Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs (WDBWL) course is designed to give students a firm understanding of the Cisco Unified Wireless Networking (CUWN) for enterprise deployment scenarios. This course provides basic instructions on installing, configuring, operating, and maintaining a wireless network, both as an add-on to an existing wireless LAN (WLAN) and as a new CUWN solution.
The Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs course builds on top of wireless LAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture and WLAN characteristics introduced in the Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) eLearning course. In addition, you will investigate the components, features, and deployment aspects of the system. You will have the opportunity to reinforce what you learn with hands-on labs. This course focuses on the essential network elements of a WLAN: the wireless access points (APs) and wireless LAN controllers (WLCs).
This course provides high-level information about the optional but recommended network management and services appliance components of a Cisco Unified Wireless Network – the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI), and Mobility Services Engine (MSE)—but does not provide hands-on labs and in-depth coverage of these components.
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 the Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs 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.
Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
- Prior completion of the Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) course
- Knowledge of basic networking principles, TCP/IP, bridging, routing protocol, and VLAN operation
- Cisco CCNA® certification or equivalent work experience
• Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
• Guided Lab 1: Perform the initial controller configuration
• Lab 1-1 Perform the Initial Controller Configuration Using the CLI
• Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
• Guided Lab 2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
• Lab 1-2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
• Understanding the AP Association Process
• Guided Lab 3: AP Association Options
• Lab 1-3 AP Association Options
• User Interfaces to the System
• Guided Lab 4: Controller Web Interface
• Lab 1-4: Controller Web Interface
• Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
• Guided Lab 5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
• Lab 1-5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
• Administering WLANs and AP Groups
• Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
• Configuring Security Options
• Guided Lab 6: Configuring Security parameters on the WLC
• Lab 1-6: Configuring Security Parameters on the WLC
• Performing General Administration
• Guided Lab 7: AVC Configuration
• Lab 1-7 AVC Configuration
• Providing Guest Access
• Guided Lab 8: Configuring Basic B2C Guest Access and Web Authentication
• Lab 1-8 Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication
Deploying the FlexConnect Architecture
• FlexConnect Deployments
• FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
• Guided Lab 9: FlexConnect Local Switching
• Lab 2-1: FlexConnect Local Switching
• 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
• Guided Lab 10: Perform the Controller Configuration Using the Ease of Use Setup Wizard
• Lab 4-1: Perform the Initial Controller Configuration using Ease of Use Wizard
• Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
• Pre-Deployment Planning
• Autonomous Deployments