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Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals v1.0.1 (WIFUND)

This course provides you with knowledge and practice activities to prepare and assist you in the designing, installing, monitoring and troubleshooting a Cisco wireless LAN network. This course is designed to help prepare you for CCNA-Wireless certification. 200-355 WIFUND exam.

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The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course provide students with information and practice activities to prepare them to assist in the designing, installing, configuring, monitoring and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in small and medium-sized business and enterprise installations.

As an associate level, the course aims at providing entry level information and will not specialize in any of the advanced features of the Cisco WLAN solutions.

The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course is a 5-day course that is designed to help students prepare for the CCNA-Wireless certification, an associate-level certification specializing in the wireless field. The WIFUND course and CCNA-Wireless certification is a prerequisite to the CCNP-Wireless (Cisco Certified Wireless Professional) curriculum. The CCNA-Wireless curriculum prepares wireless network associates for the use, positioning, planning, implementation and operation of Cisco WLAN networks.

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.

Follow-On Courses

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the basic RF principles and characteristics
  • Understand Wireless LAN security methods and access with differing client devices
  • Define the Cisco Wireless LAN Architecture and the underling infrastructure used to support it
  • Implement Centralized Wireless Access networks using AireOS or IOS-XE wireless LAN controllers
  • Implement Converged Access Wireless Access network using IOS-XE converged access switches and wireless LAN controllers
  • Implement Small and Remote Wireless networks using FlexConnect, Autonomous and Cloud Architectures
  • Perform basic WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Describe the requirements for a WLAN design


  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Parts 1 & 2 (ICND1 & ICND2) or
  • Cisco CCENT certification
  • Foundational knowledge of 802.11 wireless network technologies

Wireless Fundamentals

  • Explaining Wireless Fundamentals
  • Describing RF Principles
  • Understand RF Mathematics
  • Describe Antenna Characteristics
  • Describe the basics of Spread Spectrum
  • Describe Wireless Media Access
  • Describe Wireless Governance
  • Lab 1: Becoming Familiar with Antennae and Ranges

Security and Client Access

  • Describe Wireless Security Components
  • Explain 802.11 Security
  • Explain 802.1X/EAP Framework
  • Describe EAP Authentication
  • Describe WPA and WPA2 Security
  • Provide Guest Access
  • Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
  • Configure Smart Handheld Clients
  • Lab Familiarization

 Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture

  • Define Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
  • Describe One Management
  • Define the Cisco One Network
  • Mobility Architecture Concepts
  • Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
  • Describe Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
  • Describe Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless

Implement Centralized Wireless Access

  • Initialize a Centralized WLC
  • Describe AP Initialization
  • Explore Additional WLC Features
  • Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
  • Configure Client Access
  • Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture
  • Hardware Lab 2: Configuring the Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 3: Configuring IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 4: Configuring Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 5: Configuring Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC

Implement Converged Wireless Access

  • Initialize a Converged WCM
  • Describe AP Connectivity
  • Explore Additional Wireless Features
  • Configure Client Access
  • Implement Roaming in the Converged Architecture
  • Hardware Lab 6: Deploying a Converged Access WLAN
  • Hardware Lab 7: Configuring Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment

Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access

  • Overview of the FlexConnect Architecture
  • Overview of the Autonomous Architecture
  • Overview of the Cloud Architecture
  • Hardware Lab 8: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 9: Initialize and Autonomous WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 10: Configure Security on a Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
  • Demo Lab 11: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment

WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Describe Wireless Maintenance
  • Explain Troubleshooting Tools
  • Describe Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Hardware Lab 12: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Hardware Lab 13: Perform Wi-Fi Scanning

WLAN Design

  • Predictive WLAN Design Process
  • WLAN Site Survey Process
  • Hardware Lab 14: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
  • Hardware Lab 15: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis