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CUWNBC - Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Boot Camp


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​This course combines WDBWL and WDAWL into a five day course, presentingstudents with challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments, and mesh network deployments.Students will be trained on how to make network design decisions about, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs with these challenges. The format of the course allowsstudents and the instructor to explore realistic use cases and best practices around more challenging deployment scenarios. The course is written at software code level 7.5.

Course Objectives

​Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


  • Successfully plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor and maintain basic Cisco Wireless LAN solutions in a customer enterprise environment
  • Configure autonomous, unified, and FlexConnect architectures
  • Configure all base feature sets, including wireless security
  • Administer the WLAN network
  • Maintain and troubleshoot basic wireless networks
  • Describe the steps involved in client mobility at layer 2 and the differences involved in client mobility at layer 3
  • Discuss the challenges faced in providing a quality user experience in a high density wireless network deployment scenario
  • Differentiate the operational characteristics of, and implement, a wireless MESH architecture


Course Audience

​This course is intended for IT engineers or administrators whoneed to know the fundamentals about planning, installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining a basic Cisco Wireless LAN infrastructure. This includes installers, SEs, Field Engineers, technical support professionals, network managers, security team members, and administrators.

Course Outline

​From WDBWL:

Module 1 - Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher

Lesson 1:High level review ofprerequisite course -Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials

Module 2 - Pre-Deployment Planning

Lesson 1: Successful Wireless Deployments and Pre-deployment Planning

Lesson 2: Cisco WLAN Professional Services

Lesson 3: Spectrum Expert

Lesson 4: PI Planning tools

Module 3 - Autonomous Deployments

Lesson 1: Easy Setup GUI Interface

Lesson 2: Basic Setup via CLI

Lesson 3: Access Point Modes

Lesson 4: Bridge Modes

Lesson 5: Non-Client serving Modes

Module 4 - Unified Deployments

Lesson 1: Initial controller Setup, and configure basic settings

Lesson 2: Modes of operation available for a unified access point

Lesson 3: Mechanisms by which an AP associates to a WLC

Lesson 4: User Interfaces to the System

Lesson 5: Radio Resource Management and CleanAir

Lesson 6: Administering WLANs and AP Groups

Lesson 7: Configuring Quality of Service

Lesson 8: IPv6 Support

Lesson 9: Identify and Configure the Wireless LAN

Lesson 10: Security Parameters

Lesson 11: General Administration

Lesson 12: Guest Access

Module 5 - FlexConnect Deployments

Lesson 1: Benefits and Limitations of FlexConnect Architecture

Lesson 2: Operational Differences between

Lesson 3: FlexConnect and Unified Architectures

Module 6 - Wireless LAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Routine Maintenance

Lesson 2: Policy Configuration and Management

Lesson 3: Gathering Data

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Lab Outline:

Lab 4-1: Performing the Initial WLC Configuration Using the CLI

Lab 4-2: Unified AP Modes of Operation

Lab 4-3: AP Association Options

Lab 4-4: Controller Web Interface

Lab 4-5: Configuring RRM and CleanAir

Lab 4-8: Configuring IPv6 First Hop Security

Lab 4-9: Configuring Security Parameters on the WLC

Lab 4-10: Configuring Guest Access and Web Authentication


Module 1 - Client Mobility

Lesson1: Same Subnet Roaming

Lesson 2: Inter-subnet Mobility

Module 2 - High Density Deployment Challenges

Lesson 1: Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network

Lesson 2: Planning for Areas of High Client Density

Module 3 - Implementing Mesh Network

Lesson 1: Describe Wireless Mesh Networks

Lesson 2: Mesh Network Formation Process

Lesson 3: Implementing a Mesh Network for the Enterprise

Lesson 4: Configuring Advanced Mesh Features

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting a Mesh Network

Lab Outline:

Lab 3-1: Configuring Mesh Access Points

Course Prerequisites

​Prior to taking this course, it is recommended that students havethe following knowledge and skills:


  • Prior completion of Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials course or equivalent work experience (recommended)
  • Basic networking skills
  • RF/Wireless field experience (helpful)


Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.