CISCO Training

CCNA Wireless

  Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials

IUWNE_10 Course Description

This course is instructor-led training and includes instructor assisted, hands-on labs. The Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials training class is designed to help you prepare for the CCNA Wireless certification, an associate level certification in the wireless field. The goal of the IUWNE is to provide you with information to prepare you to help design, install, configure, monitor and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in small and medium-sized business and enterprise installations. The IUWNE training class reinforces the instruction by providing you with hands-on labs that range from creating an ad-hoc network and analyzing the communication, configuring a controller, configure and migrate standalone access points (APs), install and configure a Mobility Express Wireless Controller and AP, experiment with connections and roaming, configure Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure

Tunneling (EAP-FAST) authentication with Wi- Fi Protected Access (WPA), configure the controller and the AP from the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) interface, add a map to the WCS, enhance it with the Map editor tool and locate the AP on the map, backup the controller configuration, as well as troubleshooting issues introduced by the instructor.


To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate – CCNA

Associated Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless)

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for the following audience:

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • System Engineers
  • WLAN Designers
  • Project Managers

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of wireless technologies
  • Install and configure a WLAN controller, in the main Cisco Unified Wireless Networks line or Mobility Express
  • Install the ADU and configure wireless clients
  • Configure wireless security
  • Manage the network with WCS
  • Use the controller and WCS tools to troubleshoot a wireless network

Course Outline

  • Wireless Fundamentals
    • Introducing Wireless Networks And Topologies
    • Introducing Wireless LANs RF Principles
    • Understanding Radio Frequency Mathematics
    • Describing Antennae
    • Understanding Spread Spectrum Technologies
    • Introducing Wireless Regulatory Bodies, Standards And Certifications
    • Examining Wireless Media Access
    • Non-802.11 Wireless Technologies and Their Impact on WLANs
    • Wireless Frame Journey: End-to-End
    • Understanding Cisco Unified Wireless Networks Basic Architecture
  • Basic Cisco WLAN Installation
    • Configure A Controller
    • Discovering And Associating With A Controller
    • Describing Access Point Operational Modes
    • Roaming
    • Managing the Network From The Controller
    • Configuring And Migrating Standalone Access Points
    • Understanding The Cisco Mobility Express Wireless Architecture
  • Wireless Clients
    • Using Default Configuration Tools
    • Describing Cisco Aironet WLAN Client Adaptor
    • Describing The Cisco Secure Services Client
    • Understanding The Cisco Client Extension Program
  • 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
  • WCS Administration
    • Introducing WCS And Navigator
    • Installing WCS
    • Administering WCS
    • Working With Controllers From WCS
    • Working with Maps
    • Monitoring the Network With WCS
  • WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Maintaining The System
  • Design And Site Survey Considerations
  • Troubleshooting

Hands-on Lab Exercises

  • Lab 1-1: Familiarization with Antennae And Ranges
  • Lab 1-2: EIRP Calculation and Antenna Choice
  • Lab 1-3: Creating and Ad-hoc (IBSS) Network and Analyzing the Communication
  • Lab 2-1: Configure A Controller
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring And Migrating Standalone Access Points
  • Lab 2-3: Installing And Configuring A Mobility Express Wireless Controller And Access Point
  • Lab 3-1: Installing And Using The ADU
  • Lab 3-2: Experimenting with Connections And Roaming
  • Lab 4-1: 802.1Q and Web Authentication
  • Lab 4-2: Configure EAP-FAST Authentication With WPA
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Controllers And Access Points From The WCS
  • Lab 5-2: Working With Maps
  • Lab 5-3: Monitor The Network And Containing Devices
  • Lab 6-1: Backup The Controller Configuration
  • Lab 6-2: Troubleshooting
  • Lab 6-3: Troubleshooting With Wireshark And Converting and Access Point to Autonomous Mode (Optional)