WMNGI v1.2 – Managing Cisco Wireless LANs


4 days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


  • Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials (WLE) v1.0
  • Deploying Basic Cisco Wireless LANs (WDBWL) v1.0

Course Description

The Managing Cisco Wireless LANs training class is designed to prepare you to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. This course is a classroom based instructor-led class that offers in-depth instructor-assisted hands-on labs. This course provides hands-on labs which cover controller firmware release 7.5 MR1 as well as Cisco Prime Infrastructure software release 1.4. All labs are hands-on labs via remote access, using real Cisco gear. Due to additional materials and labs, this class is now 4 days long.

The class begins with a high-level overview of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) product line, including product functions, components, capabilities, and features. You will learn where to locate installation procedures for both the access point (AP) and their associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements. You will look at ways to administer CUWN, 802.11 security policies, and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network. You will configure and implement key PI security features to mitigate WLAN security threats. You will conclude training by learning how to utilize recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.


Module 1 – Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Network Management Solutions

  • Introducing Lifecycle Management
  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI)
  • Introducing Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE)
  • Introducing Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Secure Access Control Server and Cisco Identity Services Engine

Module 2 Network Management System Configuration

  • Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Managing Administrative Users
  • Lab 2-1: Adding Users
  • Navigating Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 2-2: Customizing a Home Page
  • Using the Map Editor
  • Lab 2-3: Using the Map Tools
  • Using the Planning Tool
  • Lab 2-4: Using the Planning Tool

Module 3 Component Configuration through Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Configuring Components through the Cisco Prime Infrastructure Configuration Tab
  • Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates
  • Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates
  • Lab 3-1: Adding and Configuring Controllers and APs Using Templates
  • Setting Up Auto-provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Module 4 Guest Access

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Configuring Guest Access Features through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Guest Access via Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 5 Mobility Services Engine

  • Configuring and Integrating the Cisco MSE
  • Configuring and Tuning Location Services
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Location Services
  • Tracking Mobile Devices
  • Supporting Location Services
  • Troubleshooting Location Services
  • Lab 5-2: Using Location Services
  • Configuring Cisco Adaptive Wireless IPS
  • Lab 5-3: Implementing Adaptive Wireless IPS

Module 6 Connected Mobile Experiences

  • Overview of CMX
  • Implementing CMX
  • Configuring Mobility Services Advertising Protocol

Module 7 Application and Device Support

  • Overview of Bonjour Services
  • Overview of Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

Module 8 Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network
  • Managing Network Performance
  • Lab 8-1: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Controllers, APs, and Rogue APs
  • Lab 8-2: Reports

Module 9 Cisco Prime Infrastructure Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

  • Performing Maintenance Operations
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Prime Infrastructure Operational Issues
  • Lab 9-1: Troubleshooting Cisco Prime Infrastructure Operational Issues