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Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDEPLOY v1.1)

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Deploy a Wi-Fi infrastructure

  • Configure advanced capabilities in data designs

  • Configure advanced capabilities in voice and real-time application designs

  • Configure advanced capabilities in location designs

  • Configure advanced capabilities in outdoor and high-density designs


Who Should Attend

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.

This audience includes:

  • Network engineers

  • Network administrators

  • Network managers system engineers

Module 1: Deploy a Wi-Fi Infrastructure

Objective: Deploy a Wi-Fi framework

Lesson 1: Preparing for the Deployment

Objective: Describe the contemplations for greenfield and redesign outlines

This lesson incorporates these subjects:

Portray the Considerations for Greenfield and Upgrade Designs

Objective: Describe the contemplations for greenfield and redesign outlines

Greenfield Designs: Impact on Parallel Design

Redesign Designs

Redesign Designs: RF Customer Issues

Portray Wiring Closet Considerations

PoE Standards

Current Implementations

Effect of Adopting Newer PoE Capabilities

Power Draw of Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points

Cisco Switches Ready for 802.11ac

Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points: Access Layer Switches

Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Points: Power Requirements


Lesson 2: Determining the Type of Wireless Design

Objective: Describe scope, work systems, high thickness, IoE, and IoT

This lesson incorporates these subjects:

Portray fundamental information scope

Objective: Describe essential information scope

From Coverage to Capacity

What Is a Data-Only Design?

Advancement of Wireless Networking

Current State of the 2.4-Ghz Spectrum

Current State of the 5-Ghz Spectrum in the United States

Remote Performance

Portray Voice Coverage and Real-Time Applications

Objective: Describe voice scope and ongoing applications

Advancing Trend in Mobile Devices

More Wireless Devices Per User

Advancing User Experience

VoIP Applications

VoIP over Wireless Data Flow

Postponement and Jitter

Video Applications

Depict Location Coverage

Objective: Describe area scope

Area Based Services Use Cases

Depict Outdoor Coverage

Objective: Describe open air scope

Remote Outdoor for Campuses or Municipalities

Depict Mesh Networks

Objective: Describe work systems

Work Components

Remote Mesh Network Backbone Architecture (Backhaul)

Depict High Density

Objective: Describe high thickness

More Wireless Users per Network

Depict IoE and IoT

Objective: Describe IoE and IoT

IoT Protocols

What Is the IoE?

Web of Everything


Lesson 3: Planning the Base Wi-Fi Network Implementation

Objective: Describe the base Wi-Fi organize execution

This lesson incorporates these points:

Depict the Associated Standards and Capabilities

Objective: Describe the related measures and abilities

Wi-Fi Standards and Amendments

802.11ac: The Next Evolution

Advancement to MIMO Technology

MIMO Uses Advanced Signaling Techniques

Spatial Stream Usage in 802.11ac

Macintosh Layer Enhancements

802.11 Amendments

802.11v Is Important in the Voice Enterprise

IEEE 802.1X EAP Overview

Administration Protocols Defined by 802.11

IEEE 802.11w

Portray Cisco Features

Objective: Describe Cisco highlights

Cisco CleanAir

Cisco Wireless ClientLink

Cisco BandSelect


Cisco Compatible Extensions Program

Cisco Compatible Extensions Evolution and Key Features

Controllers: High Availability

High Availability Development Through Cisco WLC Software Version 8.0


Bonjour Is mDNS with DNS Service Discovery

Bonjour Policy Example for Education

Cisco AVC

Granular Policy for AVC: Use Cases

Multicast Feature

802.11v Support: Apple

802.11v Support: Apple DMS

802.11v Support: Apple BSS Max Idle Period

Improved Roaming

Portray AP Placement

Objective: Describe AP situation

Appropriate AP Placement

AP Placement and Roaming

Divider Mounting AP with Internal Antennas

Divider Mounting Cisco Aironet 3500e, 2700e, and 3700e Access Points

Mounting APs on a Ceiling

Mounting Above the Ceiling

Mounting APs in Stadiums and Harsh Environments

Mounting APs for High-Density Environments

Pick Antennas Based on RF Propagation

Objective: Select reception apparatuses in view of RF engendering

Reception apparatus Types

Reception apparatus RF Characteristics

Depict Signal Planning

Objective: Describe flag arranging

AP and Client Power Levels

Power Levels and Client Density

Flag Power versus Scope

Cell Size Depends on Protocol and Rates

Cell Overlap for Data

802.11n/air conditioning Wireless Deployment Guidelines

Building Example with Few Floors (Capacity)

