass policy manager with a focus on Enforcement and Device Profiling. The course also includes setup and configuration details of primary applications of ClearPass Guest like guest web login pages, guest self-registration, device provisioning using Onboard and client posture analysis using OnGuard.


Who should attend?

  • Network Administrators and IT Staff who configure and manage guest and visitor WLAN access.
  • Network and System Administrators responsible for reporting and compliance of WLANs.

Prerequisites

  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts.
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations.
  • Knowledge of RADIUS server configuration.

Course Agenda

Modules

Day 1

  • 1 – Intro to Clearpass
    • 1.1 - Intro to Clearpass
    • 1.2 - Setup and Installation
  • 2 – Clearpass for AAA
    • Intro to Clearpass for AAA
    • Authentication & Security Concepts
    • 2.3 - NADs
    • Lab 1 - 802.1x with Local User
    • 2.4 - Monitoring & Troubleshooting
    • Lab 2 – Troubleshooting

Day 2

    • 2.5 - Insight reporting
    • Lab 3 - Insight Reporting
  • 3 – External Authentication
    • 3.1 - Active Directory
    • Lab 4 - 802.1x with AD
    • 3.2 - External Auth Deep Dive
  • 4 – Guest
    • 4.1 - Intro to Guest
    • 4.2 - Configuring NADs for Guest
    • Lab 5 - Guest
    • 4.3 - Guest Manager Deep Dive
    • 4.4 - Web Login Deep Dive
    • 4.5 - Self-Registration Deep Dive

Day 3

    • 4.6 - Sponsor Approval
    • Lab 6 - Sponsor Approval
    • 4.7 - MAC Caching
    • Lab 7 - MAC Caching
  • 5 – OnBoard
    • 5.1 - Intro to OnBoard
    • Lab 8 - OnBoard
    • 5.2 - Basic OnBoard Setup
    • 5.3 - OnBoard Deep Dive
    • 5.4 - Single SSID OnBoarding
    • 5.5 - Dual SSID OnBoarding

Day 4

  • 6 – Endpoint Anaylsis
    • 6.1 - Intro to Profiling
    • Lab 9 - Profiling on Guest networks
    • 6.2 - Endpoint Analysis Deep Dive
    • Lab 10 - Profiling on 802.1x networks
  • 7 – Posture
    • 7.1 - Intro to Posture
    • Lab 11 - Posture Health Collection
    • 7.2 - OnGuard Deep Dive
    • Lab 12 - Posture Enforcement
    • Lab 13 - Wired 801.x
  • 8 – Operations & Admin Users
    • 8.1 – Operations

Day 5

    • 8.2 - Admin Users
    • Lab 14 - TACACS+ Admin
  • 9 – Clustering & Redundancy
    • 9.1 - Clustering
    • 9.2 - Redundancy
    • Lab 15 - Clustering & Redundancy
  • 10 - Licensing
  • 11- Single Sign-On
  • 12 - Clearpass Exchange
  • 13 - Final Case Study

 

  • Appendix Modules – printouts
    • AppA – Intro to Certificates
    • AppB – Licensing Alerts & Enforcement
    • AppC – Cisco Switch NAD
    • AppD – Guest Hotspot
    • AppE – Posture with NAP
    • AppF – Airgroup
    • AppG - QuickConnect