The Managing Cisco Wireless LANs training class is designed to prepare you to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. This course is a classroom based instructor-led class that offers in-depth instructor-assisted hands-on labs. This course provides hands-on labs which cover controller firmware release 7.2 MR1 as well as Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) software release 1.1. All labs are hands-on labs via remote access, using real Cisco gear.
The class begins with a high-level overview of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) product line, including product functions, components, capabilities, and features. You will learn where to locate installation procedures for both the access point (AP) and their associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements. You will look at ways to administer CUWN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network. You will configure and implement key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats. You will conclude training by learning how to utilize recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats. The CUWN training class reinforces the instruction by providing you with hands-on labs that cover how to complete the initial controller configuration using the CLI and GUI, provision APs in various options and examine AP behaviours in those configurations, explore how to set up Interface groups to allow VLAN pooling, set up a WLAN with web authentication as the security policy, configure the wireless client for WPA2 using the PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 option, create a secured WLAN on the controller, using EAP-FAST for authentication, based on local EAP, and WPA/WPA2 for encryption, as well as perform a pre-image download to pre-load a new controller firmware image into your AP.
This course is available in multiple formats. You can purchase instructor-led training (ILT) in a classroom setting or virtual ILT via the web. Both the classroom ILT and virtual ILT versions of this course come with access to our state of the art remote labs that use actual Cisco equipment. For the classroom ILT version of this course, laptops are provided to participate in the hands-on labs. If you desire to use your own laptop, please bring a laptop computer with an Ethernet port as well as an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. The laptopís operating systems must be Windows XP (SP3). If your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7, include a Terminal Emulator such as HyperTerminal. IN ADDITION, if you laptop does not contain Terminal Emulation you will need administrator rights to the laptop to install software.