Cisco® Implementing Cisco® Wireless Network Fundamentals v1.01 (WIFUND)



This course is 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 curriculum.

Audience Profile

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. In this course, the target audience will be refereed to generically as “technicians.”

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

ICND1 or CCENT certification, plus ICND2. Foundational knowledge of 802.11 wireless network technologies. Enterprise Wi-Fi Administration (CWNA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Understand the basic RF principles & characteristics
  • Understand WLAN security methods and access with differing client devices
  • Define the Cisco WLAN architecture and the underlying infrastructure used to support it
  • Implement a centralized wireless access networking 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 the requirements for a WLAN design

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals
• RF Principles
• RF Mathematics
• Antenna Characteristics
• Basics of Spread Spectrum
• Wireless Media Access
• Wireless Governance
Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
Lab 2: Configure the Wired Infrastructure

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
Lab 3: Configure the Centralized WLN Deployment
Lab 4: Configure IPv6 Operation in a Centralized WLAN Deployment

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
Lab 5: Configure Security in a Centralized WLAN Deployment
Lab 6: Configure Guest Access Using the Anchor WLC

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
Lab 7: Deploy a Converged Access WLAN
Lab 8: Configure Security on a Converged WLAN Deployment

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
Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN Deployment
Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN Deployment

Module 6: Implement Small and Remote Wireless Access
• FlexConnect Architecture
• Autonomous Architecture
• Cloud Architecture
Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN Deployment
Lab 12: Configure Security on a Cloud WLAN Deployment

Module 7: WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
• Wireless Maintenance
• Troubleshooting Tools
• Troubleshooting Methodology
Lab 13: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
Lab 14: Perform Wi-Fi Scanning

Module 8: WLAN Design
• Predictive WLAN Design Process
• WLAN Site Survey Process
Lab 15: Challenge: Various Trouble Tickets
Lab 16: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
Lab 17: Perform Passive Site Survey Analysis

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