Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey v2.0 (CUWSS)

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About this Course

The Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey course is a 5 day ILT course, designed to help students prepare for the CCNP-Wireless certification, a professional level certification specializing in the wireless field. The CUWSS course is a component of the CCNP-Wireless curriculum. The CUWSS course is designed to give students a firm understanding of how to conduct a site survey and explores WLAN topologies for voice and data as well as location appliance services. Students will explore design strategies, including Cisco WCS planning tool, Cisco Spectrum Expert, Ekahau Survey Tool as well as examine methodologies and project management. The CUWSS training class reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs. The CUWSS class is targeted toward wireless network engineer, mid-level wireless support engineer, wireless test engineer, wireless network designer and IT professionals tasked with performing or overseeing site surveys for wireless LAN solution implementations.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the requirements for preparing for a site survey
  • Describe the requirements for planning a site survey
  • Perform a site survey for data, voice, and location applications
  • Determine the placement of the access points for data, voice, and location applications
  • Assess the deployment of the WLAN


  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
  • Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)

Course Outline

Module 0 – Introduction

Module 1 – Collect Information for the Site Survey

  • Identifying Customer Requirements
  • Identifying Site Survey Requirements for Different Vertical Industries
  • Designing Coverage for Specific Applications and Client Devices
  • Designing Outdoor Coverage
  • Identifying Regulatory Issues
  • Identifying Safety and Aesthetic Requirements

Module 2 – Prepare and Plan for the Site Survey

  • Conducting a kickoff meeting
  • Conducting an Initial walkthrough
  • Specifying the Tools Necessary to Complete a Site Survey
  • Choosing the hardware for the deployment and the Site Survey
  • Choosing the right antennas for the deployment and the Site Survey
  • Finalizing Logistical Considerations

Module 3 – Conduct the Site Survey

  • Estimating the AP Number and Density Using a Planning Tool
  • Conducting a Layer 1 Site Survey
  • Conducting a Layer 2 Site Survey for Data
  • Conducting a Layer 2 Site Survey for Voice and Video Applications
  • Conducting a Layer 2 Site Survey for Location

Module 4 – Designing the RF Network

  • Determining the Infrastructure hardware Requirements for the WLAN
  • Determining the effect of WLAN on the infrastructure
  • Determining the WLAN Equipment and Licenses
  • Designing the outdoor mesh network

Module 5 – Assessment of the Deployment

  • Verifying WLAN Readiness
  • Verifying the RF Coverage Onsite
  • Verifying the RF Performances
  • Verifying Mesh Performances
  • Presenting an Installation Report