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This course is designed to give you a firm understanding of the Cisco Unified Wireless Networking for enterprise deployment scenarios. In this course, you will learn the basics of how to install, configure, operate, and maintain a wireless network, both as an add-on to an existing wireless LAN (WLAN) and as a new Cisco Unified Wireless Networking solution. This course will build on top of Wireless LAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture and Wireless LAN Characteristics introduced in the Wireless LAN Essentials eLearning course. In this course 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 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. The Cisco management platform and MSE are covered in more depth in a separate course, Managing Cisco Wireless LANs (WMNGI).

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environmen
  • Configure autonomous, unified, and FlexConnect architectures
  •  Configure all base feature sets, including wireless security
  •  Administer the WLAN network
  •  Maintain and troubleshoot basic wireless networks

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  •  Channel Field Engineers
  •  Cisco Network Consulting Engineers
  •  New Unified Commutations Partners
  •  Customer Network Engineers
  •  Anyone interested in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution that have a strong data-networking background who will be responsible for the planning, deploying and managing advanced functions of an enterprise WLAN using lightweight access points with controllers

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Prior completion of the Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials eLearning course
  •  Knowledge of basic networking principles, TCP/IP, bridging, routing protocol, and VLAN operation
  •  Cisco CCNA® certification or equivalent work experience
  •  Basic Microsoft Windows, Windows networking, and Internet browser navigation skills

Module 1: Unified Deployments

  • Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
  •  Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
  •  Understanding the AP Association Process
  • User Interfaces to the System
  • Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  •  Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  •  Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  •  Configuring Security Options
  • Performing General Administration
  •  Providing Guest Access

Module 2: Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture

  •  FlexConnect Deployments
  •  FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  •  8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements

Module 3: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN

  •  Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  •  Gathering Data
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Module 4: Cisco User Interface Enhancements

  •  Ease of Use Features
  •  Initial controller setup, and configure basic settings
  • Modes of operation available for a unified access point


  • Perform the initial controller configuration
  •  Unified AP Modes of Operation
  •  AP Association Options
  •  Controller Web Interface
  •  RRM and CleanAir Configuration
  • Configuring Security parameters on the WLC
  • AVC Configuration
  • Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication
  •  FlexConnect Local Switching
  •  Perform the initial controller configuration using Ease of Use wizard