Associated Certifications
CCNP Wireless
Required Exam(s)
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TypeOnsite Course
5 Days
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This course is designed to help you prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Wireless certification, a professional certification specializing in the wireless field. The course is a component of the proposed CCNP Wireless curriculum. It is designed to give you a firm understanding of how to conduct a site survey, and it explores WLAN topologies for voice and data as well as Cisco Context-Aware Services.

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

  • Collect information for the site survey
  • Prepare and plan for the site survey
  • Perform a site survey for data, voice, and location applications
  • Design the RF network for data, voice, and location applications
  • Assess the deployment of the WLAN

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Technical Engineers and IT professionals tasked with performing or overseeing site surveys for wireless LAN solution implementations

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

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
  • Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) v2.0
  • Knowledge of the Cisco Lifecycle deployment
  • Basic knowledge of wireless standards (IEEE), wireless regulator environment (FCC, ETSI, and so on), and wireless certification organization (Wi-Fi Alliance)

Module 1: Collect Information for the Site Survey

  • Customer requirements
  • Site survey requirements for different vertical industries
  • Design coverage for specific applications and client devices
  • Design outdoor coverage
  • Regulatory issues
  • Safety and aesthetic requirements

Module 2: Prepare and Plan for the Site Survey

  • Conduct a kickoff meeting
  • Conduct an initial walkthrough
  • Specify the tools necessary to complete a site survey
  • Choose the hardware for the deployment
  • Choose the right antenna for the deployment and the site survey
  • Finalize logistical considerations

Module 3: Conduct the Site Survey

  • Estimate the AP number and density using a planning tool
  • Conduct a Layer 1 site survey
  • Conduct a Layer 2 site survey for data
  • Conduct a Layer 2 site survey for voice and video applications
  • Conduct a Layer 2 site survey for location

Module 4: Design the RF Network

  • Infrastructure hardware requirements for the WLAN
  • Effect of WLAN on the infrastructure
  • WLAN equipment and licenses
  • Design the outdoor mesh network

Module 5: Assessment of the Deployment

  • Verify WLAN readiness
  • Verify the RF coverage onsite
  • Verify the RF performance
  • Verify mesh performance
  • Present an installation report


  • Collecting Information for the Site Survey
  • Analyzing a Virtual Walkthrough
  • Conducting a Walkthrough
  • Estimating the AP Number Using a Planning Tool
  • Conducting a Layer 1 Sweep with Cisco Spectrum Expert
  • Locating an Interfering Device
  • Conducting a Site Survey for Data with Ekahau Site Survey Tool
  • Conducting a Site Survey for VoWLAN with Ekahau Site Survey Tool
  • Wireless Network Design Game
  • Performing a Floor Calibration