The Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs (WDAWL) hands-on course builds upon the basic deployments course by presenting students with more challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments, and an introduction to mesh network concepts. Students will be able to make network design decisions about, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs that encounter these challenges. The course is updated through Wireless LAN Controller and AP code release 8.1, which includes new in-demand features such as 802.11ac design awareness, iBeaconing, Apple 802.11v integration, AVC enhancements, FlexConnect enhancements, ease-of-use enhancements, as well as many more customer requested enhancements.
This course’s student kit material is in a digital format (e-kit), which is accessed from the Cisco Learning Network Space. A CCO ID is required to log in. Remote Lab Guides are emailed to you in PDF format. The PDF version will be completely printable. It is recommended that you print your remote lab guide before class begins.
This course is available in multiple formats. You can purchase instructor-led training (ILT) in a classroom setting or virtual ILT via the web. Both the classroom ILT and virtual ILT versions of this course come with access to our state of the art remote labs that use actual Cisco equipment.
For Classroom ILT classes, you will need at a minimum to bring your own laptop or tablet to view your digital courseware during class. It is recommend that you redeem your e-kit prior to the class start date. It is also recommended to that you bring another tablet or a second monitor to access the lab. This allows you to follow along with the instructor during the presentation on one screen and access the lab on the second screen.
For Virtual ILT classes, it is recommend that you have either dual monitors or a computer and tablet where you can view your digital e-kit on the secondary screen and view the class presentation or labs on the primary screen.
To use your own laptop for lab access, the laptop computer must have the following:
1. Ethernet port
2. An internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n
3. A browser that supports Java® and permissions to open RDP or encrypted (RDP443) RDP sessions. If your browser does not support Java, you will need administrator rights to the laptop to install software.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the mechanisms and messaging used in a Unified Wireless architecture which allow the client to change AP association, while maintaining the current session and IP addressing.
- 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.
Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
- Prior completion of Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) eLearning course
- Cisco CCNA® or equivalent work experience
- Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Windows networking
- Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.2 (WDBWL)
Client Mobility Between Subnets
• Understanding Same Subnet Roaming
• Lab 1: Connecting to the Remote Lab
• Understanding Inter-subnet Mobility
• Understanding Advanced Mobility Issues
• Lab 2: Configuring QoS on the Controller
• Configuring Quality of Service
• Implementing Video Over Wi-Fi
• Implementing VideoStream in a FlexConnect Deployment
• Integrating the WLC With MS Lync SDN
• Lab 2-1: Monitoring WLC QoS on the Switch Infrastructure
High Density Deployment Challenges
• Understanding the Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
• Planning for Areas of High Client Density
Introduction to Mesh Network
• Describing Wireless Mesh Networks – Overview
• Implementing Wireless Mesh Networks Overview
Wireless Guests Networks
• Providing Advanced Guest Access
• Local Policies and Client Profiling
• Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
• Lab 3-1: Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
• Lab 3-2: Implementing Social Auth CMX Visitor Connect
Wireless High Availability
• Describing Wireless High Availability
• Enhancing Wireless High Availability
Implementing IPv6 Support
• Configuring Clients for IPv6
• Lab 4-1: Configuring IPv6
• Configuring the Infrastructure for IPv6
• Lab 4-2: IPv6 First Hop Security Configuration (Optional)
Appendix A: Service Provider and PMIPv6