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Cisco - CUWN: Cisco Unified Wireless Networking

Duration: 5 Days
Course Price: $3,495

In this wireless networking class, you will learn to successfully deploy a Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) solution.

After a high-level overview of the CUWN, including function, components, capabilities, and features, you will learn to install the access point (AP), associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), and other CUWN hardware. You will look at ways to administer CUWN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network. You will configure and implement key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats, and you will learn how to use troubleshooting methodology and tools to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.

In hands-on labs, you will learn to complete initial controller configuration using the console management interface and set up the controller using the CLI and GUI. You will configure APs with high availability, set up a mobility group, and then perform AP deployment in a DHCP Option 43 and a DNS/DHCP option. You will provision APs in various options and examine AP behaviors in those configurations. You will explore how to set up interface groups to allow VLAN pooling, configure a controller to handle VideoStream, and set up a WLAN with web authentication as the security policy. You will configure the WLAN controller to support a web authentication client and a wireless client for WPA2 using the PEAP-MSCHAPv2 option. You will create a secured WLAN on the controller using EAP-FAST for authentication based on local EAP and WPA or WPA2 for encryption. You will also perform a pre-image download to pre-load a new controller firmware image into the AP.

Laptops are provided to participate in the labs. If you'd rather use your own laptop, please ensure the laptop is running Windows XP (SP3) and has an Ethernet port and an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. For laptops running Windows Vista or Windows 7, please include a terminal emulator, such as HyperTerminal, or ensure that you have administrator rights to the laptop to install software used in class.

Course Objectives:

  • How the CUWN solution meets the challenges of successful WLAN deployments
  • Select and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements
  • Administer WLAN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network
  • Configure and implement the key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats
  • Use a recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats

Who Should Attend

Channel field engineers, Cisco network consulting engineers, new UC partners, customer network engineers, and Cisco customers and employees who are interested in the CUWN solution, have a strong data networking background, and are responsible for planning, deploying, and managing enterprise WLANs using lightweight access points and controllers

 

In this wireless networking class, you will learn to successfully deploy a Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) solution.

After a high-level overview of the CUWN, including function, components, capabilities, and features, you will learn to install the access point (AP), associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), and other CUWN hardware. You will look at ways to administer CUWN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network. You will configure and implement key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats, and you will learn how to use troubleshooting methodology and tools to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.

In hands-on labs, you will learn to complete initial controller configuration using the console management interface and set up the controller using the CLI and GUI. You will configure APs with high availability, set up a mobility group, and then perform AP deployment in a DHCP Option 43 and a DNS/DHCP option. You will provision APs in various options and examine AP behaviors in those configurations. You will explore how to set up interface groups to allow VLAN pooling, configure a controller to handle VideoStream, and set up a WLAN with web authentication as the security policy. You will configure the WLAN controller to support a web authentication client and a wireless client for WPA2 using the PEAP-MSCHAPv2 option. You will create a secured WLAN on the controller using EAP-FAST for authentication based on local EAP and WPA or WPA2 for encryption. You will also perform a pre-image download to pre-load a new controller firmware image into the AP.

Laptops are provided to participate in the labs. If you'd rather use your own laptop, please ensure the laptop is running Windows XP (SP3) and has an Ethernet port and an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. For laptops running Windows Vista or Windows 7, please include a terminal emulator, such as HyperTerminal, or ensure that you have administrator rights to the laptop to install software used in class.

Course Objectives:

  • How the CUWN solution meets the challenges of successful WLAN deployments
  • Select and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements
  • Administer WLAN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network
  • Configure and implement the key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats
  • Use a recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats

Who Should Attend

Channel field engineers, Cisco network consulting engineers, new UC partners, customer network engineers, and Cisco customers and employees who are interested in the CUWN solution, have a strong data networking background, and are responsible for planning, deploying, and managing enterprise WLANs using lightweight access points and controllers

 

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco Wireless LAN Solutions

  • Characterizing Cisco Enterprise Wireless LANs
  • Hardware Models
  • WLC Terms and Protocols

Lesson 2: CUWN Installation and Configuration 

  • Installing Hardware Components
  • Configuring the WLC Setup
  • Configuring WLC Settings
  • Configuring LAG
  • Configuring IPv6
  • AP Operational Modes
  • Configuring 802.11 Protocols, Performance Optimization, and Auto RF
  • Implementing Cisco CleanAir

Lesson 3: CUWN Administration 

  • Associating an AP to a WLC
  • Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • Administering Individual WLANs and AP Groups
  • Configuring QoS
  • Service Provider Enhancements

Lesson 4: CUWN Security

  • 802.11 Weak Security Policy
  • Configuring Security Parameters
  • Configuring CUWN to Support 802.1X Authentication

Lesson 5: CUWN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting CUWN
  • Gathering VLAN Traffic and Other Data
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  • Managing Configuration Data 

Lab Outline

Lab 1: CLI Setup and Web Setup

Lab 2: Controller Web

Lab 3: CAPWAP Conversion (Optional)

Lab 4: AP Association Options and Configurations

Lab 5: Interface Group Configuration

Lab 6: VideoStream

Lab 7: Web Authentication

Lab 8: WPA/WPA2 PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 Authentication

Lab 9: WPA/WPA2 EAP-FAST Local EAP Authentication

Lab 10: Pre-Image Download

Lab 11: CAPWAP Conversion (Optional)

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