Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs

3 Day Course
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Code WDBWL

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Overview

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.

Objectives

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

Target Audience

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.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Unified Deployments (10 topics)

  • 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

Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture (3 topics)

  • FlexConnect Deployments
  • FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  • 3: 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements

Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN (4 topics)

  • Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  • Gathering Data
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Cisco User Interface Enhancements (1 topic)

  • Ease of Use Features

Appendix (3 topics)

  • Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
  • Pre-Deployment Planning
  • Autonomous Deployments

Labs: (10 topics)

  • 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

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Viewed Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) - 4 Hour ELT available on the CLN or via a Cisco learning partner
  • CCNA certification or equivalent level of knowledge

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
WDBWL 3 Days $1,995
CWDBWL 3 Days $2,169
WDBWL 3 Days $1,995

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