Cisco IUWNE 1.0: Cisco WCS Administration

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


The Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is a tool that helps to centralize, and therefore simplify, the administration of wireless networks. The WCS can manage multiple access points and controllers as well as offer enhanced monitoring and security. WCS also includes tools for wireless LAN (WLAN) planning and design, RF management, location tracking, Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and WLAN systems configuration, monitoring, and management. This course describes the process of adding controllers to the Cisco WCS and managing and configuring network devices with WCS. The course also explains how to understand and use maps to provide a graphical representation of the wireless network either for planning or documentation purposes. Also covered are techniques for using WCS for monitoring various network components, and personalizing the Cisco WCS home page.
This course maps to the 640-721, Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE), exam objectives for describing the configuration of controllers and APs (using the Configuration tab, not templates); the configuration and use of maps in the WCS (add campus, building, floor, maps, position AP); and using the WCS Monitor tab and alarm summary to verify the WLAN operations.

Target Audience

Network associates, WLAN designers, planners, implementers, optimizers, trainers, or support personnel; candidates for the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials v1.0 640-721 examination, seeking to attain Cisco’s CCNA-WIRELESS credential


Certification in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1/CCENT); knowledge and skills commensurate with Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2); a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Working with Controllers from Cisco WCS

  • recognize how to configure controllers and network devices from Cisco WCS
  • Working with Maps

  • recognize how maps provide a graphical representation of network layout
  • recognize how to use and edit Cisco WCS maps
  • The Home and Monitor Pages

  • recognize how the WCS Home page can be customized
  • recognize how the WCS Monitor page enables you to verify and monitor devices
  • Monitoring Clients, Security, Alarms, and Events

  • identify the client and security information provided by the WCS
  • identify information and actions available from the Alarms window and Events page
  • Device Location

  • identify techniques used by Cisco WCS to locate wireless devices
  • recognize how to identify the position of devices
  • Monitor the Network Using Cisco WCS

  • advise on how to monitor events with the Cisco WCS