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Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals v1.0


Course Description


Overview

The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) v1.0 is a 5 day ILT course, designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Wireless certification, an associate level certification specializing in the wireless field. The WIFUND course and CCNA Wireless certification is a prerequisite to the CCNP Wireless (Cisco Certified Wireless Professional) curriculum. The CCNA Wireless curriculum will prepare wireless network associate for the use, positioning, planning, implementation and operation of Cisco WLAN networks. The goal of the WIFUND v1.0 is to provide students with information and practice activities to prepare them to help design, install, configure, monitor and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations. As an associate level, the course aims at providing entry level information, and will not specialize in any of the advanced features of the Cisco WLAN networks solutions.  

Audience

  • Network engineers, network administrators, network managers, and system engineers
  • WLAN designers, planners, implementers, and optimizers
  • Anyone wishing to attain CCNA Wireless or CCNP Wireless certification

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Parts 1 & 2 (ICND1 & ICND2), or
  • Cisco CCENT certification
 

Key topics

1. Wireless Fundamentals

  • RF Principles
  • RF Mathematics
  • Antenna Characteristics
  • Basics of Spread Spectrum
  • Wireless Media Access
  • Wireless Governance

2. Security and Client Access

  • Wireless Security Components
  • 802.11 Security
  • 802.1X/EAP Framework
  • EAP Authentication
  • WPA and WPA2 Security
  • Provide Guest Access
  • Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
  • Configure Smart Handheld Clients

3. Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture

  • Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
  • One Management
  • Cisco One Network
  • Mobility Architecture Concepts
  • Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
  • Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
  • Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless

4. Implement Centralized Wireless Access

  • Initialize a Centralized WLC
  • AP Initialization
  • Explore Additional WLC Features
  • Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
  • Configure Client Access
  • Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture

5. Implement Converged Wireless Access

  • Initialize a Converged WCM
  • AP Connectivity
  • Explore Additional Wireless Features
  • Configure Client Access
  • Implement Roaming in the Converged Architecture

6. Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access

  • FlexConnect Architecture
  • Autonomous Architecture
  • Cloud Architecture

7. WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Wireless Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Methodology

8. WLAN Design

  • Predictive WLAN Design Process
  • WLAN Site Survey Process

Labs

  • Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
  • Lab 2: Configure the Wired Infrastructure
  • Lab 3: Configure the Centralized WLN Deployment
  • Lab 4: Configure IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 5: Configure Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 6: Configure Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC
  • Lab 7: Deploy a Converged Access WLAN
  • Lab 8: Configure Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
  • Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Lab 14: Perform Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Lab 15: Challenge: Various Trouble Tickets
  • Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
  • Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis
 

Objectives

After completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the basic RF principles an characteristics
  • Understand WLAN security methods and access with differing client devices
  • Define the Cisco WLAN architecture and the underling infrastructure used to support it
  • Implement a Centralized wireless access networks using AireOS or IOS-XE wireless LAN controllers
  • Implement a Converged wireless access network using IOS-XE converged access switches and wireless LAN controllers
  • Implement small and remote access wireless networks using FlexConnect, Autonomous or Cloud (Meraki) architectures
  • Perform basic WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Describe the requirements for a WLAN design

Course Duration

5 Days
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