Cisco Unified Wireless Networking (CUWN) is a five-day instructor-led course that combines Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs (WDBWL) and Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs (WDAWL), presenting students with challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments, and mesh network deployments. Students will be trained on how to make network design decisions about, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs with these challenges. The format of the course allows students and the instructor to explore realistic use cases and best practices around more challenging deployment scenarios.
- Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
- Remote lab access
- Prior completion of Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials course or equivalent work experience (recommended)
- Basic networking skills
- RF/Wireless field experience (helpful)
Course ObjectivesAfter completing this course, you will be able to:
- Successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environment.
- Configure autonomous, unified and FlexConnect architectures.
- Configure all base feature sets, including wireless security.
- Administer the WLAN network.
- Maintain and troubleshoot basic wireless networks.
- Describe the steps involved in client mobility at Layer 2 and the differences involved in client mobility at Layer 3.
- Discuss the challenges faced in providing a quality user experience in a high-density wireless network deployment scenario.
- Differentiate the operational characteristics of, and implement, a wireless mesh architecture.
Module 1 - Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
- Lesson 1: High level review of prerequisite course - Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials
Module 2 - Pre-Deployment Planning
- Lesson 1: Successful Wireless Deployments and Pre-deployment Planning
- Lesson 2: Cisco WLAN Professional Services
- Lesson 3: Spectrum Expert
- Lesson 4: Prime Infrastructure (PI) Planning Tools
Module 3 - Autonomous Deployments
- Lesson 1: Easy Setup GUI Interface
- Lesson 2: Basic Setup via CLI
- Lesson 3: Access Point (AP) Modes
- Lesson 4: Bridge Modes
- Lesson 5: Non-Client serving Modes
Module 4 - Unified Deployments
- Lesson 1: Initial Controller Setup, and Configure Basic Settings
- Lesson 2: Modes of Operation Available for a Unified AP
- Lesson 3: Mechanisms by which an AP Associates to a WLC
- Lesson 4: User Interfaces to the System
- Lesson 5: Radio Resource Management (RRM) and CleanAir
- Lesson 6: Administering WLANs and AP Groups
- Lesson 7: Configuring Quality of Service
- Lesson 8: IPv6 Support
- Lesson 9: Identify and Configure the Wireless LAN
- Lesson 10: Security Parameters
- Lesson 11: General Administration
- Lesson 12: Guest Access
Module 5 - FlexConnect Deployments
- Lesson 1: Benefits and Limitations of FlexConnect Architecture
- Lesson 2: Operational Differences between FlexConnect and Unified Architectures
Module 6 - Wireless LAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Lesson 1: Routine Maintenance
- Lesson 2: Policy Configuration and Management
- Lesson 3: Gathering Data
- Lesson 4: Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
- Lab 1: Performing the Initial WLC Configuration Using the CLI
- Lab 2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
- Lab 3: AP Association Options
- Lab 4: Controller Web Interface
- Lab 5: Configuring RRM and CleanAir
- Lab 6: Configuring IPv6 First Hop Security
- Lab 7: Configuring Security Parameters on the WLC
- Lab 8: Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication
Module 1: Client Mobility
- Lesson 1: Same Subnet Roaming
- Lesson 2: Inter-Subnet Mobility
Module 2: High Density Deployment Challenges
- Lesson 1: Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
- Lesson 2: Planning for Areas of High Client Density
Module 3: Implementing Mesh Network
- Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Mesh Networks
- Lesson 2: Mesh Network Formation Process
- Lesson 3: Implementing a Mesh Network for the Enterprise
- Lesson 4: Configuring Advanced Mesh Features
- Lesson 5: Troubleshooting a Mesh Network
- Lab 1: Configuring Mesh APs