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Deploying Cisco Advanced Wireless LANs (WDAWL) 1.2 - WDAWL


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 24 
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Cisco professionals

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This 3-day instructor-led, hands-on course provides learners with skills and resources required to successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environment. Topics include 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.

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Topics Covered

Module 1: Unified Deployments
Lesson 1:
  • Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
  • Initial Setup
  • Web-Based Setup
  • Connect to the WLC Web Interface

Lesson 2:
  • Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • AP Operational Modes
  • AP Local Mode
  • AP Monitor Mode
  • AP Rogue Detector Mode
  • AP Sniffer Mode
  • AP Bridged Mode
  • AP SE-Connect Mode
  • AP Flex-Connect Mode
  • OfficeExtend

Lesson 3:
  • Understanding the AP Association Process
  • AP Discovery and Join Process
  • AP Join Order
  • AP Failover process
  • High-Availability Design Options

Lesson 4:
  • User Interfaces to the System
  • Cisco WLC Settings
  • Cisco WLC CLI Settings
  • Using the Cisco Prime Infrastructure for WLC Configuration

Lesson 5:
  • Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  • Split MAC Architecture
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Cisco CleanAir Implementation
  • Cisco CleanAir Concepts
  • Cisco CleanAir Modes of Operation
  • Air Quality Configuration and Reporting
  • Cisco CleanAir-Enabled RRM

Lesson 6:
  • Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  • Wireless LANs
  • Passive Clients
  • AP Groups
  • RF Profiles

Lesson 7:
  • Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • The Terminology of Roaming
  • Wireless Roaming Concepts
  • Auto-anchor Mobility
  • Static IP Mobility

Lesson 8:
  • Configuring Security Options
  • Configuring the Local Database
  • MAC Filtering
  • Access Control Lists
  • Peer-to-Peer Blocking Mode
  • Configuring RADIUS Authentication
  • Local EAP
  • LDAP Configuration
  • Controlling AP Association via AP Authentication
  • Cisco TrustSec for Wireless
  • Management Frame Protection
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Security Policy Logic

Course Detail 1:
Module 2: Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture
Lesson 1:
  • FlexConnect Deployments
  • Standalone Mode
  • Local Authentication
  • Split Tunneling

Lesson 2:
  • FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  • Fast Roaming
  • AAA Override
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • FlexConnect ACLs
  • FlexConnect Groups

Module 3: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN
Lesson 1:
  • Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Locate Key Controller information
  • Locate Key AP Information
  • Upgrade Controller Code
  • AP Pre-Image Download
  • WLC Administration
  • AP Administration

Lesson 2:
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  • Wireless Protection Policies
  • Managing Rogue Devices
  • Intrusion Detection Management
  • Aggressive Load Balancing
  • Monitoring Clients
  • Verifying Client Connectivity

Lesson 3:
  • Gathering Data
  • Gathering Wireless Network Performance Data
  • Using the AP to Gather Packets
  • Message Logging
  • WLC Statistics
  • Monitoring Clients

Lesson 4:
  • Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Define a methodology
  • AP association troubleshooting
  • Analysis tools available in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Using debug and show commands

Appendix A:
Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
Basic Networking and Wireless LAN Terms, Concepts, and Protocols
Reviewing Cisco Wireless LAN Architectures
Locating Key Documents
Reviewing Cisco Wireless LAN Characteristics
Reviewing Cisco Wireless LAN Security

Appendix B:
Pre-Deployment Planning
Pre-Deployment Planning
Planning Tools
AP Placement

Appendix C:
Autonomous Deployments
AP Configuration
Autonomous AP Modes of Operation
Lab Outline



  • Prior completion of the Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials eLearning course
  • Click on the above link to sign up for the WLE 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

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