Description

The Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led 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.

Objectives

This course will help you:
  • Gain the knowledge you need to plan advanced designs of Cisco wireless products
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles in wireless networking
  • Prepare for the Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD) exam, which will be available beginning February 24, 2020
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

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

Prerequisite Knowledge

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)

Associated certifications