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CUWN Training

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Cisco Unified Wireless Networking (CUWN) Training

Cisco Unified Wireless Networking (CUWN) is a 5-day instructor-led course that teaches students to successfully deploy a Cisco Unified Wireless Network solution.

After a high-level overview of the CUWN, including function, components, capabilities and features, students will learn to install the access point (AP), associated Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) and other CUWN hardware. Students will look at ways to administer CUWN, 802.11 security policies and Quality of Service (QoS) appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network. Students will configure and implement key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats and will learn how to use troubleshooting methodology and tools to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.

In hands-on labs, students will learn to complete initial controller configuration using the console management interface and set up the controller using the command-line interface (CLI) and graphical user interface (GUI). Students will configure APs with high availability, set up a mobility group and then perform AP deployment in a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option 43 and a DNS/DHCP option. Students will provision APs in various options and examine AP behaviors in those configurations. Students will explore how to set up interface groups to allow VLAN pooling, configure a controller to handle VideoStream and set up a WLAN with web authentication as the security policy. Students will configure the WLAN controller to support a web authentication client and a wireless client for WPA2 using the PEAP-MSCHAPv2 option. Students will create a secured WLAN on the controller using EAP-FAST for authentication based on local EAP and WPA or WPA2 for encryption. Students will also perform a pre-image download to preload a new controller firmware image into the AP.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials
  • Remote lab access

CUWN Training Prerequisites

Please ensure that your laptop is running Windows XP (SP3) and has an Ethernet port and an internal wireless network interface card (NIC), 802.11a/b/g/n. For laptops running Windows Vista or Windows 7, please include a terminal emulator, such as HyperTerminal, or ensure that you have administrator rights to the laptop to install software used in class.

IUWNE – CCNA Wireless Boot Camp v2.0

A valid CCNA certification or higher Cisco certification is recommended.

CUWN Training Course Content

After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Describe how the CUWN solution meets the challenges of successful WLAN deployments.
  • Select and properly install the CUWN hardware appropriate to site and use requirements.
  • Administer WLAN, 802.11 security policies and QoS appropriately to protect and optimize performance on the wireless network.
  • Configure and implement the key CUWN security features to mitigate WLAN security threats.
  • Use a recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate equipment failures and security threats.

CUWN Training Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco Wireless LAN Solutions

  • Characterizing Cisco Enterprise Wireless LANs
  • Hardware Models
  • WLC Terms and Protocols

Lesson 2: CUWN Installation and Configuration 

  • Installing Hardware Components
  • Configuring the WLC Setup
  • Configuring WLC Settings
  • Configuring Link Aggregation (LAG)
  • Configuring IPv6
  • AP Operational Modes
  • Configuring 802.11 Protocols, Performance Optimization and Auto Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Implementing Cisco CleanAir

Lesson 3: CUWN Administration 

  • Associating an AP to a WLC
  • Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • Administering Individual WLANs and AP Groups
  • Configuring QoS
  • Service Provider Enhancements

Lesson 4: CUWN Security

  • 802.11 Weak Security Policy
  • Configuring Security Parameters
  • Configuring CUWN to Support 802.1X Authentication

Lesson 5: CUWN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting CUWN
  • Gathering VLAN Traffic and Other Data
  • Configuring Policies and Management
  • Managing Configuration Data 

CUWN Training Course Labs

Lab 1: CLI Setup and Web Setup

Lab 2: Controller Web

Lab 3: CAPWAP Conversion (Optional)

Lab 4: AP Association Options and Configurations

Lab 5: Interface Group Configuration

Lab 6: VideoStream

Lab 7: Web Authentication

Lab 8: WPA/WPA2 PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 Authentication

Lab 9: WPA/WPA2 EAP-FAST Local EAP Authentication

Lab 10: Pre-Image Download

Lab 11: CAPWAP Conversion (Optional)

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