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Managing Wireless Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure v3.0 (MWNPI)

This class combines the best of Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NMENPI) with more wireless focus lecture and labs. Practice what you have learned using Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.

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The Managing Wireless Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (MWNPI) is based on the best portions of the Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NMENPI) course and content from CCNP Wireless courseware to focus on using Cisco Prime Infrastructure to manage Cisco wireless networks. During this course, you will learn to manage the wireless with Cisco Prime Infrastructure Inventory and Configuration menus. The course explains using the Map tools to create maps and use maps to monitor and troubleshoot the wireless network.

Using the Administration menus, you will manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure. The course will explore the use of Cisco AVC, QoS, Cisco TrustSec identity services on the controller and how to implement them using Cisco Prime Infrastructure. The course will demonstrate implementing the guest access feature set and controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control using Cisco Prime Infrastructure. The course will explore techniques for monitoring and troubleshooting your network with various Cisco Prime Infrastructure tools and reports. This course provides hands-on labs which cover controller firmware release 8.1 as well as Cisco Prime Infrastructure software release 3.0. All labs are hands-on labs via remote access, using real Cisco gear.

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 the classroom ILT version of this course,  a laptop is needed to participate in the hands-on labs. Your laptop computer must have an Ethernet port as well as an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. Access to the remote labs requires a browser that supports Java(R) 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, the student should be able to:

  • Describe fundamental network management concepts and introduce the features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the inventory with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Map the network using the tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Work with Cisco AVC, QoS, and deploy Cisco TrustSec identity services using Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Successfully configure the guest access feature set
  • Explain and implement controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure


  • Knowledge of wireless networks and wireless networking terminology (CCNA Wireless equivalent)
  • Foundational knowledge of 802.11 wireless network technologies

Module 0 — Course Introduction

Module 1 –Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

  • What is Network Management?
  • Exploring the Network Management Process
  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab Familiarization
  • Lab 1: Access Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 2 – Inventory Management

  • Populating the Network Inventory
  • Managing the Network Inventory
  • Managing Groups
  • Managing Network Device Software Images
  • Lab 2: Initial Server Configuration
  • Lab 3: Populate the Network Inventory
  • Lab 4: Manage the Network Inventory
  • Lab 5: Manage Groups

Module 3 – Map the Wireless Network

  • Managing Wireless Maps
  • Configuring and Integrating the Cisco MSE
  • Configuring and Tuning Location Services
  • Tracking Mobile Clients
  • Managing Network Topology Maps
  • Lab 6: Manage Wireless Maps
  • Lab 7: Configuring Location Services
  • Lab 8: Manage Network Topology Maps

Module 4 – Managing Role-based Access Control

  • Managing Virtual Domains
  • Managing Local User Authentication and Authorization
  • Managing Remote AAA Mode Settings
  • Lab 9: Create a Virtual Domain and Add a User
  • Lab 10: Enable AAA Remote Access

Module 5 – Configuration Management

  • Managing the Configuration Archive
  • Managing Configuration Templates for Wired Devices
  • Managing Configuration Templates for Wireless Devices
  • Using Plug and Play
  • Lab 11: Manage the Configuration Archive
  • Lab 12: Manage Wired Device Templates
  • Lab 13: Manage Wireless Device Configuration

Module 6 – Managing Guest Access

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Configuring Guest Access Features through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 14: Configuring Local Guest Access via Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 15: Configuring Guest Access with an Anchor Controller

Module 7 – Application and Device Support

  • Overview of Bonjour Services
  • Overview of Application Visibility and Control (AVC)
  • Client Profiling
  • Lab 16: Enabling Application Visibility and the 2504 Control
  • Lab 17: Enabling Client Profiling on the 2504 Controller

Module 8 – Monitor and Troubleshoot

  • Monitoring Devices and Interfaces
  • Monitoring the Wireless Network
  • Monitoring Applications
  • Monitoring Security wIPS
  • Tracking Clients and Users
  • Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure Reports
  • Lab 18: Monitor Devices and Interfaces
  • Lab 19: Using Location Services
  • Lab 20: Configuring wIPS
  • Lab 21: Track Clients, Users, and Applications
  • Lab 22: Integrate the ISE with Prime Infrastructure

• Lab 23: Generate Reports