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Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs

This 3-day instructor-led, hands-on course brings you the skills and resources required to successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environment. Topics include pre-deployment planning considerations, configuration of autonomous, unified, and FlexConnect architectures, configuration of all base features, including wireless security, the administration of the WLAN network, and maintenance and troubleshooting wireless network issues. 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

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

Pre-Requisites

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

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

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