MWNPI - Managing Wireless Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure



In this course, you will learn how to manage a wireless infrastructure with Cisco Prime Infrastructure inventory and configuration menus. You will learn how to use the map tools to create and use maps to monitor and troubleshoot the wireless network. Using the administration menus, you will manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure. In this course, you will explore the use of Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), QoS, Cisco TrustSec identity services on the controller and how to implement them using Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Additionally, you will learn about implementing the guest access feature set and controller based features such as Bonjour Services and AVC using Cisco Prime Infrastructure. The course will explore techniques for monitoring and troubleshooting your network with various Cisco Prime Infrastructure tools and reports.

Note: Please bring a laptop computer with an Ethernet port as well as an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. Access to the remote labs requires a browser that supports Java and permissions to open RDP or encrypted (RDP443) RDP sessions. If your browser does not support Java, you will need administrator rights to the laptop to install software.


Knowledge of wireless networks and wireless networking terminology (equivalent to a CCNA Wireless certification)

Learning Objectives

  • Fundamental network management concepts and introduce the features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the inventory with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Map the network using the tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Work with Cisco AVC, QoS, and deploy Cisco TrustSec identity services using Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Configure the guest access feature set
  • Implement controller based features such as Bonjour Services and AVC through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

1. Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

  • Defining Network Management
  • Exploring the Network Management Process
  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

2. Inventory Management

  • Populating the Network Inventory
  • Managing the Network Inventory
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Network Device Software Images

3. Map the Wireless Network

  • Managing Wireless Maps
  • Configuring and Integrating the Cisco MSE
  • Configuring and Tuning Location Services
  • Tracking Mobile Clients
  • Managing Network Topology Maps

4. Managing Role-based Access Control

  • Managing Virtual Domains
  • Managing Local User Authentication and Authorization
  • Managing Remote AAA Mode Settings

5. Configuration Management

  • Managing the Configuration Archive
  • Managing Configuration Templates for Wired Devices
  • Managing Configuration Templates for Wireless Devices
  • Managing Wireless Converged Access
  • Using Plug and Play

6. Managing Guest Access

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Configuring Guest Access Features through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Configuring Guest Access for Converged Access Wireless

7. Application and Device Support

  • Overview of Bonjour Services
  • Overview of Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

8. Monitor and Troubleshoot

  • Monitoring Devices and Interfaces
  • Monitoring the Wireless Network
  • Monitoring Applications
  • Monitoring Security wIPS
  • Tracking Clients and Users
  • Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure Reports