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Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist AWLANSE 642-681

Course Title: Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals v2.0

Course Code: CWLF
Duration: 4 Days

Course Overview

The Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals v2.0 (CWLF) training course has been designed to teach course candidates the fundamental aspects of Cisco`s wireless LAN technology. The topics covered in CWLF include the concepts of autonomous and lightweight access points and controllers, as well as network management solutions and security. After completing this course, candidates will be able to discuss configuration and management of both autonomous and lightweight wireless networks.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the CWLF Cisco training course include System and Field Engineers working in the wireless field who possess wireless basics and seek to add more advanced concepts to their knowledge base. This course is also targeted at those who want to attain the Advanced Wireless LAN accreditation.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the CWLF course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe detailed Modulation and spreading techniques and how it is used with various antennas
  • Describe detailed technical features, functions and benefits of the wireless WLAN product offerings available from Cisco
  • Define concepts and describe considerations for deploying wireless bridges
  • Configure a Cisco Client card with Cisco Utilities
  • Configure the core access point and bridge
  • Perform an initial configuration of a WLAN
  • Implement a WLAN management solution available from Cisco
  • Perform an initial configuration of a WLAN
  • Secure a WLAN using security methods and products available from Cisco
  • Describe the requirement necessary for deployment and performing a site survey
  • Describe the steps, concepts, and tools available while performing a site survey
  • Configure an advanced featured WLAN using a Cisco Wireless LAN controller

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the CWLF Cisco training course should have basic computer literacy skills as well knowledge of the fundamental networking components and terminology, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and basic LAN components and functions.

Testing and Certification

The CWLF Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-631 AWLANFE - Advanced Wireless LAN for Field Engineers exam. Cisco Wireless LAN Advanced Topics (CWLAT), Lifecycle Services for Advanced Wireless LAN and Cisco Wireless Mesh Networking (CWMN) are recommended for further study and please note that CWLAT should be attended before taking the 642-631 AWLANFE exam.

Course Content

Cisco Aironet WLAN Overview:
  • Describing Wireless LAN (WLAN) Radio Technologies
  • Defining Antenna Concepts
Cisco Aironet WLAN Products:
  • Describing Wireless LAN Access Points, Bridges, Antennas and Accessories
  • Describing WLAN Clients
  • Describing WLAN Network Management, Control, and Services
  • Introducing Access Point Enterprise-Class Features
Wireless Bridges:
  • Using Wireless Bridges and Alternatives
  • Choosing Roles in Radio Network
  • Determining Bridge Path Information
Aironet Desktop Utility:
  • Describing Configuration Utilities
  • Installing and Configuring Aironet Desktop Utility
Core Access Point and Bridge Basic Configuration:
  • Describing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Distributed Solution
  • Setting up Autonomous Access Point Hardware
  • Configuring the Access Point
  • Managing the Access Point
  • Setting up and Configuring the Bridge
Advanced Feature Set Product Administration:
  • Introducing the Cisco WLAN Advanced Feature Set Products and Configuration
  • Defining Roaming Concepts
  • Configuring the Network
WLAN Management Solutions:
  • Introducing CiscoWorks WLAN Solution Engine
  • Introducing the Cisco Wireless Control System
  • Introducing the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance
  • Identifying Other WLAN Management Tools
Cisco Wireless Mesh Network Installation:
  • Introducing Wireless Mesh Networking
  • Introducing the Cisco Aironet 1510 Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point
  • Introducing 802.11 Security
  • Defining Vulnerabilities of WLAN Security
  • Introducing the Cisco Wireless Security Suite
  • Configuring Cisco Secure ACS
  • Configuring WLAN Core Feature Set Products for Encryption and Authentication
  • Configuring a Centralised WLAN for Encryption and Authentication
Site Survey Preparation and Techniques:
  • Determining the Deployment Requirements for a Site Survey
  • Performing a Site Survey
  • Determining the Deployment Requirements for a Site Survey
  • Performing a Site Survey
Site Survey Preparation and Techniques:
  • Determining the Deployment Requirements for a Site Survey
  • Performing a Site Survey
  • Determining the Deployment Requirements for a Site Survey
  • Performing a Site Survey
Manual Site Survey Tools and Utilities:
  • Identifying Site Survey Tools
  • Using Site Survey Utilities
  • Using AirMagnet Site Survey Tool for a Manual Survey
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