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Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

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Overview

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The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals is a ILT course, designed to help students prepare for the CCNA-Wireless certification, an associate level certification specializing in the wireless field. The WIFUND course and CCNA-Wireless certification is a prerequisite to the CCNP-Wireless (Cisco Certified Wireless Professional) curriculum.

WIFUND curriculum will prepare wireless network associate for the use, positioning, planning, implementation and operation of Cisco WLAN networks. The goal of WIFUND 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. As an associate level, the course aims at providing entry level information, and will not specialize in any of the advanced features of the Cisco WLAN networks solutions.

This course is designed for individuals who are involved in the technical management of Cisco wireless platforms and solutions, which involves installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting.

This audience includes:

  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network managers system engineers

This section lists the skills and knowledge that learners must possess to benefit fully from the course. It includes recommended Cisco learning offerings that the learner may complete to benefit fully from this course.
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Parts 1 & 2 (ICND1 & ICND2), or
  • Cisco CCENT certification

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the basic RF principles and characteristics.
  • Understand WLAN security methods and access with differing client devices.
  • Define the Cisco WLAN architecture and the underlining infrastructure used to support it.
  • Implement a Centralized wireless access network using AireOS or IOS-XE wireless LAN controllers.
  • Implement a Converged wireless access network using IOS-XE converged access switches and wireless LAN controllers.
  • Implement small and remote access wireless networks using FlexConnect, Autonomous or Cloud architectures.
  • Preform basic Wlan maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Describe the requirements for a WLAN design.

Module and lab details available in full on course outline.

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals

  • Lesson 1: Explain Wireless Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Describe RF Principles
  • Lesson 3: Understand RF Mathematics
  • Lesson 4: Describe Antenna Characteristics
  • Lesson 5: Describe the Basics of Spread Spectrum
  • Lesson 6: Describe Wireless Media Access
  • Lesson 7: Describe Wireless Governance
  • Lesson 8: Module Summary
  • Lesson 9: Module Self-Check
Module 2: Security and Client 
  • Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Security Components
  • Lesson 2: Explain 802.11 Security
  • Lesson 3: Explain 802.1X/EAP Framework
  • Lesson 4: Describe EAP Authentication
  • Lesson 5: Describe WPA and WPA2 Security
  • Lesson 6: Provide Guest Access
  • Lesson 7: Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 8: Configure Smart Handheld Clients
  • Lesson 9: Module Summary
  • Lesson 10: Module Self-Check
Module 3: Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture​
  • Lesson 1: Define Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
  • Lesson 2: Define One Management
  • Lesson 3: Define One Policy
  • Lesson 4: Define the Cisco One Network
  • Lesson 5: Mobility Architecture Concepts
  • Lesson 6: Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
  • Lesson 7: Describe Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
  • Lesson 8: Describe Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless
Module 4: Implement Centralized Wireless Access​
  • Lesson 1: Initialize a Centralized WLC
  • Lesson 2: Describe AP Initialization
  • Lesson 3: Explore Additional WLC Features
  • Lesson 4: Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
  • Lesson 5: Configure Client Access
  • Lesson 6: Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture
  • Lesson 7: Module Summary
  • Lesson 8: Module Self-Check
Module 5: Implement Converged Wireless Access​
  • Lesson 1: Initialize a Converged WCM
  • Lesson 2: Describe AP Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Explore Additional Wireless Features
  • Lesson 4: Configure Client Access
  • Lesson 5: Implement Roaming in the Converged Architecture
  • Lesson 6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 7: Module Self-Check
Module 6: Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access
  • Lesson 1: Overview of the FlexConnect Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Overview of the Autonomous Architecture
  • Lesson 3: Overview of the Cloud Architecture
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check
Module 7: WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Maintenance
  • Lesson 2: Explain Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 3: Describe Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check
Module 8: WLAN Design
  • Lesson 1: Predictive WLAN Design Process
  • Lesson 2: WLAN Site Survey Process
  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check

Lab outline:
  • Discovery 1: Practice RF Math
  • Discovery 2: Calculate EIRP and Choose the Correct Antenna
  • Discovery 3: Explore the RF Spectrum
  • Discovery 4: Analyze Wireless Frames
  • Discovery 5: Review Centralized Authentication
  • Discovery 6: Initialize a Centralized WLAN Deployment
 
  • Hardware Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
  • Hardware Lab 2: Configuring the Wired Infrastructure
  • Hardware Lab 3: Configuring the Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 4: Configuring IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 5: Configuring Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 6: Configuring Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC
  • Hardware Lab 7: Deploying a Converged Access WLA
  • Hardware Lab 8: Configuring Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
  • Hardware Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Hardware Lab 14: Perform WiFi Scanning
  • Hardware Lab 15: Challenge Various Trouble Tickets
  • Hardware Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
  • Hardware Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis

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