Managing Cisco Wireless LANs (WMNGI)

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About this Course

The Managing Cisco Wireless LANs training class is designed to prepare you to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. This course is a classroom based instructor-led class that offers in-depth instructor-assisted hands-on labs. This course provides hands-on labs which cover controller firmware release 7.5 MR1 as well as Cisco Prime Infrastructure software release 1.4. All labs are hands-on labs via remote access, using real Cisco gear. Due to additional materials and labs, this class is now 4 days long.

The class begins with a high-level overview of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) product line, including product functions, components, capabilities, and features. You will learn where to locate installation procedures for both the access point (AP) and their associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements. 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 PI security features to mitigate WLAN security threats. You will conclude training by learning how to utilize recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.

This course is available in multiple formats. You can purchase instructor-led training (ILT) in a classroom setting or virtual ILT via the web. Both the classroom ILT and virtual ILT versions of this course come with access to our state of the art remote labs that use actual Cisco equipment. For the classroom ILT version of this course, laptops are provided to participate in the hands-on labs. If you desire to use your own laptop, please bring a laptop computer with an Ethernet port as well as an internal wireless NIC, 802.11a/b/g/n. The laptops operating systems must be Windows XP (SP3). If your operating system is Windows Vista or Windows 7, include a Terminal Emulator such as HyperTerminal. IN ADDITION, if you laptop does not contain Terminal Emulation you will need administrator rights to the laptop to install software.


  • Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) v1.0
  • Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs (WDBWL) v1.0

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Lifecycle Management
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructre
  • Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE)
  • Lesson 4: Introducing Cisco Identity Services Engine

Module 2: Network Management System Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for Cisco PI
  • Lesson 2: Adding Users
  • Lesson 3: Navigating Cisco PI
  • Lesson 4: Using the Map Editor
  • Lesson 5: Using the Planning Tool

Module 3: Component Configuration Through Cisco PI

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Components Through Cisco PI Configure Tab
  • Lesson 2: Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates
  • Lesson 3: Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates
  • Lesson 4: Setting up Auto-Provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Module 4: Guest Access

  • Lesson 1: Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Guest Access Features Through Cisco PI

Module 5: Mobility Services

  • Lesson 1: Configuring and Integrating the MSE
  • Lesson 2: Configuring and Tuning Location Services
  • Lesson 3: Tracking Mobile Clients
  • Lesson 4: Supporting Location Services
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Location Services
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Adaptive Wireless IPS

Module 6: Connected Mobile Experiences

  • Lesson 1: Overview of CMX
  • Lesson 2: Implementing CMX
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Mobility Services Advertisement Protocol

Module 7: Application and Device Support

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Bonjour Services
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Application Visibility and Control

Module 8: NCS Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

  • Lesson 1: Performing Maintenance Operations
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting NCS Operational Issues

Module 9: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network
  • Lesson 2: Managing Network Performance