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Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

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Who should attend

The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals course prepares you for CCNA Wireless certification and specialization in the wireless field. This course covers use, positioning, planning and implementation of Cisco WLAN networks. The labs and course content will give you the skills needed to design, install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.

How is this course different from the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) course that it replaces?

The following topics have been added to this course:

  • Expanded understanding of RF theory, RF mathematics and antenna characteristics
  • Added focus on 802.11ac access points, controllers, and wireless standards
  • Improvements to wireless access security including Web Authentication method
  • Includes new wireless architectures for Unified Access and Cloud Managed
  • Client mobility topics now include centralized and converged options
  • Expanded design topics to include predictive analysis along with pre and post deployment site surveys
  • Enhancements to controller based monitoring and new applications for troubleshooting
  • Wireless network management options include Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Identity Services Engine

Who should attend this course?

The primary target audiences for this course are:

  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network and system managers


This course is part of the following Certifications:

Class Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

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

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic RF principles and characteristics
  • Understand WLAN security methods and access with different client devices
  • Define Cisco WLAN architecture and underlying infrastructure used to support it
  • Implement a central 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 requirements for WLAN design

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Outline: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

    Module 1 Wireless Fundamentals
  • Wireless fundamentals explained
  • RF Principles
  • Understanding RF mathematics
  • Antenna characteristics
  • Basics of spread spectrum
  • Wireless media access
  • Wireless governance
    Module 2 Security and Client Access
  • Wireless security components
  • 802.11 Security
  • 802.1X/EAP framework
  • EAP authenticiation
  • WPA and WPA2 security
  • Guest access
  • Native operating systems for WLAN connectivity
  • Configure smart handheld clients
    Module 3 Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
  • Wireless network deployment options
  • One Management
  • One Policy
  • Cisco One Network
  • Mobility architecture concepts
  • Optimize RF conditions and performance
  • Layer 2 infrastructure support
  • Protocols used in wired infrastructure to support wireless
    Module 4 Implement Centralized Web Access
  • Initialize centralized WLC
  • AP initialization
  • Additional WLC features
  • Implement IPv6 in Cisco wireless environment
  • Configure client access
  • Implement roaming in centralized architecture
    Module 5 Implement Converged Wireless Access
  • Initialize converged WCM
  • AP connectivity
  • Additional wireless features
  • Client access
  • Roaming in converged architecture
    Module 6 Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access
  • FlexConnect architecture
  • Autonomous architecture
  • Cloud architecture
    Module 7 WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Wireless maintenance
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Troubleshooting methodology
    Module 8 WLAN Design
  • Predictive WLAN design process
  • WLAN site survey process
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Duration 5 days

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