This 4-day Cisco Authorized CCNA Wireless® Training Boot Camp, taught by CCSI Todd Lammle, is a high-energy, instructor-led course that provides system engineers and field engineers with a more in-depth understanding of the latest Cisco wireless technologies, spanning a wide range of customer sizes and needs. In this 4-day course, students learn to configure, implement and support wireless LANs, as well as monitor and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks.
Our course offers high levels of classroom participation, interaction and collaboration, utilizing:
- Certified Expert Instructor
- Cisco MESH Access Points
- Cisco A/B/G Client Cards
- Cisco A/B/G Software Supplement
- Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
- Cisco Wireless LAN Control System
- Test Voucher Included
- Onsite Testing in the Dallas location
- Course Guarantee!
- This course is also Cisco Authorized!
Students should possess the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or the equivalent knowledge and/or working knowledge of basic network security and a solid grasp of TCP/IP and fundamental networking concepts.
**Students are required to bring their wireless enabled laptops with them to class. In addition the student must be capable of establishing a console connection via a DB-9 serial link. Follow this link for USB to Serial adapters.
Each Student will have the opportunity to test at Learn iT! on the last day of class.
The Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essential exam (IUWNE) 640-721 is offered onsite on the last day of class in Dallas if you are ready. If you choose not to take the exam on that Friday afternoon, a voucher will be emailed to you upon your request.
The best chance for success on the first attempt is to test the Monday or Tuesday after the class concludes, utilizing the weekend to work with the software tools we will send home with you.
The CCNA Wireless certification is valid for three years. To recertify you must complete one of the following:
- Pass any current CCNA concentration exam (wireless, security, voice) or current CCDA
- Pass a current 642 professional exam
- Pass the current CCIE written exam or the current CCDE written exam
The CCNA Wireless course is 4 days of lecture (Tuesday – Friday) and one day of review and testing (Friday). The following list is an approximate day-by-day breakdown of the course:
Describe WLAN fundamentals
- Describe basics of spread spectrum technology (modulation, DSS, OFDM, MIMO, Channels reuse and overlap, Rate-shifting, CSMA/CA)
- Describe the impact of various wireless technologies (Bluetooth, WiMAX, ZigBee, cordless phone)
- Describe wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications (FCC, ETSI, 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi Alliance)
- Describe WLAN RF principles (antenna types, RF gain/loss, EIRP, refraction, reflection, ETC)
- Describe networking technologies used in wireless (SSID --> WLAN_ID --> Interface -- >VLAN, 802.1q trunking)
- Describe wireless topologies (IBSS, BSS, ESS, Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, basic Mesh, bridging)
- Describe 802.11 authentication and encryption methods (Open, Shared, 802.1X, EAP, TKIP, AES)
- Describe frame types (associated/unassociated, management, control, data)
Install a basic Cisco wireless LAN
- Describe the basics of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture (Split MAC, LWAPP, stand-alone AP versus controller-based AP, specific hardware examples)
- Describe the Cisco Mobility Express Wireless architecture (Smart Business Communication System -- SBCS, Cisco Config Agent -- CCA, 526WLC, 521AP - stand-alone and controller-based)
- Describe the modes of controller-based AP deployment (local, monitor, HREAP, sniffer, rogue detector, bridge)
- Describe controller-based AP discovery and association (OTAP, DHCP, DNS, Master-Controller, Primary-Secondary-Tertiary, n+1 redundancy)
- Describe roaming (Layer 2 and Layer 3, intra-controller and inter-controller, mobility groups)
- Configure a WLAN controller and access points WLC: ports, interfaces, WLANs, NTP, CLI and Web UI, CLI wizard, LAG AP: Channel, Power
- Configure the basics of a stand-alone access point (no lab) (Express setup, basic security)
- Describe RRM
Install Wireless Clients
- Describe client OS WLAN configuration (Windows, Apple, and Linux.)
- Install Cisco ADU
- Describe basic CSSC
- Describe CCX versions 1 through 5
Implement basic WLAN Security
- Describe the general framework of wireless security and security components (authentication, encryption, MFP, IPS)
- Describe and configure authentication methods (Guest, PSK, 802.1X, WPA/WPA2 with EAP- TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, LEAP)
- Describe and configure encryption methods (WPA/WPA2 with TKIP, AES)
- Describe and configure the different sources of authentication (PSK, EAP-local or -external, Radius)
Operate basic WCS
- Describe key features of WCS and Navigator (versions and licensing)
- Install/upgrade WCS and configure basic administration parameters (ports, O/S version, strong passwords, service vs. application)
- Configure controllers and APs (using the Configuration tab not templates)
- Configure and use maps in the WCS (add campus, building, floor, maps, position AP)
- Use the WCS monitor tab and alarm summary to verify the WLAN operations
Conduct basic WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting
- Identify basic WLAN troubleshooting methods for controllers, access points, and clients methodologies
- Describe basic RF deployment considerations related to site survey design of data or VoWLAN applications, Common RF interference sources such as devices, building material, AP location Basic RF site survey design related to channel reuse, signal strength, cell overlap
- Describe the use of WLC show, debug and logging
- Describe the use of the WCS client troubleshooting tool
- Transfer WLC config and O/S using maintenance tools and commands
- Describe and differentiate WLC WLAN management access methods (console port, CLI, telnet, ssh, http, https, wired versus wireless management)
Review and Testing