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Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials

  • Price £1,775.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


The Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials is a 5 day ILT course, designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Wireless Certification, an associate level certification specializing in the wireless field. The IUWNE course is a prerequisite to the CCNP Wireless (Cisco Certified Wireless Professional) curriculum. The CCNP Wireless curriculum will prepare wireless network professionals for the use, positioning, planning, implementation and operation of Cisco WLAN networks.

The goal of the IUWNE v2.0 is to provide students with information and practice activities to prepare them to help design, install, configure, monitor and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.

This associate level course aims at providing entry level instruction, including WLAN Fundamentals, hands-on practice setting up a Cisco WLAN including APs and WLAN Controllers, setting up and configuring wireless clients, implementing WLAN Security and operating Cisco WCS.

For more advanced technical training on enterprise Cisco Wireless networking, explore one of the CCNP Wireless courses: Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS), Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks (IUWVN), Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS), Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain foundational knowledge required to prepare for the CCNA Wireless Certification [Associate level] exam (640-722).

Who should attend
Individuals who possess a general networking background, have prior experience with the Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS), and have achieved CCNA® certification are the target audience for this class. Targeted learners perform jobs in engineering support, development test engineering and other technical areas that may have a need to configure, monitor and troubleshoot connectivity within Cisco wireless networks.

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless)


To fully benefit from the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (CCNA Wireless) course, you should already possess a valid Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA) certification or equivalent work experience that provides routing and switching fundamentals.

The participant should have working skills and knowledge of the following:

Basic browser navigation
Basic understanding of LAN, WAN and Internet operation
IP addressing including subnetting
Routing and switching principles
Access Control List (ACL) functionality


 Learners will be able to:

Create an ad-hoc connection and analyze the communication
Configure a controller and access point (AP)
Convert an autonomous AP to controller-based mode
Install and configure a mobility express wireless controller and AP
Configure EAP-FAST authentication with WPA
Configure the controller and the AP from the WCS interface
Work with the map editor tool
Back up the controller configuration and WCS database

The key areas covered by this course are:

Wireless networks and topologies
Wireless LANs RF principles
Radio Frequency Mathematics
Spread spectrum technologies basics
Wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications
Wireless frames and physics
Understanding the other wireless technologies and their impact
Cisco Unified wireless Network architecture basics
Discovering and associating to a controller
The AP different modes
Configuring Controllers and access points
Configuring and migrating stand-alone access points
The Cisco Mobility Express Wireless architecture
Using default OS wireless client configuration tools
Managing the client connection with the Cisco ADU and ACAU
Describing the Cisco Secure Services Client
Cisco Client Extension program
Wireless security framework and components
Basic IEEE security
Centralising the authentication
Securing the authentication with the main 802.1X/EAP families
Managing authentication and encryption with WPA and WPA2
Configuring security on controllers and clients
WCS and Navigator
Working with controllers from WCS
Working with maps
Monitoring the network with WCS
Maintaining the system
Understanding troubleshooting methodologies
Troubleshooting wireless network: design and site survey considerations
Using troubleshooting tools

Course Content

Module 1: Describe WLAN Fundamentals

Introducing Wireless Networks and Topologies
Introducing Wireless LANs RF Principles
Understanding Radio Frequency Mathematics
Examining Antennae
Describing Spread Spectrum Technologies
Introducing Wireless Regulatory Bodies, Standards and Certifications
Examining Wireless Media Access
Understanding non 802.11 Wireless Technologies and Their Impact on WLANs
The Journey of a Wireless Frame
Design and Site Survey Considerations

Module 2: Install a Basic Cisco Wireless LAN

Understanding Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture Basics
Configuring a Controller
Discovering and Associating with a Controller
Examining the AP Operational Modes
Managing the Network from the Controller
Configuring and Migrating Standalone Access Points

Module 3 Install Wireless Clients

Using Default Configuration Tools
Describing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Understanding the Cisco Client Extension program

Module 4: Implement Basic WLAN Security

Overview of WLAN security
Establishing IEEE 802.11 Security
Centralizing WLAN Authentication
Describing EAP authentications
Managing Authentication and Encryption with WPA and WPA2
Configuring Wireless Security on Controllers and Clients

Module 5 Operate Basic WCS

Introducing Cisco WCS and Cisco WCS Navigator
Navigate Cisco WCS Interface
Working with Controllers from Cisco WCS
WCS: Working with Pre-configured Maps
WCS: Monitoring the Network with Cisco WCS
WCS: Working with CleanAir in Cisco WCS

Module 6 Conduct Basic WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Maintaining the System

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