Cisco IUWNE 1.0: Wireless Regulation Bodies, Standards, and Certifications

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In order to send information wirelessly, devices must make use of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Rules regarding what transmit power is allowed in specific frequencies differ between regions. In order to allow for interoperability between regions, a common set of rules, or protocols, for sending information is needed for vendors to follow when designing their wireless devices. This course describes wireless regulation bodies, such as the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance, as well as code regulatory bodies such as the FCC and ETSI. The 802.11 family of protocols, which govern wireless operation, is also covered.
This course maps to the 640-721, Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE), exam objectives for describing wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications such as FCC, ETSI, 802.11a/b/g/n, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

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 credentials.


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

90 min.

Course Objectives

The IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance

  • recognize the role of the IEEE and the Wi-Fi Alliance in defining wireless protocols and specifications
  • Regulatory Bodies for Wireless

  • recognize the role of wireless regulatory bodies such as the FCC and ETSI
  • The IEEE Family of Protocols

  • identify the scope of 802.11 standards that operate in the 2.4 GHz spectrum and in the 5 GHz spectrum
  • identify the place of the 802.11n and the 802.11 original protocol in the 802.11 family of protocols
  • The 802.11a, b, and g Protocols

  • identify the capabilities of the 802.11b and 802.11g protocols, and recognize issues related to their coexistence
  • recognize the spectrum, channels, speed, and data rates of the 802.11a protocol
  • The 802.11n Protocol

  • identify components of the 802.11n protocol
  • identify the improvements made possible by 802.11n and the elements that facilitate these improvements
  • Understanding the 802.11 Standards