Cisco Catalyst Wireless Enablement C9800/Wifi6 (CWEWIFI6)


Course Overview

The CWEWIFI6 course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the following stages: Enterprise Wireless Presales Stage 2 & Enterprise Wireless Deployment Stage 2.

Course Content

In this 2-day workshop we will cover the Catalyst 9100 access point portfolio, benefits of Wi-Fi 6 and how cisco has gone above & beyond the standard to drive digital transformation. We will also cover the 9800-controller available in various form factors - as an appliance, cloud and embedded controller on switch powered by IOS XE. You will learn how to get a Wireless network up and running with the C9800 controller, from Day 0 provisioning, high availability, patching, programmability, telemetry to simplified configuration, migration and integration with DNA Center. We will talk about solution selling with what's new in Cisco DNA Center Automation, Assurance and SDA and how the wireless infrastructure, along with sensors & Network AI Analytics help power up assurance. You will also learn how Cisco can help deliver line of business outcomes with Cisco DNA Spaces our powerful location-based analytics platform.

Want More? In this workshop you will also have access to a hands-on Cisco Catalyst Mobility Innovations Lab. You will perform hands-on configurations on these products and features to show case their benefits and the value addition it will bring to your customers.

Who should attend

  • Experienced network engineers
  • Engineering teams responsible for a migration from “old school wireless” to "802.11ax and Wi-Fi 6"


For successful completion of this course the knowledge in the following areas is required:

Course Objectives

After completing this Fast Lane 2-day course, you will have gained knowledge and practice in the following areas:

  • Fundamental functions and characteristics of the Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL wireless controller
  • The new standard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and the differences and compatibility to older standards (802.11abg/ac) and 5G standards
  • The features and particularities of WiFi 6 (OFDMA, Multi-User-MIMO, BSS Coloring, Target Wake Time (TWT), 1024-QAM, IoT)
  • The Catalyst 9100 AP Portfolio (Wi-Fi 6, Wave 2 , Indoor/ Outdoor)
  • Fundamental architecture, form-factor and characteristics of the Cisco Catalyst 9800 wireless controllers
  • Setup and initial configuration, commissioning and access point connectivity
  • Cisco WLAN architecture and underlying infrastructure
  • AP and IOS XE Migration Scenarios
  • ISSU, hot patching, cold patching, SSO, HA, programmability
  • Inter-Release Controller Mobility (IRCM) Migration and AireOS Config Translator
  • Implementation of local and central switching with state-of-the-art access switches and wireless LAN controllers
  • Implementation of remote Wireless LAN networks using Flex-Connect Mode
  • Fundamental WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Backup and recovery concepts Software updates
  • Cisco DNA, Assurance and AI Network Analytics
  • Cisco DNA Spaces

Outline: Cisco Catalyst Wireless Enablement C9800/Wifi6 (CWEWIFI6)

Introducing WiFi6

  • Standard
  • Architecture
  • SKUs

Catalyst WiFi6 exploration

  • Wifi6
  • 5G

AP Portfolio

  • WiFi6
  • Wave 2
  • Indoor/outdoor

Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller

  • Architecture
  • Form Factors

Catalyst 9800 Technology Differentiators

  • Always On
  • Secure
  • Deploy anywhere

Catalyst 9800 for SD Access

  • EWC on an AP
  • VLANs
  • SVIs
  • Trunk
  • R&S


  • New Configuration Model
  • Security

AP Migration Scenarios

IOS XE Migration Scenarios

C9800 Troubleshooting

  • AP Packet Capture
  • Perform a Radioactive Trace via GUI

Overview of Cisco DNA

  • Cisco DNA Center Assurance
  • Cisco AI Network Analytics

Cisco DNA Spaces

C9800, AP and DNA Licensing

Course Labs:

  • Lab – Cisco Catalyst Mobility Innovations Lab
    • CLI and GUI lab setup
    • Configure NTP via GUI
    • Configure RRM/RF Profiles
  • Lab – Configure Catalyst Wireless Controller: New Config Model
  • Lab – Fuller Advanced Wizards WLAN Configuration
  • Lab – Configure AP Policy (using local AP Authorization List) via GUI
  • Lab – Configure CWA using ISE for Local and then FlexConnect
  • Lab – Applying AVC on WLAN Profile
  • Lab – Configure FlexConnect – Central Authentication/Local Switching
  • Lab – Create a Local Read-Only account for an Auditor
  • Lab – Configure TACACS+ Authentication with ISE
  • Lab – Configure Backup and Restore
  • Lab – Deploy Catalyst 9800CL as VM
    • ISSU
    • Hot Patching
    • Cold Patching
    • SSO
    • HA
    • Programmability
  • Lab – High Availabilty (HA SSO)
  • Lab – 16.12 to 17.1 Upgrade (HA SSO)
  • Lab – 16.12 to 17.1 Upgrade
  • Lab – AireOS Configuration Translator
  • Lab (Optional) Inter-Release Controller Mobility (IRCM) Migration
  • Lab – NBAR Installation and Upgrade via GUI
  • Lab – DNA Assurance D-Cloud

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

2 days

  • CAD 2,595
Classroom Training

2 days

  • Canada: CAD 2,595

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