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This course is a combination of two courses: WDBWL – Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.0 and WDAWL – Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs v1.0. The courses are written at software code level 7.5.

Covering the WDBWL content, you will learn to successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer-enterprise environment. You will learn about pre-deployment planning considerations, configuration of autonomous, unified, and FlexConnect architectures, configuration of all base features, including wireless security, the administration of the WLAN network, and maintenance and troubleshooting wireless network issues.

In the WDAWL section, you will be presented with more challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets,high-client density deployments, and mesh-network deployments.

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

  • Plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environment
  • Configure autonomous, unified, and FlexConnect architectures
  • Configure all base feature sets, including wireless security
  • Administer the WLAN network
  • Maintain and troubleshoot basic wireless networks
  • Make network design decisions, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs for complex wireless LAN installations such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments and mesh network deployments

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

Module 1: Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher

  • High-level review of the prerequisite course, WLE – Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials

Module 2: Pre–Deployment Planning

  • Wireless deployments and pre-deployment planning
  • Cisco WLAN professional services
  • Spectrum expert
  • PI planning tools

Module 3: Autonomous Deployments

  • Easy setup GUI interface
  • Basic setup via CLI
  • Access point modes
  • Bridge modes
  • Non-client serving modes

Module 4: Unified Deployments

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Initial controller setup, and configure basic settings

Module 4: Continued

  • Modes of operation available for a unified access point
  • Mechanisms by which an AP associates to a WLC
  • User interfaces to the system
  • Radio resource management and CleanAir
  • Administering WLANs and AP groups
  • Configuring quality of service
  • IPv6 Support
  • Identify and configure the WLAN security parameters
  • General administration
  • Guest access

Module 5: FlexConnect Deployments

  • Benefits and limitations of FlexConnect architecture
  • Operational differences between FlexConnect and unified architectures

Module 6: Wireless LAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Routine maintenance
  • Policy configuration and management
  • Gathering data
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Module 1: Client Mobility

  • Same subnet roaming
  • Inter-subnet mobility

Module 2: High Density Deployment Challenges

  • Effects of client density on a wireless network
  • Planning for areas of high-client density

Module 3: Implementing Mesh Network

  • Describe wireless mesh networks
  • Mesh network-formation process
  • Implementing a mesh network for the enterprise
  • Configuring advanced-mesh features
  • Troubleshooting a mesh network


  • Examine the Relationship between Duty Cycle, Data Rates, and Channel Utilization
  • Implementing and Indoor Wireless Mesh Network