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Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals

A 5 day
training course

Cisco Wireless Network training course description

This course looks at the fundamentals required in the planning, implementation and operation of a Cisco Wireless Lan network. This course is designed to help provide students with the knowledge and hands on practice required to enable them to design, install, configure, monitor and conduct the basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in an SMB or Enterprise installations. As this is associate level course the advanced features of the Cisco WLAN networks solutions will not be covered in depth.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Implement a Centralized wireless access network using AireOS or IOS-XE wireless LAN Controllers.
  • Implement a Converged wireless access network using IOS-XE converged access switches and wireless LAN controllers.
  • Implement small and remote access wireless networks using FlexConnect, Autonomous or Cloud architectures.
  • Perform basic WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting.

Cisco Wireless Network training course details

Who will benefit:
Individuals involved in the technical management of Cisco wireless platforms and solutions, and those looking for CCNA Wireless Certification.
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1
5 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall rating:

Customer reviews

"An excellent course."
A. M. Babcock
"Everything was very well explained."
B. G. Brighton and Hove City Counsil

Cisco Wireless Network training course contents

Wireless Fundamentals
Explain Wireless Fundamentals
Describe RF Principles & RF Mathematics
Describe Antenna Characteristics
Describe the Basics of Spread Spectrum
Describe Wireless Media Access
Describe Wireless Governance
Discovery Lab 1: Practice RF Math
Discovery Lab 2: Calculate EIRP and Choose the Correct Antenna
Discovery Lab 3: Explore the RF Spectrum
Discovery Lab 4: Analyze Wireless Frames

Security and Client Access
Describe Wireless Security Components
Explain 802.11 Security
Explain 802.1X/EAP Framework
Describe EAP Authentication
Describe WPA and WPA2 Security
Provide Guest Access
Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
Configure Smart Handheld Clients
Discovery Lab 5: Review Centralized Authentication

Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
Define Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
Define One Management
Define One Policy
Define the Cisco One Network
Mobility Architecture Concepts
Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
Describe Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
Describe Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless

Implement Centralized Wireless Access
Initialize a Centralized WLC
Describe AP Initialization
Explore Additional WLC Features
Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
Configure Client Access
Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture Discovery
Lab 6: Initialize a Centralized WLAN Deployment

Implement Converged Wireless Access
Initialize a Converged WCM
Describe AP Connectivity
Explore Additional Wireless Features
Configure Client Access
Implement Roaming in the Converged Architecture

Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access
Overview of the FlexConnect Architecture
Overview of the Autonomous Architecture
Overview of the Cloud Architecture

WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Describe Wireless Maintenance
Explain Troubleshooting Tools
Describe Troubleshooting Methodology

WLAN Design
Predictive WLAN Design Process
WLAN Site Survey Process

Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
Lab 2: Configuring the Wired Infrastructure
Lab 3: Configuring the Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 4: Configuring IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 5: Configuring Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 6: Configuring Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC
Lab 7: Deploying a Converged Access WLAN
Lab 8: Configuring Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment
Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment
Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
Lab 14: Perform WiFi Scanning
Lab 15: Challenge—Various Trouble Tickets
Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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