PIMWN Training

Using Prime Infrastructure to Manage Wireless Networks (PIMWN) is an updated version of the MWNPI course. PIMWM focuses on using Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 3.3 to manage Cisco wireless networks. You will begin by learning about Cisco Prime Infrastructure dashboards that gives you a quick view of devices, performance information and various incidents. In addition, you will learn to perform device management operations such as adding devices, running discovery, managing network inventories, groups and software images, configuring device archives, and auditing configuration changes on devices. Create maps using Next Generation site maps that was introduces in Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 3.2. Effectively manage devices by creating composite templates or using predefined templates. Create a lobby ambassador and configure guest user accounts to provide secure guest access. Also, implementing the guest access feature set and controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control. Implement local profiling and policies on the 2504 wireless LAN controller. Learn to monitor and troubleshoot your network by monitoring devices, interfaces and the wireless network. Create reports, view saved report templates, and run scheduled reports to provide information about system and network health.

PIMWN provides hands-on labs which cover controller firmware release 8.0 as well as Cisco Prime Infrastructure software release 3.2. All labs are hands-on labs via remote access, using real Cisco gear.

This course is available in multiple formats. You can purchase instructor-led training (ILT) in a classroom setting or virtual ILT via the web. Both the classroom ILT and virtual ILT versions of this course come with access to our state of the art remote labs that use actual Cisco equipment. For the classroom ILT version of this course, a laptop is needed to participate in the hands-on labs. Your laptop computer must have an Ethernet port as well as an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. Access to the remote labs requires a browser that supports Java(R) and permissions to open RDP or encrypted (RDP443) RDP sessions. If your browser does not support Java, you will need administrator rights to the laptop to install software.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • Knowledge of wireless networks and wireless networking terminology (equivalent to a CCNA Wireless certification)
  • Foundational knowledge of 802.11 wireless network technologies

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe fundamental network management concepts and introduce the features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the inventory with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Map the wireless network using the tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the devices and configuration archive in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Successfully configure the guest access feature set
  • Explain and implement controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

  • Lesson 1: What is Network Management?
  • Lesson 2: Exploring the Network Management Process
  • Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lesson 4: Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 2: Managing Role-based Access Control

  • Lesson 1: Virtual Domains
  • Lesson 2: Local User Authentication and Authorization
  • Lesson 3: Remote AAA Mode Settings

Module 3: Configuration Management

  • Lesson 1: Configuration Archive
  • Lesson 2: Configuration Templates for Wired Devices
  • Lesson 3: Configuration Templates for Wireless Devices
  • Lesson 4: Plug and Play

Module 4: Managing Guest Access

  • Lesson 1: Guest Access Methods
  • Lesson 2: Guest Access Features through Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 5: Application and Device Support

  • Lesson 1: Bonjour Services
  • Lesson 2: Application Visibility and Control (AVC)
  • Lesson 3: Client Profiling

Module 6: Monitor and Troubleshoot

  • Lesson 1: Devices and Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Wireless Network
  • Lesson 3: Applications
  • Lesson 4: Security WIPS
  • Lesson 5: Clients and Users
  • Lesson 6: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Reports


  • Lab 1: Familiarization and Setup
  • Lab 2: Configure Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 3: Initial Server Configuration
  • Lab 4: Populate the Network Inventory
  • Lab 5: Manage the Network Inventory
  • Lab 6: Manage Groups
  • Lab 7: Manage Wireless Maps
  • Lab 8: Configuring Location Services
  • Lab 9: Manage Network Topology Maps
  • Lab 10: Create a Virtual Domain and Add a User
  • Lab 11: Enable AAA Remote Access
  • Lab 12: Manage the Configuration Archive
  • Lab 13: Manage Wired Device Templates
  • Lab 14: Manage Wireless Device Configuration
  • Lab 15: Configuring Local Guest Access via Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 16: Configuring Guest Access with an Anchor Controller
  • Lab 17: Enabling Application Visibility and Control on the 2504 Controller
  • Lab 18: Enabling Client Profiling on the 2504 Controller
  • Lab 19: Monitor Devices and Interfaces
  • Lab 20: Using Location Services
  • Lab 21: Configuring WIPS
  • Lab 22: Track Clients, Users, and Applications
  • Lab 23: Integrate the ISE with Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 24: Generate Reports