Description

The Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDESIGN) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to a new perspective on designing wireless networks. The learner learns how to design a Cisco wireless network from initial customer contact to post-deployment activities. The learner uses tools to assist in wireless design and management. The course also teaches how to conduct walk-throughs, identify difficult areas and optimize the survey process to provide a better AP-to-coverage ratio.

The course is designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Wireless certification 300-360 WIDESIGN exam.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Determine customer Wi-Fi design process
  • Design for data coverage
  • Design for voice and real-time applications
  • Design for location and Cisco CMX
  • Design for Wi-Fi beyond the enterprise campus
  • Describe how to conduct a site survey

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Determine Customer Wi-Fi Design Process
    • Determining Customer Design Technical and Business Objectives
    • Determining the Type of Wireless Design
    • Gathering Existing Documentation and Important Information
    • Meeting with the Customer
    • Case Study: Project Kickoff
  • Design for Data Coverage
    • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
    • Describing Cisco Capabilities
    • Planning and Designing for RF
    • Describing Deployment Models
    • Describing Campus Considerations
    • Case Study: Base Wi-Fi Design Recommendations
  • Design for Voice and Real-Time Applications
    • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
    • Describing Cisco Capabilities
    • Describing RF Planning and Design
    • Describing Cisco AVC and QoS
    • Case Study: Voice and Real-Time Application Wi-Fi Design Recommendations
  • Design for Location and Cisco CMX
    • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
    • Describing Cisco Capabilities
    • Describing RF Planning and Design
    • Cisco CMX Ecosystem Analytics and Development
    • Case Study: Location and Cisco CMX Wi-Fi Design Recommendations
  • Design for Wi-Fi Beyond the Enterprise Campus
    • Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
    • Describing Cisco Capabilities
    • Describing RF Planning and Design
    • Case Study: Outdoor and High-Density Wi-Fi Design Recommendations
  • Conduct a Site Survey
    • Describing Access and Safety Concerns
    • Describing the Initial Evaluation
    • Describing Predictive Planning
    • Describing the In-Depth Site Survey
    • Describing the Post deployment Survey
    • Discovery Lab: Estimating the Number of APs Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Planning Tool
    • Discovery Lab: Conducting a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Site Survey Pro
    • Discovery Lab: Simulating a Layer 1 Sweep with Cisco Spectrum Expert
    • Discovery Lab: Simulating a Layer 1 Sweep with Metageek Chanalyzer
    • Case Study: After Implementation

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:

Associated certifications