AWFSS: Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals and Cisco Aironet Wireless Site Survey 3.1

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code AWFSS

This course has been retired. The CUWSS course is recommended as an alternative.

Modules

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WLAN Radio Technologies (6 topics)

  • Unlicensed Frequency Bands
  • Spread Spectrum RF Technology
  • IEEE 802.11b Characteristics
  • IEEE 802.11a Characteristics
  • IEEE 802.11g Characteristics
  • Multipath Distortion

Appliance Setup and Initial Configuration (5 topics)

  • Antenna Characteristics
  • Cisco 2.4GHz Standard Antennas
  • Cisco Aironet 5 GHz Antennas
  • Cisco Aironet 1100 Series and 1130AG Series Access Point Internal Antennas
  • Diversity Antennas

Wireless LAN Topologies (8 topics)

  • Wireless LAN Technology Features
  • Enterprise Topologies
  • Channel Reuse
  • Multi-Rate Shifting
  • Inline Power
  • Access Point VLAN Feature
  • Access Point Quality of Service Feature
  • Cisco Structured Wireless-Aware Network

Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Products (6 topics)

  • WLAN Product Features
  • WLAN Product Line
  • Wireless LAN Client Adapters
  • Cisco 7920 Wireless IP Phone
  • Wireless Bridge Features
  • Cisco Services

Wireless Bridges (12 topics)

  • Bridge Definitions and Bridge Alternatives
  • Product Introduction
  • Role in Radio Network
  • Installation Considerations
  • Path Loss Considerations
  • Bridge Distance Calculation
  • Path Considerations
  • Site Survey
  • Antenna Issues
  • Interference Detection
  • Antenna Installation
  • Common Questions and Misconceptions

Aironet Client Utility and Aironet Desktop Utility (7 topics)

  • Wireless Software Download Center
  • Supported Operating Systems
  • PC Card LEDs
  • Aironet Administrator Configuration Tool
  • Aironet Administrator Configuration Utility
  • Aironet Desktop Utility
  • Aironet Client Utility

Access Point and Bridge Configuration (21 topics)

  • Access Point: Root Mode
  • Access Point Hardware
  • Initial Connect and Reset
  • Firmware Upgrade and Distribution
  • Express Set-Up
  • Setup of Network Ports and Data Rates
  • Association
  • Cisco Services
  • VLAN and SSID Configuration
  • RADIUS Authentication and Wireless Domain Services
  • Quality of Service Configuration
  • Simple Network Management Protocol Setup
  • Filtering
  • Access Point Cisco IOS CLI Interface
  • System Management
  • Statistics
  • Association Parameters
  • Bridge LED'S#
  • Initial Connect
  • Setup of Network Ports
  • VLAN Configuration

Security 802.11 Security (9 topics)

  • WLAN Security Vulnerabilities
  • Cisco Security Suite
  • WLAN Security Best Practices
  • Configuring the Access Point for Encryption and Authentication
  • Configuring WLAN Devices for Authentication
  • Non-Root Device Configuration and MAC Authentication
  • Configuring the Client for Authentication and Encryption
  • Configuring Cisco Secure ACS
  • Cisco Secure ACS User Setup

WLAN Management Solution (5 topics)

  • Introduction to WLAN Management
  • Structured Wireless-Aware Network Solution
  • CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine
  • CiscoWorks WLSE Radio Management Tools
  • Other WLAN Management Options

Impact of WLAN Applications and Design on a Site Survey (11 topics)

  • WLAN Applications
  • WLAN Design
  • Retail
  • Warehousing & Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Hot Spots
  • Education
  • Offices
  • Transportation
  • Government

Manual Site Survey Tools (2 topics)

  • Access Point Selection
  • Site Survey Equipment

Manual Site Survey Utilities (6 topics)

  • Cisco Aironet Client Utility
  • AirMagnet Site Survey Tool
  • Cisco Wireless IP Phone 7920
  • Configure an Access Point for a Survey
  • CiscoWorks WLSE Assisted Site Survey
  • Using Pings for Surveys

Using the AirMagnet Site Survey Tool for a Manual Survey (2 topics)

  • Designed Service Area Coverage
  • Airmagnet Site Survey Tool

Manual Site Survey Techniques (3 topics)

  • Preparation
  • Indoor Site Survey Concepts
  • Manual Survey Situations and Obstacles

Assisted Site Survey Techniques (3 topics)

  • Density Testing
  • Client Walkabout
  • Final Testing

WLAN Design Considerations (9 topics)

  • LAN Infrastructure
  • Cables and Connectors
  • Plenum
  • Firewalls
  • Risers
  • Mounting
  • Securing the Access Point
  • Splitters
  • NEMA Enclosures

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this course. Target Audience: The Cisco AWFSS course is targeted at technical engineers network integrators and technical sales personnel, who need to know how to sell, design, install, support wireless networks

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