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Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)

 

Course Overview

The Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU) v1.0 course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to position, plan, implement, operate, and manage a Cisco WLAN network. This course teaches you how to design, install, configure, monitor, and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks on a Cisco WLAN network of any size.

Course Content

  • Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Theory
  • Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Math and Antennas
  • Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Operation
  • Describing and Implementing Basic Wireless Security
  • Describing and Implementing 802.1X and EAP
  • Implementing Wireless Guest Access and Configuring Wireless Security
  • Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
  • Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network
  • Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Wired Support
  • Configuring Cisco Centralized Wireless Networks
  • Describing and Implementing WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Explore the Physics of Wi-Fi
  • Explore the Wi-Fi Environment
  • Analyze Wireless Frames
  • Configure Client Access
  • Configure the Wired Infrastructure
  • Configure a Centralized Cisco WLC Deployment
  • Configure a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Configure an IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients
  • Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Use Troubleshooting Tools

Who should attend

  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Wireless engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Network administrator
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Network manager

Prerequisites

We recommend but do not require that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course

  • General knowledge of networks
  • General knowledge of wireless networks
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Wireless fundamentals at the !FL-WFUN course level

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement foundational wireless theory
  • Describe and implement basic wireless security and client access
  • Describe and implement a Cisco wireless network architecture
  • Configure Cisco centralized wireless networks
  • Describe and implement WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting

This course will help you:

  • Learn the skills, technologies, and best practices needed to manage a Cisco WLAN network
  • Understand and implement a Cisco wireless network architecture
  • Design and implement WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting solutions

Outline: Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)

Section 1: Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Theory

  • Wireless Fundamentals
  • RF Principles

Section 2: Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Math and Antennas

  • RF Mathematics
  • Activity 1: Practice RF Math
  • Antenna Characteristics
  • Activity 2: Antenna Calculations

Section 3: Describing and Implementing Foundational Wireless Operation

  • Spread Spectrum Technology Basics
  • Discovery 3: Explore the Wi-Fi Environment
  • Wireless Media Access
  • Discovery 4: Analyze Wireless Frames
  • Wireless Governance

Section 4: Describing and Implementing Basic Wireless Security

  • Wireless Security Components
  • IEEE 802.11 Security

Section 5: Describing and Implementing 802.1X and EAP

  • IEEE 802.1X and EAP Frameworks
  • EAP Authentication
  • Wi-Fi Alliance WPA, WPA2, and WPA3 Security

Section 6: Implementing Wireless Guest Access and Configuring Wireless Security

  • Provide Guest Access
  • Configure Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
  • Configure Smart Handheld Clients
  • Discovery 5: Configure Client Access

Section 7: Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Architecture

  • Cisco Wireless Network Deployment Options
  • Cisco Wireless Management
  • Cisco Policy Control

Section 8: Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network

  • Cisco Enterprise Wireless Network
  • Mobility Architecture Concepts

Section 9: Describing and Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Wired Support

  • Layer 2 Infrastructure Support
  • Wired Infrastructure Protocols That Support Wireless
  • Discovery 6: Configure the Wired Infrastructure

Section 10: Configuring Cisco Centralized Wireless Networks Objectives:

  • Describe the centralized wireless access model and its configuration
  • Initialize a Centralized Cisco WLC
  • Discovery 7: Configure a Centralized Cisco WLC Deployment
  • AP Initialization
  • Discovery 8: Configure a Centralized WLAN Deployment on Cisco 3504 WLC
  • Discovery 9: Configure a Centralized WLAN Deployment on Cisco 9800 WLC
  • Implement IPv6 in a Cisco Wireless Environment
  • Discovery 10: Configure an IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
  • Describe Roaming in the Centralized Architecture
  • Optimize RF conditions and performance for clients
  • Discovery 11: Optimize RF Conditions and Performance for Clients

Section 11: Describing and Implementing WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Describe WLAN Maintenance
  • Discovery 12: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Describe the WLAN Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Explain WLAN Troubleshooting Tools
  • Discovery 13: Use Troubleshooting Tools
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,695
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC

Duration 180 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 800
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
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