The Design of Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks

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


To define the key technologies that enable WLANs and illustrate design guidelines for WLAN implementation in enterprise networks

Target Audience

System engineers, network designers, and network engineers responsible for designing enterprise-wide networks, which support a wide variety of large scale switching, routing, network management, and security infrastructures; individuals working towards the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) qualifications.


A comprehensive knowledge of networking and internetworking design, demonstrating competencies equivalent to CCDA level and CCNP level in routing, switching, remote access technologies, access control and communications, security, and network management solutions, including a detailed working knowledge of current technologies, media, protocols, operating systems, and devices

Expected Duration

140 min.

Course Objectives

The Design of Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks

  • define WLAN architecture and how WLANs meet enterprise requirements, and define the IEEE 802.11 standards and the components of a Cisco wireless solution.
  • identify WLAN throughput and coverage factors.
  • identify issues that affect the implementation of WLAN solutions.
  • identify roaming, multicast, and QoS considerations for WLANs, and distinguish between the WLAN security extensions.
  • identify security strategies for wireless networks using Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
  • define small office, enterprise, and remote access WLAN design models.
  • define a wireless LAN solution to meet the requirements of a given enterprise network.