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This course is designed to give a firm understanding of the Cisco Unified Wireless Networking for enterprise deployment scenarios. You will learn the basics of how to install, configure, operate and maintain a wireless network, both as an add-on to an existing wireless LAN (WLAN) and as a new Cisco Unified Wireless Networking solution. The course will build on top of Wireless LAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture and Wireless LAN characteristics. You will investigate the components, features and deployment aspects of the system and have the opportunity to reinforce what you learn with hands-on labs. This course focuses on the essential network elements of a WLAN: the access points (APs) and wireless LAN controllers (WLCs) and provides high-level information about the optional but recommended network management and services appliance components of a Cisco Unified Wireless Network - the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Mobility Services Engine (MSE)—but does not provide hands-on labs and in-depth coverage of these components. The Cisco Prime Infrastructure Platform Management Platform are covered in more depth in a separate course, Managing Enterprise Networks with Prime Infrastructure (NMENPI). Features released in code 7.6, 8.0 and 8.1 are incorporated in this course.
What Do Participants Learn?
After completing this course you should be able to:
Differentiate the characteristics of a unified wireless LAN architecture, and configure and test the controllers, access points, and basic features
Differentiate the characteristics of a FlexConnect architecture, configure and deploy a FlexConnect based wireless LAN
Perform routine maintenance, network monitoring, and common troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco wireless LAN
Describe and perform configuration with Cisco’s new Ease of Use wizard, and best practices audit
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for engineers involved in the planning, deployment and managment of enterprise WLAN using both autonomous architecture and lightweight access points with controllers.
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
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To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
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Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
Understanding the AP Association Process
User Interfaces to the System
Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
Administering WLANs and AP Groups
Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
Configuring Security Options
Performing General Administration
Providing Guest Access
Section Two: Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture
FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
3: 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements
Section Three: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN
Performing Routine Maintenance
Configuring Policies and Management
Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
Section Four: Cisco User Interface Enhancements
Ease of Use Features
Section Five: Appendix
Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
Lab 1-1 Perform the initial controller configuration
Lab 1-2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
Lab 1-3: AP Association Options
Lab 1-4: Controller Web Interface
Lab 1-5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
Lab 1-6: Configuring Security parameters on the WLC
Lab 1-7: AVC Configuration
Lab 1-8: Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication
Lab 2-1: FlexConnect Local Switching
Lab 4-1: Perform the initial controller configuration using Ease of Use wizard