Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional)

Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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The goal of the course is to provide students a new perspective on designing wireless networks. The student will learn how to design a Cisco wireless network from initial customer contact to postdeployment activities. The student will use tools to assist in wireless design and management. WIDESIGN includes student labs that reinforce design concepts.

Exam Format
Exam Number: 300-360 WIDESIGN
Associated Certifications: CCNP Wireless
Duration: 90 minutes (60 – 70 questions)
Registration: Pearson VUE

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Intended Audience for this Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional) Course

  • » Wireless network engineers with at least three years of experience in the networking field.

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Course Prerequisites for Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional)

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Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Determine customer Wi-Fi design process
  • » Design for data coverage
  • » Design for voice and real-time applications
  • » Design for location and Cisco CMX
  • » Design for Wi-Fi beyond the enterprise campus
  • » Describe how to conduct a site survey

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Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Determine Customer Wi-Fi Design Process
        1. Determining Customer Design Technical and Business
          1. Describe New and Upgrade Designs
          2. New Designs: Effect on Parallel Design
          3. Upgrade Designs
          4. Upgrade Designs: Customer RF Issues
          5. Identify Customer Key Stakeholders and Decision Makers and Their Effect on the Design
          6. Why Wi-Fi?
          7. Mobility: A Company-Wide Project
          8. Determining Project Teams
          9. Identify Stakeholders
        2. Determining the Type of Wireless Design
          1. Describe Wi-Fi Design
          2. Overview of PPDIOO
          3. Wireless Network Design Resources
          4. Cisco Validated Designs
          5. Cisco SRND Guides
          6. Deployment and Configuration Guides for Wireless LAN Solutions and Products
          7. Wi-Fi Site Survey Types
          8. Predictive Site Surveys
          9. Predeployment Site Surveys
          10. Postdeployment Site Surveys
          11. Describe Basic Data Coverage
          12. From Coverage to Capacity
          13. Data-Only Design
          14. Evolution of Wireless Networking
          15. Current State of 2.4-GHz Spectrum
          16. Current State of the 5-GHz Spectrum in the United States
          17. Wireless Performance
          18. Evolving Workspace
          19. From Data and Email to Pervasive Applications
          20. Application-Oriented RF Design
          21. TCP-Based Applications
          22. UDP-Based Applications
          23. Network-Oriented Applications
          24. Airtime Fairness
          25. Rate-Shifting Boundaries
          26. Customer Device Requirements
          27. Describe Real-Time Applications
          28. Evolving Trends in Mobile Devices
          29. More Wireless Devices Per User
          30. Evolving User Experience
          31. VoIP Applications
          32. VoIP over Wireless Data Flow
          33. Delay and Jitter
          34. Video Applications
          35. Describe Location Coverage
          36. Describe Outdoor Wireless
          37. Wireless Outdoor for Campuses or Municipalities
          38. Describe Wireless Mesh
          39. Mesh Components
          40. Wireless Mesh Network Backbone Architecture (Backhaul)
          41. Describe High-Density Wireless
          42. More Wireless Users per Network
          43. Describe IoE and IoT
          44. IoT Protocols
          45. What Is the IoE?
          46. Internet of Everything
        3. Gathering Existing Documentation and Important Information
          1. Describe Current and Expected Network Topologies and Equipment
          2. Wired Requirements for Wireless Infrastructure
          3. Power
          4. Describe Buildings and Floor Plans for All Areas
          5. Aesthetic Requirements
          6. Building Material Attenuation
          7. Enterprise Campus Network
          8. Building Floor Plan
          9. Multifloor Environment
          10. Describe Safety Considerations, Access, and Environmental Factors
