Cisco - Wireeless Network Fundaments (WIFUND) v1.0
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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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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:


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if minimum enrollment is not met.


Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:
Understand the basic RF principles and characteristics.
Understsand 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.

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals
RF Principles
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 Authentication
WPA and WPA2 Security
Provide Guest Access
Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
Configure Smart Handheld Clients

Module 3: Define the Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
One Management
Cisco One Network
Mobility Architecture Concepts
Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
Protocols Used in Wired Infrastructure to Support Wireless

Module 4: Implement Centralized Wireless Access
Initialize a Centralized WLC
AP Initialization
Explore Additional WLC Features
Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
Configure Client Access
Implement Roaming in the Centralized Architecture

Module 5: Implement Converged Wireless Access
Initialize a Converged WCM
AP Connectivity
Explore Additional Wireless Features
Configure Client Access
Implement Roaming in the 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

Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
Lab 2: Configure the Wired Infrastructure
Lab 3: Configure the Centralized WLN Deployment
Lab 4: Configure IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 5: Configure Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 6: Configure Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC
Lab 7: Deploy a Converged Access WLAN
Lab 8: Configure Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment
Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment
Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment

Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
Lab 14: Perform Wi-Fi Scanning
Lab 15: Challenge: Various Trouble Tickets
Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis