Cisco CWLAT 1.0 Instructor Series: Unified Wireless Network Concepts

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This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 1 of 6 of the Cisco Wireless LAN Advanced Topics (CWLAT) 1.0 series. This course is designed to give students a firm understanding of the components, features and proper deployment of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network. The course focuses on advanced WLAN design, integrating Cisco wireless components into a wired infrastructure. Deployment topics include managing the WLAN by using the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to manage the advanced feature set and using the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solutions Engine (WLSE) to manage the core feature set. Security topics focus on integrating WLAN security using the WLAN controllers and lightweight access points as well as the autonomous access points in conjunction with the Cisco Secure ACS, and Network Access Controller (NAC). Security also includes Cisco WCS and CiscoWorks WLSE Intrusion Detection Systems.

Target Audience



Successful completion of Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals is highly recommended.

Expected Duration

99 min.

Course Objectives

Describing Cisco Aironet Autonomous Access Points

Describing the Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Describing WLAN Controller and Lightweight Access Point Architecture

  • – Describe the LWAPP functionality – Describe the WLAN controller hunting, discovery, and join process – Describe basic concepts for implementing the WLAN controller and lightweight access points – Describe advanced deployment concepts for the WLAN controller and lightweight access points – Describe controller placement and deployment strategies