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ENWLSD - Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks v1.1


Duration: 5 days
The Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.1 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 to the new CCNP® Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certifications. This course also earns you 40 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.


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


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


 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
Lab outline
 Review Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features
 Design a Wireless Network
 Design a Wireless Network for a Specific Vertical
 Design a Wireless Network that Extends Beyond the Campus (ILT output)
 Use Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Design Tool
 Create a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Pro
 Review 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
Either of the following combinations of Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:
 Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1)
 Coming soon: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) and Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)


After you pass 300-425 ENWLSD:
 You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certification.
 You satisfy the concentration requirement for the new CCNP Enterprise certification. To complete your CCNP Enterprise certification, pass the Enterprise core exam, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR).


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