This course is a combination of two courses: WDBWL - Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs v1.2 and WDAWL - Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs v1.2. It includes the prerequisite e-Learning product, Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials.
This course provides high-level information about the optional but recommended network management and services appliance components of a Cisco Unified Wireless Network - the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Mobility Services Engine (MSE) - but does not provide hands-on labs and in-depth coverage of these components. The Cisco management platform and MSE are covered in more depth in a separate course: MWNPI - Managing Wireless Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
This course takes you beyond the WLAN terms, concepts, protocols, architecture, and WLAN characteristics introduced in the Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) e-Learning course. In this course, you will investigate the components, features, and deployment aspects of the system. You will have the opportunity to reinforce what you learn with hands-on labs. This course focuses on the essential network elements of a WLAN: the access points (APs) and wireless LAN controllers (WLCs).
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. You will be able to make network design decisions, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs that encounter these challenges. The course is updated through Wireless LAN Controller and AP code release 8.1, which includes new in-demand features such as 802.11ac design awareness, iBeaconing, Apple 802.11v integration, AVC enhancements, FlexConnect enhancements, ease-of-use enhancements, as well as many more customer requested enhancements.
- 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
Who Can Benefit
- 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