Cisco SWITCH 1.0: Integrating Wireless LANs into a Campus Network

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


Wireless LAN (WLAN) is an access technology that has an increasing significance for network access in offices, factories, hotels, and airports, and at home. WLANs are often compared to standard LANs and are often seen as “LANs without cables”. Although WLANS have similarities to wired LANs, they also present important differences that you need to understand in order to perform a successful integration. The integration of wireless technology into the LAN network is a lot more than just merely connecting access points (APs) to access switches. WLAN integration into the campus network is very different depending on whether an autonomous solution or a controller-based solution is expected. Device placements, port configurations, VLAN design, and configuration will depend heavily on the type of deployment.
This course introduces WLANs. It will explain the differences between wired and wireless LANs, describe basic WLAN topologies, and explain how to prepare the campus networks for the integration of WLANs.

Target Audience

The audience profile for SkillSoft’s SWITCH 1.0: Implementing Cisco Switched Networks training will be established IT professionals who have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2.


Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Wired and Wireless LANs

  • distinguish between wired and wireless LANs
  • Wireless Topologies and their Components

  • recognize the features of a wireless LAN
  • Wireless Devices and Traffic Flow Impact

  • assess the impact of traffic flow on the campus LAN
  • WLAN Solutions

  • distinguish between WLAN solutions
  • Access Point and Controller Placement

  • determine best placement for access points and controllers
  • WLAN Switch Configuration

  • configure switches for WLAN devices
  • Creating a WLAN Integration Test Plan

  • determine WLAN requirements
  • create a WLAN integration test plan
  • Configuring Switches to Support WLAN Devices

  • configure a switch to support WLAN devices that include a variety of APs, a WLC, and a wireless control system