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WIFUND v10 - Implementing Cisco® Wireless Network Fundamentals **CCNA Wireless** Course Outline

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The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals 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 WIFUND course and CCNA-Wireless certification is a prerequisite to the CCNP-Wireless (Cisco Certified Wireless Professional) curriculum. The CCNA-Wireless curriculum will prepare wireless network associate for the use, positioning, planning, implementation and operation of Cisco WLAN networks. The goal of the WIFUND v3.0 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. 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.

Requirements and Instructions
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Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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 underling 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.
Perform basic WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting.
Describe the requirements for a WLAN design.

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

Who Should Attend
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. In this course, the target audience will be refereed to generically as technicians.
This audience includes:
Network engineers
Network administrators
Network managers system engineers

Course Outline

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals
Lesson 1: Explain Wireless Fundamentals
Wireless Topologies
Ad Hoc Networks
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication
Infrastructure Mode
Service Set Identifiers
Workgroup Bridges
Outdoor Wireless Bridges
Outdoor Mesh Networks
Cordless Phones
Other Non-802.11 Radio Interferers

Lesson 2: Describe RF Principles
RF Spectrum
Free Path Loss
Scattering and Diffusion
Line of Sight
Fresnel Zone

Lesson 3: Understand RF Mathematics
Watts, Milliwatts, and Decibels
Decibel Referenced to 1 Milliwatt
Calculations Using the Rules of 3 and 10
Decibel Referenced to Isotropic Antenna
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power
Discovery 1: Practice RF Math
Answer Key: Practice RF Math

Lesson 4: Describe Antenna Characteristics
RF Antenna Principles
Common Antenna Types
Omnidirectional Antennas
Directional Antennas
Antenna Connectors
Attenuators and Amplifiers
Lightning Arrestors
Antennas and EIRP
Discovery 2: Calculate EIRP and Choose the Correct Antenna
Answer Key: Calculate EIRP and Choose the Correct Antenna

Lesson 5: Describe the Basics of Spread Spectrum
Spread Spectrum Transmission Technologies
Frequency Spectrums
Channel Width and Overlap
Discovery 3: Explore the RF Spectrum

Lesson 6: Describe Wireless Media Access
Wireless Frame Transmission
Management Frames: Discovering the Network
Control Frames: Improving the Network
Data Frames Using the Connection
Discovery 4: Analyze Wireless Frames
Answer Key: Analyze Wireless Frames

Lesson 7: Describe Wireless Governance
IEEE Wireless Standards
WiFi Alliance
Regulatory Bodies
European Telecommunication Standards Institute
802.11 Standards for Channels and Data Rates
802.11a Protocol
802.11n Protocol
802.11ac Protocol
Common WiFi Benefits of 802.11n/ac
802.11b/g/n/ac Coexistence

Lesson 8: Module Summary

Lesson 9: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Security and Client Access

Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Security Components
WiFi Security Issues
Authentication and Encryption
Key Management

Lesson 2: Explain 802.11 Security
Additional Security Measures

Lesson 3: Explain 802.1X/EAP Framework
IEEE 802.1x and Its Components

Lesson 4: Describe EAP Authentication
Certificates and Digital Signatures
PKI Terminology and Components
PKI in the WLAN
EAP-Transport Layer Security
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol

Lesson 5: Describe WPA and WPA2 Security
WPA Authentication Modes
Discovery 5: Review Centralized Authentication
Answer Key: Review Centralized Authentication

Lesson 6: Provide Guest Access
Authentication Methods
Local Web AuthenticationLWA

Lesson 7: Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
Windows 7 Configuration
WLAN AutoConfig Service Scan Logic
Windows 8.1 Configuration
Mac OS X Configuration

Lesson 8: Configure Smart Handheld Clients
Configure Apple iOS Handheld Devices
Configure Google Android 4.4 Clients

Lesson 9: Module SummaryLesson 10: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture

Lesson 1: Define Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
Cisco Unified Access Architecture

Lesson 2: Define One Management
Cisco Enterprise and Cloud Managed Unified Access
Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Meraki Cloud Based Management