          11. Outdoor RF Awareness
          12. Ladder Safety
          13. Aerial Lift Safety
          14. Manufacturing
          15. Warehousing and Distribution
          16. Refineries
          17. Rail Yards
          18. RF Hazard Awareness
          19. Hazardous Areas Are Posted
          20. Personal RF Monitors
          21. Safety Agencies
          22. Enterprise Safety
        4. Meeting with the Customer
          1. Gather Initial Business and Technical Information
          2. Customer Meeting
          3. Wi-Fi Device Support
          4. Required Documentation
          5. Questionnaire (Application-Related)
          6. Application Requirements
          7. Questionnaire (Coverage-Related)
          8. Questionnaire (Site-Related)
          9. Pre-Survey Specification Document
          10. Pre-Survey Customer Requirement Questionnaire
          11. Statement of Work
          12. Describe an Initial Site Walkthrough
          13. Walking Through the Facility
          14. Outdoor Environment
          15. Indoor Building Characteristics
          16. Manage Difficult Areas: Access Schedule
          17. Manage Difficult Areas: Access Requirements
          18. Manage Difficult Areas: Public Safety
          19. Manage Difficult Areas: Hard-to-Reach Areas
          20. Manage Difficult Areas: Document
          21. Describe a Predeployment Site Survey
          22. Pre-Site Survey Questionnaire
          23. Obtain Floor Plans Prior to Survey
          24. Site Survey Types
          25. Predictive Site Surveys
          26. Predeployment Site Surveys
          27. Passive vs. Active Site Surveys
          28. Requirement for a Site Survey
          29. Site Survey and Design Challenges (Coverage)
          30. Site Survey and Design Challenges (Open Spaces)
          31. Site Survey and Design Challenges (High Ceilings)
          32. Site Survey and Design Challenges (Roaming)
          33. Describe Site Survey Deliverables
          34. Site Survey Report
          35. Describe the Postdeployment Site Survey
      2. Design for Data Coverage
        1. Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
          1. Describe Education Drivers
          2. Education
          3. Describe Retail Drivers
          4. Wireless in Retail
          5. Describe Hospitality and Travel Drivers
          6. Hotels and Hospitality
          7. Hotspots
          8. Hospitality Today
          9. Transportation and Travel
          10. Describe Healthcare Drivers
          11. Healthcare
          12. Describe Manufacturing and Warehouse Drivers
          13. Manufacturing
          14. Warehousing
          15. New Warehouse
        2. Describing Cisco Capabilities
          1. Describe Associated Standards and Capabilities
          2. Wi-Fi Standards and Amendments
          3. 802.11ac: The Next Evolution
          4. Evolution to MIMO Technology
          5. MIMO Uses Advanced Signal Techniques
          6. Spatial Stream Usage in 802.11ac
          7. MAC Layer Enhancements
          8. 802.11 Amendments
          9. Management Protocols Defined by 802.11
          10. Describe Cisco Features
          11. Cisco CleanAir
          12. Cisco Wireless ClientLink
          13. Cisco BandSelect
          14. Cisco VideoStream
          15. Cisco Compatible Extensions Program
          16. Cisco Compatible Extensions Evolution and Key Features
          17. Controllers: High Availability
          18. High Availability Development Through Cisco WLC Software Version 8.0
          19. Bonjour
          20. Bonjour is mDNS with DNS Service Discovery
          21. Bonjour Policy Example for Education
          22. Application Visibility and Control
          23. AAA AVC Profile Override for Clients
          24. Granular Policy for AVC: Use Cases
          25. Multicast Feature
          26. PoE
          27. Describe Cisco Products
          28. Cisco Aironet n and ac AP Comparison
          29. Cisco and Meraki AP Comparison
          30. Outdoor and Industrial Access Points Portfolio Comparison
          31. Cisco WLAN Controller Portfolio
          32. Cisco Converged Access Portfolio Leadership
          33. Cisco WLC Comparison
          34. Controller Licensing
          35. Cisco Prime Infrastructure Licensing Options
          36. Right to Use Licensing
          37. Cisco License Manager
          38. Describe Cisco AirOS and Cisco IOS Considerations
        3. Planning and Designing for RF
          1. Describe Wireless Data Network Considerations
