WDBWL - Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.2

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

In this course, 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.

This course will build on WLAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture, and characteristics introduced in the Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) e-learning course. In this course you will investigate the components, features, and deployment aspects of the system. You will 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).

This course 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 management platform and MSE are covered in more depth in a separate course: Managing Cisco Wireless Networks with Prime Infrastructure (MWNPI).

Audience

  • Channel field engineers
  • Cisco network consulting engineers
  • New Unified Commutations partners
  • Customer network engineers
  • Anyone interested in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution who has a strong data networking background and who will be responsible for planning, deploying, and managing advanced functions of an enterprise WLAN using lightweight access points with controllers

Learning Objectives

  • Pre-deployment planning considerations
  • Configuration of autonomous, Unified, and FlexConnect architectures
  • Configuration of all base features, including wireless security, the administration of the WLAN network, and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting wireless network issues

1. Unified Deployments

  • 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

2. Deploying the FlexConnect Architecture

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

3. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN

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

4. Cisco User Interface Enhancements

  • Ease of Use Features

5. Appendix

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