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ENWLSD – Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks


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  • 5 Days Course

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.0 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, including the self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam, Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD), which leads to the new CCNP® Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certifications.


    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


    • 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
      • Optimize 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

    Target Audience

    • Consulting systems engineer
    • Network administrator
    • Network engineer
    • Network manager
    • Sales engineer
    • Systems engineer
    • Technical solutions architect
    • Wireless design engineer
    • Wireless engineer


    Before taking this course, you should have:

    • General knowledge of networks
    • General knowledge of wireless networks
    • Routing and switching knowledge