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Deploying Basic and Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs

This 5-day instructor-led, hands-on course combines Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs (WDBWL) and Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs (WDAWL), presenting you with challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments, and mesh network deployments. You will be trained on how to make network design decisions about, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs with these challenges. The format of the course allows you and the instructor to explore realistic use cases and best practices around more challenging deployment scenarios. The course is written at software code level 7.5.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for you if you are an IT engineer or administrator that needs to know the fundamentals about planning, installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining a basic Cisco Wireless LAN infrastructure. This includes installers, SEs, Field Engineers, technical support professionals, network managers, security team members, and administrators.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of 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.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites

Prior to taking this course you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Prior completion of Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials course or equivalent work experience

Recommended:

  • Basic networking skills
  • RF/Wireless field experience (helpful)

Course Content

Course Outline.

From Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs

Module 1 - Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher

  • Provide a very high level review as a refresh from the prerequisite course, Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials

Module 2 - Pre-Deployment Planning

  • Successful Wireless Deployments and Pre-deployment Planning
  • Cisco WLAN Professional Services
  • Spectrum Expert
  • PI Planning tools

Module 3 - Autonomous Deployments

  • Easy Setup GUI Interface
  • Basic Setup via CLI
  • Access Point Modes
  • Bridge Modes
  • Non-Client serving Modes

Module 4 - Unified Deployments

  • Initial controller Setup, and configure basic settings
  • Modes of operation available for a unified access point
  • Mechanisms by which an AP associates to a WLC
  • User Interfaces to the System
  • Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  • Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  • Configuring Quality of Service
  • IPv6 Support
  • Identify and Configure the Wireless LAN
  • Security Parameters
  • General Administration
  • Guest Access

Module 5 - FlexConnect Deployments

  • Benefits and Limitations of FlexConnect Architecture
  • Operational Differences between
  • FlexConnect and Unified Architectures

Module 6 - Wireless LAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Routine Maintenance
  • Policy Configuration and Management
  • Gathering Data
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

From Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs

Module 1 - Client Mobility

  • Same Subnet Roaming
  • Inter-subnet Mobility

Module 2 - High Density Deployment Challenges

  • Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
  • Lab - Examine the Relationship between Duty Cycle,
  • Data Rates and Channel Utilization
  • Planning for Areas of High Client Density

Module 3 - Implementing Mesh Network

  • Describe Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Mesh Network Formation Process
  • Implementing a Mesh Network for the Enterprise
  • Configuring Advanced Mesh Features
  • Troubleshooting a Mesh Network
  • Lab - Implementing and Indoor Wireless Mesh Network
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