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ENWLSD: Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks

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  • 5 Days
  • Cisco CLC Voucher Eligible

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Course Description

The Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.1 course gives you the knowledge you need to design Cisco© wireless networks. The course covers design specifics from scenario design concepts through the installation phase and into post-deployment validation.

This course, including the self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam, Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD), which leads to the new CCNP© Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certifications.

Outline

Describing and Implementing a Structured Wireless Design Methodology

  • Importance of Planning Wireless Design with a Structured Methodology
  • Cisco Structured Design Model
  • Cisco Design Guides and Cisco Validated Designs for Wireless Networks
  • Role of the Project Manager When Designing Wireless Networks

 

Describing and Implementing Industry Protocols and Standards

  • Wireless Standards Bodies
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 Standard and Amendments
  • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) Certifications
  • Relevant Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Wireless RFCs
  • Practice Activity

 

Describing and Implementing Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features

  • Hardware and Software Choices for a Wireless Network Design
  • Cisco Infrastructure Settings for Wireless Network Design
  • Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features

 

Examining Cisco Mobility and Roaming

  • Mobility and Intercontroller Mobility in a Wireless Network
  • Optimize Client Roaming in a Wireless Network
  • Cisco Workgroup Bridge (WGB) and WGB Roaming in a Wireless Network

 

Describing and Implementing the Wireless Design Process

  • Overview of Wireless Design Process
  • Meet with the Customer to Discuss the Wireless Network Design
  • Customer Information Gathering for a Wireless Network Design
  • Design the Wireless Network
  • Deployment of the Wireless Network
  • Validation and Final Adjustments of the Wireless Network
  • Wireless Network Design Project Documents and Deliverables

 

Describing and Implementing Specific Vertical Designs

  • Designs for Wireless Applications
  • Wireless Network Design Within the Campus
  • Extend Wireless Networks to the Branch Sites

 

Examining Special Considerations in Advanced Wireless Designs

  • High-Density Designs in Wireless Networks
  • Introducing Location and Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) Concepts
  • Design for Location
  • FastLocate and HyperLocation
  • Bridges and Mesh in a Wireless Network Design
  • Redundancy and High Availability in a Wireless Network

 

Describing and Implementing the Site Survey Processes

  • Site Survey Types
  • Special Arrangements Needed for Site Surveys
  • Safety Aspects to be Considered During Site Surveys
  • Site Survey Tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Third-Party Site Survey Software and Hardware Tools

 

Describing and Implementing Wireless Network Validation Processes

  • Post-installation Wireless Network Validation
  • Making Post-installation Changes to a Wireless Network
  • Wireless Network Handoff to the Customer
  • Installation Report

 

Lab Outline

  • Use Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Design Tool
  • Create a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Pro
  • Perform a Live Site Survey Using Access Point on a Stick (APoS)
  • Simulate a Post-installation Network Validation Survey
Audience

This course is for wireless engineers who work in the following roles:

  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • Sales engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Wireless engineer
Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • General knowledge of networks
  • General knowledge of wireless networks
  • Routing and switching knowledge

Either of the following combinations of Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Coming soon: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) and Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)
What You Will Learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement a Cisco-recommended structured design methodology
  • Describe and implement industry standards, amendments, certifications, and Requests For Comments (RFCs)
  • Describe and implement Cisco enhanced wireless features
  • Describe and implement the wireless design process
  • Describe and implement specific vertical designs
  • Describe and implement site survey processes
  • Describe and implement network validation processes