IUWNE: Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials

Course Overview

In this online training course, you will prepare for the CCNA Wireless certification, an associate-level certification and a prerequisite to the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Wireless curriculum. You will learn to use, position, plan, implement, and operate Cisco WLAN networks. Read More

Through hands-on labs, you will gain the information and practice necessary to prepare to design, install, configure, monitor, and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.

Exam Number: 640-722 IUWNE


Instructor: Ryan Lindfield

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Skills Learned

The IUWNE online training course covers:

  • Wireless fundamentals, such as topologies, RF principles and math, antennae, spread spectrum technologies, frames and physics, wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications, and the non-802.11f wireless technologies and their impact on Wi-Fi
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Networks basics and how to configure a Cisco Unified Wireless Network controller and a Cisco Mobility Express controller
  • Configure default operating system wireless client configuration tools
  • Use the Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility, Site Survey Utility, and the Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC)
  • Cisco Compatible Extensions program
  • Configure wireless security
  • Manage the wireless network from the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS)
  • Maintain and troubleshoot wireless networks

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Network engineers, network administrators, network managers, and system engineers
  • WLAN designers, planners, implementers, and optimizers
  • Anyone wishing to attain the CCNA Wireless certification


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this online training course:

It is highly recommended that you have attended the ICND1:  Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 online training course

Learners who are considered for this training should have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • The Cisco lifecycle deployment
  • The Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA)

It is also recommended that learners considered for this course have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Wireless standards (IEEE)
  • Wireless regulator environment (FCC, European Telecommunications Standards Institute [ETSI], and so on)
  • Wireless certification organization (Wi-Fi Alliance)

Course Outline

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals

  • Wireless Networks and Topologies
  • Wireless LANs RF Principles
  • Radio Frequency Mathematics
  • Antennae
  • Spread Spectrum Technologies
  • Wireless Regulatory Bodies, Standards, and Certifications
  • Wireless Media Access
  • Non-802.11 Wireless Technologies and their Impact on WLANs
  • The Journey of a Wireless Frame
  • Design and Site Survey Considerations

Module 2: Install a Basic Cisco Wireless LAN

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture Basics
  • Configure a Controller
  • Discover and Associate with a Controller
  • AP Operational Modes
  • Roaming
  • Manage the Network from the Controller
  • Configure and Migrate Standalone Access Points

Module 3: Install Wireless Clients

  • Use Default Configuration Tools
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • The Cisco Compatible Extensions Program

Module 4: Implement Basic WLAN Security

  • WLAN Security
  • Establish IEEE 802.11 Security
  • Centralize WLAN Authentication
  • EAP Authentications
  • Manage Authentication and Encryption with WPA and WPA2
  • Configure Wireless Security on Controllers and Clients

Module 5: Operate Basic WCS

  • WCS And Cisco WCS Navigator
  • Install Cisco WCS Interface
  • Controllers from Cisco WCS
  • WCS: Work with Pre-Configured Maps
  • WCS: Monitor the Network with Cisco WCS
  • WCS: Work with CleanAir in Cisco WCS

Module 6: Conduct Basic WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Maintain the System
  • Troubleshoot

Hands On Labs

  • Lab 1-1: Becoming Familiar with Antennas and Ranges
  • Lab 1-2: Creating an Ad Hoc (IBSS) Network and Analyzing the Communication
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring a Cisco 2504 WLC
  • Lab 2-2: Downgrading a Controller-Based AP to an Autonomous AP
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Lab 3-2: Experiencing Connections and Roaming
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring WLC PSK Authentication
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring Cisco Autonomous Access Point PSK Authentication
  • Lab 4-3: Configuring EAP-FAST Authentication with WPA
  • Lab 4-4: Configuring 802.1Q and Web Authentication
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Controllers and APs from Cisco WCS
  • Lab 5-2: Working with Cisco WCS
  • Lab 5-3: Monitoring the Network and Containing Devices
  • Lab 6-1: Backing Up the Cisco WLC Configuration Files
  • Lab 6-2: Troubleshooting
  • Lab 6-3 Troubleshooting with Wireshark and Converting an Autonomous AP to WLC Mode

The list of available labs is subject to change.