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Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 (WIDESIGN)

This course is required training for CCNP-Wireless certification and provides you with a new perspective on designing wireless networks. 300-360 WIDESIGN exam.

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The goal of the Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDESIGN) is to provide you with a new perspective on designing wireless networks. You will learn how to design a Cisco wireless network from initial customer contact to postdeployment activities. In addition, you will learn to use the appropriate tools to assist in wireless design and management. WIDESIGN is targeted toward wireless network engineers with 3 to 5 years of experience in the networking field.

The Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks course is a 5 day ILT or virtual ILT course, designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Wireless certification, a Professional level certification specializing in the wireless field.

Cisco CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory.

Prerequisite Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes(KSA)
Below lists the skill, knowledge, and attitudes that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course. It is also recommended that learners considered for this training have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Metageek Channelizer Software
  • Voice Signaling Protocol
  • Basic QoS
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • LAN switching

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.

Course Prerequisites

Follow-On Courses

After completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Determine customer Wi-Fi design process
  • Design for data coverage
  • Design for voice and real-time applications
  • Design for location and Cisco CMX
  • Design for Wi-Fi beyond the enterprise campus
  • Describe how to conduct a site survey

Module 1: Determine Customer Wi-Fi Design Process

  • Determining Customer Design Technical and Business Objectives
  • Determining the Type of Wireless Design
  • Gathering Existing Documentation and Important Information
  • Meeting with the Customer
  • Case Study 1: Project Kickoff


Module 2: Design for Data Coverage

  • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
  • Describing Cisco Capabilities
  • Planning and Designing for RF
  • Describing Deployment Models
  • Describing Campus Considerations
  • Case Study 2: Base Wi-Fi Design Recommendations


Module 3: Design for Voice and Real-Time Applications

  • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
  • Describing Cisco Capabilities
  • Describing RF Planning and Design
  • Describing Cisco AVC and QoS
  • Case Study 3: Voice and Real-Time Application Wi-Fi Design Recommendations


Module 4: Design for Location and Cisco CMX

  • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
  • Describing Cisco Capabilities
  • Describing RF Planning and Design
  • Cisco CMX Ecosystem Analytics and Development
  • Case Study 4: Location and Cisco CMX Wi-Fi Design Recommendations


Module 5: Design for Wi-Fi Beyond the Enterprise Campus

  • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
  • Describing Cisco Capabilities
  • Describing RF Planning and Design
  • Case Study 5: Outdoor and High-Density Wi-Fi Design Recommendations


Module 6: Conduct a Site Survey

  • Describing Access and Safety Concerns
  • Describing the Initial Evaluation
  • Describing Predictive Planning
  • Describing the In-Depth Site Survey
  • Describing the Postdeployment Survey
  • Lab Familiarization
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 1: Access Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 2: Populate the Network Inventory
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 3: Manage Groups
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 4: Manage Wireless Maps
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 5: Monitor the Wireless Network
  • Discovery Lab 1: Simulating a Layer 1 Sweep with Cisco Spectrum Expert
  • Discovery Lab 2: Perform Wi-Fi Scanning
  • Discovery Lab 3: Conducting a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Site Survey Pro
  • Discovery Lab 4: After Implementation