WDBWL Training

WDBWL (Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs) Training is a three-day instructor-led, hands-on course designed to give you a firm understanding of the Cisco Unified Wireless Networking for enterprise deployment scenarios. In this course, you will learn the basics of how to install, configure, operate, and maintain a wireless network, both as an add-on to an existing wireless LAN (WLAN) and as a new Cisco Unified Wireless Networking solution.

This course will build on top of Wireless LAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture and Wireless LAN Characteristics introduced in the Wireless LAN Essentials eLearning 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).

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, Managing Cisco Wireless LANs (WMNGI).

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware


  • Elearning course WLE - Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials is recommended
  • Knowledge of basic networking principles, TCP/IP, bridging, routing protocol, and VLAN operation
  • Cisco CCNA certification or equivalent work experience

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate the characteristics of a unified wireless LAN architecture, and configure and test the controllers, access points, and basic features
  • Differentiate the characteristics of a FlexConnect architecture, configure and deploy a FlexConnect based wireless LAN
  • Perform routine maintenance, network monitoring, and common troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco wireless LAN
  • Describe and perform configuration with Cisco's new Ease of Use wizard, and best practices audit

Course Outline

Module 1: Unified Deployments

  • Lesson 1: Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
  • Lesson 2: Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Lesson 3: Understanding the AP Association Process
  • Lesson 4: User Interfaces to the System
  • Lesson 5: Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  • Lesson 6: Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  • Lesson 7: Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • Lesson 8: Configuring Security Options
  • Lesson 9: Performing General Administration
  • Lesson 10: Providing Guest Access

Module 2: Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture

  • Lesson 1: FlexConnect Deployments
  • Lesson 2: FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  • Lesson 3: 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements

Module 3: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN

  • Lesson 1: Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Policies and Management
  • Lesson 3: Gathering Data
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Module 4: Cisco User Interface Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Ease of Use Features

Module 5: Appendix

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
  • Lesson 2: Pre-Deployment Planning
  • Lesson 3: Autonomous Deployments


  • Lab 1: Perform the Initial Controller Configuration
  • Lab 2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Lab 3: AP Association Options
  • Lab 4: Controller Web Interface
  • Lab 5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
  • Lab 6: Configuring Security Parameters on the WLC
  • Lab 7: AVC Configuration
  • Lab 8: Configuring Basic B2C Guest Access and Web Authentication
  • Lab 9: FlexConnect Local Switching
  • Lab 10: Perform the Controller Configuration Using the Ease of Use Setup Wizard