Duration: 5 days
Version: 2.0

Continuing Education credits: 30 points

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Price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs): 43
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The Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU) training teaches you the knowledge and skills you need to configure, manage, and troubleshoot a Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) network. Topics include understanding critical aspects of RF technology, industry standards for Wi-Fi and security, how to design, install, and configure a WLAN network of any size, and using Cisco DNA Center.

This training will help you:
  • Learn the skills, technologies, and best practices needed to manage a Cisco WLAN network
  • Understand and implement a Cisco wireless network architecture
  • Design and implement WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting solutions


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe and implement foundational wireless theory
  • Describe and implement foundational wireless math and antennas
  • Describe and implement foundational wireless operation including Wi-Fi 6
  • Describe security and client access in a wireless network
  • Implement 802.1X and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Implement wireless guest access and configure wireless security
  • Describe Cisco wireless architecture components and deployment options
  • Describe Cisco wireless architecture and its deployment modes, the Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) protocol, and the Cisco WLC and AP line up
  • Describe the wired support for implementing wireless networks
  • Deploy Cisco centralized wireless networks using Cisco 9800 WLC
  • Describe the centralized wireless access model and its configuration
  • Describe maintenance and troubleshooting in the centralized WLAN model
  • Describe the management and monitoring of Cisco Wireless Networks with Cisco DNA Center


Course Outline:
  • Module 1: RF and WLAN Theory
  • Module 2: WLAN Math and Antennas
  • Module 3: Wi-Fi Operations
  • Module 4: Basic WLAN Security
  • Module 5: Advanced WLAN Security
  • Module 6: Configuring WLAN Security
  • Module 7: Cisco Wireless Network Architecture
  • Module 8: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network
  • Module 9: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Wired Support
  • Module 10: Deploying Cisco Centralized Wireless Networks
  • Module 11: Configuring Cisco Centralized Wireless Networks
  • Module 12: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless Networks
  • Module 13: Managing and Monitoring Cisco Wireless Networks with Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab Outline:
  • Discovery 1: Practice RF Math
  • Discovery 2: Antenna Calculations
  • Discovery 3: Explore the Wi-Fi Environment
  • Discovery 4: Analyze Wireless Frames
  • Discovery 5: Configure Client Access
  • Discovery 6: Deploy Cisco 9800 WLC
  • Discovery 7: Configure Cisco 9800 WLC
  • Discovery 8: Perform Cisco 9800 WLC Maintenance

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this offering, you should have:
  • General knowledge of networks
  • General knowledge of wireless networks
  • Routing and switching knowledge

Who Should Enroll:
  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Wireless engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Network administrator
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Network manager

Associated certifications