AP Density Guidelines

Flag Power versus Scope

RRM Technology

Cisco Compatible Extensions: AP-Specified Max Power

Venture WLAN Coverage and Capacity

Build up a SSID and Channel Design

Objective: Develop a SSID and channel outline

Division of the Wireless Network by SSID

Building up a SSID Design Plan

WLAN Support Requirements

SSID Settings Best Practice: Maximum of Four WLANs

Channel Design Basics

2.4-GHz Network Design

5-GHz Network Design

802.11ac Channel and Enhancements

802.11ac Channel Design

Channel Selection Best Practice


Lesson 4: Implementing the Base Wi-Fi Network

Objective: Implement the base Wi-Fi arrange

This lesson incorporates these subjects:

Portray Standalone AP

Objective: Describe independent AP

Self-ruling APs

Self-ruling AP Options

Normal RF Parameters

Self-ruling AP Traffic Flow

AP Upgrade and Conversion Tools

Self-ruling AP Pros and Cons

Where and When to Use Autonomous APs

Impediments of a Standalone AP Design

Portray Centralized Cisco WLC

Objective: Describe brought together Cisco WLC

Brought together Architecture

Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points

Wi-Fi Design Depends On Customer Requirements

Brought together Controller Pros and Cons

Where and When to Use Centralized Architecture

Portray Cisco FlexConnect

Objective: Describe Cisco FlexConnect

Essential Concepts

Cisco FlexConnect Operation Modes

Cisco FlexConnect Design Considerations

Cisco FlexConnect Benefits

Overhauling a Cisco FlexConnect Deployment

Where and When to Use Cisco FlexConnect

Portray Converged Access

Objective: Describe merged access

Merged Access Components: Physical Entities versus Intelligent Entities

Merged Access: Logical Entities and SPGs

Merged Access Logical Entities: Switch Peer Groups and Mobility Group

Merged Access Topologies: SOHO, Small Branch

Merged Access Topologies: Large Branch

Merged Access Topologies: Large Branch, Campus

Portray Traffic Flows

Objective: Describe activity streams

IEEE 802.1X-Based Authentication Data Flow

Verification Data Flow: IEEE 802.1X-Based Intercontroller Roaming

Verification Data Flow: 802.1X-Based Inter-Autonomous AP Roaming

Verification Data Flow: RADIUS and DHCP Ports

Customer Data Flow: Autonomous APs

Customer Data Flow: Controller-Based APs (Local Mode)

Activity Flow: Cisco FlexConnect

Customer Data Flow: Roaming

Customer Data Flow: Mobility Anchor

CAPWAP Control Traffic Flow

CAPWAP Mobility Exchange Flow

RRM RF Group Information Flow

Controller Redundancy and Roaming Paths

Unified Architecture versus Dispersed Controller Architecture

Unified Controllers

Appropriated Controllers

Portray Mobility Traffic Flows

Objective: Describe portability movement streams

Wandering on Cisco FlexConnect APs

Wandering Requirements

Customer Roaming Within a Subnetwork

Layer 3 Intercontroller Roaming

Portability Group and Mobility Domain

Brought together Wireless: POP and POA

Brought together Wireless Traffic Flow: Layer 3 Roaming

Brought together Mode Roaming Design Considerations

United Access Traffic Flow

United Access Traffic Flow and Roaming: Single Catalyst 3850 Stack

United Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roam (Within SPG)

United Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roam (Across SPGs)


Module 2: Configure Advanced Capabilities in Data Designs

Objective: Configure propelled abilities in information plans

Lesson 1: Configuring Mobility and Roaming Capabilities

Objective: Configure portability and wandering abilities

This lesson incorporates these subjects:

Portray Roaming

Objective: Describe wandering

Critical Terms

Portability Relationships

Cisco Wireless Roaming

Layer 2 Roaming

Versatility Messaging

Meandering Within a Subnetwork

Different Mobility Group Roaming

Design a Mobility Group

Design a Mobility List

Depict Mobility

Objective: Describe versatility

Intracontroller Mobility

Intercontroller Mobility Layer 2

Intercontroller Mobility Layer 3

Auto-Anchor Mobility

Static IP Mobility

Versatility Messaging

Versatility Handoff

Versatility Messaging Improvements

Focalized Access Roaming Model

Focalized Access Traffic Flow and Roaming: Single Catalyst 3850 Stack

Focalized Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roam (Within SPG)

Focalized Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 Roam (Across SPGs)

Focalized Access Traffic Flow: Layer 3 Roam (Across SPGs)

