Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description Course topics include basic wireless components and terminology, wireless and antennae fundamentals, controller and AP options, utilizing configuration interfaces, monitoring tools, and an overview of endpoint security - including APs and client devices. Utilizing the skills learned in this course, participants will be able to design, install, configure, monitor and perform basic troubleshooting of a Cisco WLAN in small and medium-sized business and enterprise installations.

Who should attend

Individuals who possess a general networking background, have prior experience with the Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS), and have achieved CCNA® certification are the target audience for this class. Targeted learners perform jobs in engineering support, development test engineering and other technical areas that may have a need to configure, monitor and troubleshoot connectivity within Cisco wireless networks.

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless  (CCNA Wireless)
Prerequisites

To fully benefit from CCNA Wireless, you should already possess a valid CCNA certification or equivalent work experience that provides routing and switching fundamentals.

The participant should have working skills and knowledge of the following:

  • Basic browser navigation
  • Basic understanding of LAN, WAN and Internet operation
  • IP addressing including subnetting
  • Routing and switching principles
  • Access Control List (ACL) functionality

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain foundational knowledge required to prepare for the CCNA Wireless Certification [Associate level] exam (640-721).

Learners will be able to:

  • Create an ad-hoc connection and analyze the communication
  • Configure a controller and access point (AP)
  • Convert an autonomous AP to controller-based mode
  • Install and configure a mobility express wireless controller and AP
  • Configure EAP-FAST authentication with WPA
  • Configure the controller and the AP from the WCS interface
  • Work with the map editor tool
  • Back up the controller configuration and WCS database

Course Content

Specific course topics include:

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals

  • Wireless Networks and Topologies
  • Wireless LANs RF Principles
  • Radio Frequency Mathematics
  • Antennae
  • Spread Spectrum Technologies Basics
  • Wireless Regulatory Bodies, Standards and Certifications
  • Examining Wireless Media Access
  • Other Wireless Technologies and Their Impact
  • Wireless Frame Journey: End-to-End
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture Basics

Module 2: Basic Cisco WLAN Installation

  • Configure a Controller
  • Discovering and Associating to a Controller
  • Different AP Modes
  • Roaming
  • Managing the Network from the Controller
  • Configuring and Migrating Stand-Alone Access Points
  • Cisco Mobility Express Wireless Architecture

Module 3: Wireless Clients

  • Using Default OS Configuration Tool
  • Cisco Aironet WLAN Client Adapter
  • Cisco Secure Services Client
  • Cisco Client Extension Program

Module 4: WLAN Security

  • Wireless Security Framework and Components
  • Establishing Basic IEEE 802.11 Security
  • Centralizing the WLAN Authentication
  • EAP Authentications
  • Managing Authentication and Encryption with WPA and WPA2
  • Configuring Security on Controllers and Clients

Module 5: WCS Administration

  • WCS and Navigator
  • Installing WCS
  • Administering WCS
  • Working with Controllers from WCS
  • Working with Maps
  • Monitoring the Network with WCS

Module 6: WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Maintaining the System
  • Design and Site Survey Considerations
  • Using Troubleshooting Tools