          2. Understand the Network Requirements
          3. Describe AP Placement
          4. Proper AP Placement
          5. AP Placement and Roaming
          6. Wall-Mounted AP with Internal Antennas
          7. Wall Mounting Cisco Aironet AP 3500e, 2700e, and 3700e Access Points
          8. Mounting APs on a Ceiling
          9. Mounting Above the Ceiling
          10. Mounting APs in Stadiums and Harsh Environments
          11. Mounting APs for High-Density Environments
          12. Explain Antenna Selection and RF Propagation
          13. Antenna Types
          14. Antenna RF Characteristics
          15. Explain Signal Planning
          16. AP and Client Power Levels
          17. Power Levels and Client Density
          18. Signal Power vs. Coverage
          19. Cell Size Depends on Protocol and Rates
          20. Cell Overlap for Data
          21. Building Example with Few Floors (Capacity)
          22. AP Density Guidelines
          23. Signal Power vs. Coverage
          24. RRM Technology
          25. Cisco Compatible Extensions: AP-Specified Max Power
          26. Enterprise WLAN Coverage and Capacity
          27. Describe SSID and Channel Design
          28. Segmentation of the Wireless Network by SSID
          29. Developing an SSID Design Plan
          30. WLAN Support Requirements
          31. Channel Availability, Capacity, and Cochannel Interference
          32. 2.4-GHz Network Design
          33. 5-GHz Network Design
          34. 802.11ac Channel and Enhancements
          35. 802.11ac Channel Design
          36. Channel Selection Best Practice
          37. Describe Roaming
          38. Scanning for a New AP
          39. Designing the Roaming Path
          40. Autonomous AP Roaming
          41. Roaming on FlexConnect APs
          42. Roaming Requirements
          43. Client Roaming Within a Subnetwork
          44. Layer 3 Intercontroller Roaming
          45. Mobility Group and Mobility Domain
          46. Unified Wireless: POP and POA
          47. Unified Wireless Traffic Flow: Layer 3 Roaming
          48. Centralized Mode Roaming Design Considerations
          49. Converged Access Roaming Model
          50. Converged Access Traffic Flow
          51. Converged Access Traffic Flow and Roaming: Single Cisco Catalyst 3850 Stack
          52. Converged Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roam (Within SPG)
          53. Converged Access Traffic Flow: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Roam (Across SPGs)
          54. Converged Access Roaming Design Considerations
          55. Converged Access: Scaling Higher
          56. Cisco Compatible Extensions Scanning
          57. Client Roaming with Cisco CKM
          58. Client Roaming with 802.11k
          59. Considerations for Roaming Optimization
          60. Describe Guest Access
          61. Guest Access Concerns
          62. Evolution of Network Access: Age of the Unified Access Network
          63. Requirements for Secure Guest Access
          64. Auto Anchor
          65. Assess Difficult Areas and Mitigate Interference
          66. Common Issues and Concerns for Difficult Coverage Areas
          67. AP Placement and RF Design for Difficult Coverage Areas: Repurposed Rooms
          68. AP Placement and RF Design for Difficult Coverage Areas: Elevators
          69. AP Placement and RF Design for Difficult Coverage Areas: Warehouse
          70. AP Placement and RF Design for Difficult Coverage Areas: Manufacturing
          71. Electromagnetic Interference
          72. Radio Resource Management
          73. How Does RRM Do This?
          74. Cisco CleanAir: Self-Healing and Optimizing
          75. Cisco CleanAir Components
          76. Cisco ClientLink Technology Advantage
          77. Cisco ClientLink: Reduced Coverage Holes
          78. Cisco BandSelect Technology
        4. Describing Deployment Models
          1. Describe Autonomous AP Deployments
          2. Autonomous APs
          3. Autonomous AP Options
          4. Where and When to Use Autonomous APs
          5. Limitations of a Standalone AP Design
          6. Common RF Parameters
          7. Autonomous AP Traffic Flow
          8. AP Upgrade and Conversion Tools
          9. Describe Centralized Cisco WLC
          10. Centralized Architecture
          11. Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points
          12. Traffic Load Considerations
          13. Where and When to Use Centralized Architecture