Lesson 3: Define One Policy
Cisco ISE Personas
ISE Licensing Model

Lesson 4: Define the Cisco One Network
Wireless Controllers as a Function
Appliance Based Wireless Controllers Products
AireOS Controllers
Meraki Cloud Managed Indoor Access Points
Cisco Aironet Access Points

Lesson 5: Mobility Architecture Concepts
Understanding the Cisco WLAN Architecture

Lesson 6: Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
Radio Resource Management and RF Groups
Cisco CleanAir
Band Select
Cisco ClientLink

Lesson 7: Describe Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
Mapping SSIDs to VLANs
Describe Link Aggregation for AireOS and IOS-XE WLCs

Lesson 8: Describe Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless
Function of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Function of Domain Name Services
Function of Network Time Protocol
Function of Authentication Authorization and Accounting
Function of Management Protocols
Control and Provisioning of Access Points

Lesson 9: Module SummaryLesson 10: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Implement Centralized Wireless Access

Lesson 1: Initialize a Centralized WLC
Centralized WLC Deployment and ConfigurationCentralized with AireOS WLC
WLC Command Line Interface
WLC AireOS CLI Setup Wizard
WLC AireOS GUI Setup Wizard
WLAN Express Setup (WES)
WLC Advanced Menu Tabs
Controller Ports, Interfaces, and Mapping
Prime Infrastructure 2.2 and the WLC

Lesson 2: Describe AP Initialization
Explain the AP Discovery Process
Explain Universal AP Priming
AP Failover Process
AP Failover Priority
Explain High Availability
AP Modes of Operation
Discovery 6: Initialize a Centralized WLAN Deployment

Lesson 3: Explore Additional WLC Features
Explain and Configure Client Link

Lesson 4: Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
IPv6 Addressing Overview
IPv6 Bridge Mode
IPv6 Client Mode
IPv6 in Infrastructure Mode
Other IPv6 Services on the WLC

Lesson 5: Configure Client Access
WLAN Open Authentication
WLAN PSK Authentication
WLAN EAP and RADIUS Authentication
WLAN WebAuth Authentication

Lesson 6: Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture
Intra-Controller or Inter-Controller Roaming
Mobility Groups
Layer 2 Dynamic Roaming in a Centralized AireOS Deployment
Layer 3 Dynamic Roaming in a Centralized AireOS Deployment
Roaming with Mobility Anchors

Lesson 7: Module SummaryLesson 8: Module Self-Check

Module 5: Implement Converged Wireless Access

Lesson 1: Initialize a Converged WCM
WLC/WCM CLI Initialization
Catalyst 3850/3650 Switches GUI Setup and Configuration
Web GUI Setup for Wired Network
Wireless Web GUI
Switch Ports, Interfaces, and Mapping
Cisco Prime Infrastructure Management of WLCs/WCMs

Lesson 2: Describe AP Connectivity
Access Point Connectivity
Unsupported Features of Converged WCMs
License Requirements of Converged WCMs

Lesson 3: Explore Additional Wireless Features
Review and Configure Client Link
Review and Configure Band Select
Local Profiling and Local Policies

Lesson 4: Configure Client Access
WLAN Open Authentication
WLAN PSK Authentication
Local-EAP Authentication
WLAN Local-EAP Authentication
Configuration of RADIUS Authentication
WebAuth Authentication

Lesson 5: Implement Roaming in the Converged Architecture
Converged MobilityOverview
Describe L2/L3 Roaming
WebAuth Deployments
Design and Scaling Best Practices
Mobility Deployment ModelsCentralized with AireOS WLC or IOS-XE WLC

Lesson 6: Module SummaryThis lesson includes these topics:Lesson 7: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access

Lesson 1: Overview of the FlexConnect Architecture
Overview of FlexConnect
FlexConnect Groups
FlexConnect Requirements
Configure Client Access

Lesson 2: Overview of the Autonomous Architecture
Autonomous AP Management Options
Autonomous AP Initialization
Autonomous AP Configuration
Explore Additional Autonomous AP Features

Lesson 3: Overview of the Cloud Architecture
Overview of the Cloud Products
Infrastructure Requirements for Cloud APs
Cloud AP Initialization
Cloud AP Management
RF/802.11 Access
Client Access

Lesson 4: Module Summary

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Maintenance
Licensing Options
Image Updates Methods
Backup and Restore Process

