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Cisco Unified Wireless Training : CWLF - Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals

CWLF - Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals

This course will be led by an instructor and includes instructor assisted, hands-on labs. Labs will cover the topics of the controller firmware release 5.2 as well as the Cisco WCS software release 5.2. In addition, Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) is used to support authenticating clients via EAP-FAST, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS, or Cisco LEAP.

This highly valuable course examines the fundamentals of Cisco's wireless LAN technology. The program of study will include the key concepts of autonomous and lightweight access points and controllers, network management solutions, Cisco Wireless IP Phone 7920, voice-over-WLAN, and security. After completing this course, learners will be able to discuss configuration, management of both autonomous and lightweight wireless networks.

The purpose of the Cisco specialist course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge networking professionals are expected to understand and utilize. Curriculum is designed to deliver skills-based training. The Cisco Certified Network Professional certification (CCNP) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. CCNP certified professionals can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes.

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This course is offered as:

  • Classroom Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Live Online Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Mentored Self-Paced Online
  • Streaming-Only Self-Paced Online

Course Highlights
  • Expert Instructor - Extended availability
  • Highest Certification Pass Rates
  • Complex sims & exercises, gives you practical hands-on experience
Course Objectives:

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe detailed modulation and spreading techniques and how it is used with various antennas
  • Describe detailed technical features, functions, and benefits of the WLAN product offerings available from Cisco
  • Aironet Desktop Utility and the Cisco Secure Services Client
  • Define concepts and describe considerations for deploying wireless bridges
  • Configure a Cisco client card with Cisco utilities
  • Configure the core access point and Layer 2 bridge
  • Implement a WLAN management solution available from Cisco
  • Configure an advanced featured WLAN using a Cisco wireless LAN controller
  • Perform an initial configuration of a WLAN
  • Secure a WLAN using security methods and products available from Cisco
  • Describe the requirement necessary for deployment and performing a site survey
  • Describe the steps, concepts, and tools available while performing a site survey

Intended Audience:

The Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals course is targeted to internal Cisco System Engineers, Field Engineers and channel external system engineer's working in the wireless field who possess wireless basics and seek to add more advanced concepts to their knowledge. In addition, the course is tailored to network administrators, network engineers, network managers and technical sales personnel who want to offer their customers the most innovative and comprehensive suite of WLAN solutions in the industry.

Course Outline:

1. Wireless Technology Overview
• WLAN Radio Technologies
• Antenna Concepts
• 802.11 Design Concepts
• 802.11 Security

2. Cisco WLAN Products
• Wireless LAN Access Points, Bridges, and Accessories
• WLAN Clients
• WLAN Controllers and Routers
• Network Management
• Access Point Enterprise-Class Features

3. Cisco Wireless Clients and Supplicants
• Installing and Configuring Aironet Desktop Utility
• Installing and Configuring Cisco Secure Services Client
Lab 3-1: Client Configuration

4. Stand-Alone Access Point Administration
• The Stand-Alone Solution
• Setting up Stand-Alone Access Point Hardware
• Configuring the Stand-Alone Access Point
• Managing the Stand-Alone Access Point
• Configuring the Stand-Alone Access Points for Security
• CiscoWorks WLAN Solution Engine
Lab 4-1: Set Radio SSIDs, Channel, and Data Rates
Lab 4-2: Restore the Access Point to Default Data Rates
Lab 4-3: Test Throughput to a Lab Server Using FTP
Lab 4-4: Configure the Access Point for LEAP with WPA Encryption

5. Wireless Bridges
• Implementing Wireless Stand-Alone Bridges
• Choosing Roles in Radio Network
• Determining Bridge Path Information
• Setting Up and Configuring the Cisco Stand-Alone Bridge
Lab 5-1: Outdoor Bridge Range Calculation Utility

6. Cisco Unified WLAN Administration
• Cisco Controller-Based Products and Configuration
• Roaming Concepts
• Configuring a WLAN Controller
• Configuring Secure Authentication
• Cisco Wireless Control System
Lab 6-1: Cisco Wireless LAN Controller System Setup
Lab 6-2: Configure the Controller via the Web Browser
Lab 6-3: Configure Web Authentication
Lab 6-4: Configure 802.1X PEAP (MSCHAP v2) Authentication
Lab 6-5: Configure WPA Encryption with 802.1X LEAP Authentication
Lab 6-6: Configure WPA2 Encryption with 802.1X EAP-FAST Authentication

7. Site Survey Preparation and Techniques
• Determining the Deployment Requirements for a Site Survey
• Performing a Site Survey
• Gathering the Deployment Requirements for a Voice Site Survey

8. Tools and Utilities
• Site Survey Tools
• Using Site Survey Utilities
• Other WLAN Management Tools

This course is also available in a virtual eLearning environment. You will participate in an instructor-led virtual session in the morning followed by a remote lab session in the afternoon.

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