Deploying Cisco Wireless LANs Combined Workshop

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
FL-WDBWL-WDAWL-WS

Overview

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.

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.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should 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
  • Describe the procedures to configure Layer 2 and Layer 3 roaming
  • Describe the procedure to configure QoS on the network to optimize audio and video flows
  • Describe the process to configure Cisco Unified Wireless using IPv6

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 Outline

Days-1-3

Unified Deployments

  • Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
  • Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Understanding the AP Association Process
  • User Interfaces to the System
  • Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  • Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  • Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • Configuring Security Options
  • Performing General Administration
  • Providing Guest Access

Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture

  • FlexConnect Deployments
  • FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  • 3: 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements

Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN

  • Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  • Gathering Data
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Cisco User Interface Enhancements

  • Ease of Use Features

Appendix

  • Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
  • Pre-Deployment Planning
  • Autonomous Deployments

Labs:

  • Lab 1-1 Perform the initial controller configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Lab 1-3: AP Association Options
  • Lab 1-4: Controller Web Interface
  • Lab 1-5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
  • Lab 1-6: Configuring Security parameters on the WLC
  • Lab 1-7: AVC Configuration
  • Lab 1-8: Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication
  • Lab 2-1: FlexConnect Local Switching
  • Lab 4-1: Perform the initial controller configuration using Ease of Use wizard

Days 4-5

Client Mobility Between Subnets

  • Understanding Same Subnet Roaming
  • Understanding Inter-subnet Mobility
  • Identifying Advanced Mobility Issues

Network Efficiency

  • Configuring Quality of Service
  • Implementing Video over Wi-Fi
  • Implementing VideoStream In A FlexConnect Deploy
  • Integrating the WLC with MS Lync SDN

High Density Deployment Challenges

  • Understanding the Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
  • Planning for Areas of High Client Density

Introduction to Mesh Networks

  • Describing Wireless Mesh Networks - Overview
  • Implementing Wireless Mesh Networks - Overview

Wireless Guest Networks

  • Providing Advanced Guest Access
  • Implementing Local Policies and Client Profiling
  • Implementing Cisco CMX Visitor Connect

Wireless High Availability

  • Describing Wireless High Availability
  • Enhancing Wireless High Availability

Implementing IPv6 Support

  • Configuring Clients for IPv6
  • Configuring the Infrastructure for IPv6
  • Service Provider and PMIPv6

Labs

  • Lab 1: Connecting to the remote labs
  • Lab 2: Monitoring WLC QoS on the Switch Infrastructure
  • Lab 3: Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
  • Lab 4: Implementing Social Auth CMX Visitor Connect
  • Lab 5: Configuring IPv6

Exam

Recommended preparation for the following exam(s):

There are currently no exams aligned to this course.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Hamburg
Hamburg5 2500 £2500 2018-12-17
Sofia
Sofia5 2500 £2500 2019-01-14
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-01-19
Eschborn
Eschborn5 2500 £2500 2019-01-21
London
London5 2500 £2500 2019-01-21
London
London5 2500 £2500 2019-03-18