Lesson 2: Explain Troubleshooting Tools
Overview of Third-Party Tools
Cisco Troubleshooting Tools

Lesson 3: Describe Troubleshooting Methodology
Overview of Troubleshooting Techniques
Overview of Best Practices
Common Wireless Issues

Lesson 4: Module Summary

Lesson 5: Module Self-Check

Module 8: WLAN Design

Lesson 1: Predictive WLAN Design Process
Predictive WLAN Design Process Overview

Lesson 2: WLAN Site Survey Process
Off-Premise Predictive Site Surveys
Initial Walk Through
Pre Deployment Site Survey: Active Site Survey
Post-Deployment Survey

Lesson 3: Module Summary

Lesson 4: Module Self-Check
Lab Outline

Hardware Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
Establish an Open WLAN Connection
Establish a PSK WLAN Connection
Establish a PEAP WLAN Connection
Establish a Web Authentication WLAN Connection

Hardware Lab 2: Configuring the Wired Infrastructure
Initialize the 3650 Switch
Configure Layer 2 Operations
Configure Layer 3 IPv4 Operations

Hardware Lab 3: Configuring the Centralized WLAN Deployment
Review and Modify Management Access
Review AP Status
Configure RF Power and Channel
Configure a WLAN
Enable Additional Features
Associate the Client
Review CleanAir
Disassociate the Client

Hardware Lab 4: Configuring IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Review Client Association before IPv6 Configuration
Enable IPv6 Infrastructure
Associate the Client after IPv6 Configuration

Hardware Lab 5: Configuring Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Implement WPA PSK Authentication
Implement Local EAP Authentication
Implement EAP with RADIUS Authentication
Implement WebAuth Authentication

Hardware Lab 6: Configuring Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC
Add Foreign WLC on Anchor WLC
Add Anchor WLC on Foreign WLC
Configure the Guest WLAN on the Foreign WLC
Configure the Guest WLAN on the Anchor WLC.
Create Local User on the Anchor WLC.
Associate the Client using WLC Credentials.
Associate the Client using ISE Credentials.
Lab Cleanup

Hardware Lab 7: Deploying a Converged Access WLAN
Verify the Catalyst 3650 Status
Initialize the Cat3650 Wireless Controller and AP
Adjust RF Power and Channel
Configure a WLAN
Enable Additional Features
Associate the Client
Review CleanAir
Disassociate the Client

Hardware Lab 8: Configuring Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment
Implement WPA2 PSK Authentication
Implement Local EAP Authentication
Implement RADIUS Authentication
Implement WebAuth Passthrough
Implement Local WebAuth

Hardware Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
Configure the Switch for FlexConnect Connectivity
Add a New WLAN for FlexConnect Testing
Adjust the AP Mode of Operation
Test Client Access for FlexConnect
Implement a FlexConnect Group
Test Client Access for FlexConnect Group
Switch Configuration Example

Hardware Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment
Initialize and Configure the Autonomous AP
Test Client Access to the Autonomous AP
Podx Running Configuration Changes

Hardware Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
Implement PSK Authentication on an Autonomous AP
Implement RADIUS Authentication on an Autonomous AP
Autonomous Lab Cleanup

Hardware Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
Implement PSK Authentication on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
Implement Local EAP-PEAP on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
Implement WebAuth on a Cloud WLAN Deployment
Disable SSIDs on the Cloud WLAN Deployment

Hardware Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
Backup the WLC Configuration
OptionalPerform an AireOS Upgrade to the WLC

Hardware Lab 14: Perform WiFi Scanning
Enable Metageek inSSIDer
Review 2.4 GHz Activity
Review 5 GHz Activity

Hardware Lab 15: ChallengeVarious Trouble Tickets
Challenge Ticket #1
Challenge Ticket #2
Answer Key

Hardware Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
Familiarization with Ekahau Site Survey Pro + Planner
Perform a basic predictive WLAN design using a single floor layout.

Hardware Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis
Configure AP for Spectrum Expert AP mode of operation
Configure Metageek Chanalyzer - spectrum analyzer software
Load RF capture information into metageek Chanalyzer - spectrum analyzer software.
Analyze RF capture information into Metageek Chanalyzer - spectrum analyzer software.
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