CWL – Deploying Cisco Basic and Advanced Wireless LANs v1.2
- Channel field engineers
- Cisco network consulting engineers
- New Unified Commutations partners
- Customer network engineers
- Anyone interested in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution that have a strong data-networking background who will be responsible for the planning, deploying, and managing advanced functions of an enterprise WLAN using lightweight access points with controllers
Please contact us for information about prerequisites.
This course is a combination of two courses: WDBWL – Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.2 and WDAWL – Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs v1.2. It includes the prerequisite e-Learning product, Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials.
This course provides high-level information about the optional but recommended network management and services appliance components of a Cisco Unified Wireless Network – the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Mobility Services Engine (MSE) – but does not provide hands-on labs and in-depth coverage of these components. The Cisco management platform and MSE are covered in more depth in a separate course: MWNPI – Managing Wireless Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
This course takes you beyond the WLAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture, and WLAN characteristics introduced in the Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) e-Learning course. In this course, you will investigate the components, features, and deployment aspects of the system. You will have the opportunity to reinforce what you learn with hands-on labs. This course focuses on the essential network elements of a WLAN: the access points (APs) and wireless LAN controllers (WLCs).
In the WDAWL section, you will be presented with more challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high-client density deployments, and mesh network deployments. You will be able to make network design decisions, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs that encounter these challenges. The course is updated through Wireless LAN Controller and AP code release 8.1, which includes new in-demand features such as 802.11ac design awareness, iBeaconing, Apple 802.11v integration, AVC enhancements, FlexConnect enhancements, ease-of-use enhancements, as well as many more customer requested enhancements.
Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.2 (WDBWL):
1. Unified Deployments
- Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
- Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
- Understanding the AP Association Process
- User Interfaces to the System
- Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
- Administering WLANs and AP Groups
- Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
- Configuring Security Options
- Performing General Administration
- Providing Guest Access
2. Deploying the FlexConnect Architecture
- FlexConnect Deployments
- FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
- 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements
3. Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN
- Performing Routine Maintenance
- Configuring Policies and Management
- Gathering Data
- Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
- Appendix 1 – Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
- Appendix 2 – Pre-Deployment Planning
- Appendix 3 – Autonomous Deployments
Deploying Cisco Advanced Wireless LANs v1.2 (WDAWL):
4. Client Mobility Between Subnets
- Same Subnet Roaming
- Inter-subnet Mobility
- Advanced Mobility Issues
5. Network Efficiency
- Configuring Quality of Service
- Implementing Video Over Wi-Fi
- Implementing VideoStream and FlexConnect
- Integrating the WLC With MS Lync SDN
6. High Density Deployment Challenges
- Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
- Planning for Areas of High Client Density
7. Introduction to Mesh Network
- Overview of Wireless Mesh Networks
- Overview of Implementing Wireless Mesh Networks
8. Advanced Guests Networks
- Providing Advanced Guest Access
- Implementing Local Policies and Client Profiling
- Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
9. High Availability
- Wireless High Availability
10. Implementing IPv6 Support
- Configuring Clients for IPv6
- Configuring the Infrastructure for IPv6
Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) (included prereq):
This training defines Wi-Fi and discusses IEEE standards and protocols. It presents the Cisco wireless LAN network architectures deployed to meet different business needs, such as autonomous, unified, FlexConnect, and converged access. You will learn about the various models of and options for access points, wireless LAN controllers, management system, policy integration, and mobility services engine, distinguishing the benefits and limitations of each in the context of real-world solutions.
The course discusses wireless security, a topic that often concerns Enterprises and Service Providers and covers the various types of authentication and encryption employed in Cisco wireless LANs. You will be prepared with information about the kinds of tools often used to plan, implement, and monitor a Cisco wireless LAN.
This e-learning prepares you for follow-on courses in the Cisco wireless LAN curriculum, such as Implementing Cisco Converged Access Solutions and the remainder of the curriculum.