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Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $6490 inc GST
  • Version 1.1
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Why study this course

This 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.

This course helps prepare you to take the exam, Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD), which leads to to the CCNP Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certifications.

Digital courseware: Cisco now provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

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

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Who is the course for?

This course is for wireless engineers who work in the following roles:

  • Consulting systems engineer

  • Network administrator

  • Network engineer

  • Network manager

  • Sales engineer

  • Systems engineer

  • Technical solutions architect

  • Wireless design engineer

  • Wireless engineer

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276).

Course subjects

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

  • Optimise 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


Before taking this course, you should have:

  • General knowledge of networks

  • General knowledge of wireless networks

  • Routing and switching knowledge

The following Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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