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CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide by Kevin Redmon, Aaron Woland

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Monitor Mode

Monitor Mode is a process, not just a command on a switch. The process is to enable authentication (with authentication open), see exactly which devices fail and which ones succeed, and correct the failed authentications before they cause any problems.

Figure 20-8 shows a high-level flow diagram describing the Monitor Mode.

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Figure 20-8 Monitor Mode operational flow.

One key point to understand about Monitor Mode is that it is applicable to wired environments only. If you have ever configured a device to connect to a wireless network, you will recognize that configuring a network manager (which is considered a client and contains ...

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