Focalized Access Roaming Design Considerations

Focalized Access: Scaling Higher

Design Mobility

Objective: Configure versatility

AP Groups: VLAN Effect

Design AP Groups

AP Groups: VLAN Considerations

Interface Groups

Design Guest Access for Mobility

Objective: Configure visitor access for versatility

Least Configuration Elements

Visitor Options

Customary Isolated DMZ Network or VLAN

Remote DMZ Guest Networks: Dedicated APs

Remote DMZ Guest Networks: Dedicated VLAN

Remote DMZ Guest Networks: Dedicated Port


Web Authentication

Guest Connect

Area Specific Guest Access

Auto-Anchor Mobility: Guest Tunneling

Auto-Anchor Mobility: Message Flow

Auto-Anchor Mobility: Considerations

Design Auto-Anchor

Wired Guest Access: Single-Controller Solution

Wired Guest Access: Two-Controller Solution

Remote Guest Access

Include Layer 2 Guest VLAN Interfaces

Include Layer 3 Guest VLAN Interfaces

Design the Cisco WLC to Translate the VLANS

Get ready for an Anchor-Foreign Relationship

Design Auto-Anchor for Wired Guest Access

Set up an Anchor-Foreign Relationship

Design the Wireless Guest WLAN

Visitor WLAN Security

Layer 3 Access Control Mechanisms


Lesson 2: Configuring High Availability Options

Objective: Configure high accessibility choices

This lesson incorporates these themes:

Depict Redundancy and High Availability

Objective: Describe repetition and high accessibility

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Administration

Designing LAG

Associate with Catalyst VSS

Port-Based Redundancy

Design N+1 Redundancy High Availability

Objective: Configure N+1 repetition high accessibility

Controller Redundancy

Controller Redundancy Designs: N + 1

Controller Redundancy Designs: N + N

Controller Redundancy Designs: N + N + 1

Stay Controller Redundancy

AP Failover Process

Failover Priority

Quick Heartbeat

AP Fallback

Design High Availability

Objective: Configure high accessibility

High-Availability Connectivity on Cisco 5500, Flex 7500, and 8500 Series WLCs

High-Availability Connectivity on Cisco WiSM2: Multichassis

Failover Process and Topology

New High-Availability Interfaces: Redundancy Management

New High-Availability Interfaces: Redundancy Port

High-Availability Pairing

High-Availability GUI Configuration: Active and Standby

Updating WLCs when Using High Availability

Document Downloads and Uploads when Using High Availability

Extra High-Availability Caveats

Decide Redundancy Status

Design SSO

Objective: Configure SSO

AP SSO Improvements

SSO Now Uses Any Connection Method

Stateful High Availability: Client SSO (Cisco WLC Software Release 7.5)

Customer SSO Behavior and Limitations

Designing Client and AP SSO

Observing Client and AP SSO

High-Availability Development Through Cisco WLC Software Release 8.0

High Availability Infrastructure Enhancements

BulkSync Status

Upgraded Debugs: Redundancy Statistics

Configurable Keepalive and Peer Search Parameters

Extra Infrastructure Enhancements

Customer SSO Enhancements

SSO Support for Internal DHCP Server

SSO Support for Sleeping Clients

SSO Support for Cisco Aironet 600 Series OEAP

Design Converged Access Stacking and High Availability

Objective: Configure focalized get to stacking and high accessibility

Cisco Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series Switches and CAPWAP Licensing

Cisco Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Switch Redundancy Stack Licensing

Cisco 5760 WLC Redundancy as a MA Licensing

Cisco 5760 WLC MC Redundancy Licensing


Lesson 3: Configuring FlexConnect Capabilities

Objective: Configure FlexConnect abilities

This lesson incorporates these subjects:

Portray FlexConnect Capabilities

Objective: Describe FlexConnect abilities

FlexConnect in Standalone Mode

FlexConnect Fault Tolerance

Ethernet Fallback Feature

Ethernet Fallback Configuration (GUI)

Ethernet Fallback Verification on AP

Flex Enhancements: Faster Time to Deployment

FlexConnect Proxy ARP

Portray FlexConnect Groups

Objective: Describe FlexConnect gatherings

Make a FlexConnect Group

Add APs to a FlexConnect Group

Site-Specific Configurations

Designing Local Authentication with FlexConnect Groups

Locally Authenticating Clients

Span Support for FlexConnect Groups

Empowering Local Authentication

Getting to Local Resources Before Cisco WLC Software Release 7.3

Split Tunnel Operation

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The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

  • Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

It is also recommended that learners considered for this training have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine

  • Metageek Channelizer Software

  • Voice Signaling Protocol

  • Basic QoS

  • Application Visibility and Control

  • LAN switching

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