Cisco IUWNE 1.0: Wireless Clients

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


A number of configuration tools exist to aid in the setup and administration of wireless clients on common operating systems, for example NetworkManager under Linux, the Mac AirPort configuration utility, and Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC). Cisco also provides their own client configuration tools that can be installed on an administrator’s computer. This course describes the default configuration tools found on common operating systems that allow a user to detect wireless LANs and create basic profiles. It also explains the Cisco software used for client configuration, including Aironet Desktop Utility (ADU), the Aironet Site Survey Utility (ASTU), and the Cisco Aironet Client Administration Utility, as well as the Cisco Secure Services Client that provides IEEE 802.1X user and device authentication. In addition, the course introduces the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) Program, which is a widely supported Cisco program that allows wireless clients to benefit from Cisco innovations. This course maps to the 640-721, Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE), exam objectives for describing client OS WLAN configuration (Windows, Apple, and Linux.) and basic CSSC; installing Cisco ADU; and describing the Cisco Compatible Extension program.

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

150 min.

Course Objectives

Linux NetworkManager and Mac AirPort

  • recognize how to use the Network Manager to configure wireless networks for Linux
  • recognize how to use Mac AirPort to configure wireless networks for Mac
  • Windows Wireless Zero Configuration

  • recognize how to use the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) utility to configure wireless networks in Windows
  • Cisco ADU and ASTU Basics

  • recognize how to manage Cisco wireless cards with the Cisco ADU tool
  • Additional ADU Functions

  • recognize how to use additional ADU functions for diagnostics, troubleshooting, administration, and profile management
  • Cisco Secure Services Client

  • recognize how to use Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC) for advanced administration and network profile management
  • Introduction to CCX

  • identify the features of the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program
  • Cisco Compatible Extensions Features and Versions

  • recognize the features of different Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) versions
  • Installing and Using the Cisco ADU