          14. Wi-Fi Design Depends on Customer Requirements
          15. Describe FlexConnect Design
          16. Important Concepts
          17. FlexConnect Operation Modes
          18. FlexConnect Benefits
          19. Where and When to Use FlexConnect
          20. FlexConnect Design Considerations
          21. Describe Converged Access
          22. Converged Access Deployment Overview
          23. CA Topologies: SOHO, Small Branch
          24. CA Topologies: Large Branch
          25. CA Topologies: Large Branch, Campus
          26. Describe the Cloud Managed Solution
          27. Cloud Managed Solution Benefits
          28. Cloud Managed Solution: Limitations
          29. Cloud Managed Solution: When and Where to Use Cisco Meraki Products
        5. Describing Campus Considerations
          1. Describe Wiring Closet Considerations
          2. Current Implementations
          3. Impact of Adopting Newer PoE Capabilities
          4. Power Draw of Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points
          5. Cisco Switches Ready for 802.11ac
          6. Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points: Access Layer Switches
          7. Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Points: Power Requirements
          8. Describe Uplink and Campus Bandwidth Capacity
          9. Impact of Bandwidth Requirements on Campus Design
          10. Bandwidth and Cabling Considerations for a Campus Design
          11. 802.11ac Cabling: Guiding Principle
          12. Consider Switch Upgrades to Support the Design
          13. Describe Redundancy and High Availability
          14. High Availability Switch Best Practices
          15. Power Redundancy: Cisco StackPower
          16. Cisco StackWise Technology
          17. Controller Redundancy: Dynamic vs. Deterministic
          18. Controller Redundancy: Most Common (N+1)
          19. Wi-Fi High Availability with Cisco WLC SSO
          20. AP and Client SSO: Better Resiliency, Better TCO
          21. IPv6 Enhancements
          22. Describe Multicast and mDNS
          23. Design Considerations and Best Practices for mDNS
          24. Describe Security Considerations
          25. Wireless Threats
          26. Additional Security Challenges
          27. Policy-Based Access
      3. Design for Voice and Real-Time Applications
        1. Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
          1. Describe Verticals and Real-Time Applications
          2. AAA AVC Profile Override for Clients
          3. Healthcare
          4. Granular Policy for WLAN: Use Cases
        2. Describing Cisco Capabilities
          1. Describe IEEE 802.11 Standards and Capabilities
          2. 802.11v Is Key in Voice Enterprise
          3. Describe Cisco Features That Expand IEEE 802.11 Efficiency
          4. 802.11v Support: Apple
          5. 802.11v Support: Apple DMS
          6. 802.11v Support: Apple BSS Max Idle Period
          7. Multicast Optimization for VLAN Pooling
          8. Multicast Optimization for VLAN Pooling
          9. Multicast Video Delivery Challenges
          10. Multicast Video Broadcast: Effect on the AP Channel
          11. Evolving Need for Video over WLAN
          12. Video Applications: Increasingly Integrated into the Business Process
          13. Differences Between Wi-Fi and Wired LAN
          14. Cisco Solutions for Business Video
          15. VideoStream Systemwide Features
          16. Describe the Cisco AP and WLC Portfolio
          17. Parameters Affecting Voice and Video Quality
        3. Describing RF Planning and Design
          1. Describe Antenna Selection and RF Propagation
          2. VoWLAN 5 GHz
          3. More Channels: 25 in Total
          4. Surveys for 802.11n Video-Enabled Devices
          5. Describe Signal Planning
          6. 802.11n/ac Wireless Deployment Guidelines Capacity and Performance from Wireless
          7. Describe SSID and Channel Design
          8. Describe Roaming Considerations
          9. Typical Scanning Behavior
          10. IEEE 802.11k: Radio Resource Management
          11. IEEE 802.11v: Wireless Network Management
          12. Roaming on FlexConnect APs
          13. IEEE 802.11r: Fast BSS Transition
        4. Describing Cisco AVC and QoS
          1. Define Wi-Fi QoS Capabilities and Considerations
          2. VoIP over Wireless
          3. Delay and Jitter
          4. VoIP Requires a More Robust Wireless Network
          5. AP Antenna Selection
          6. QoS Overview
          7. Why QoS?
          8. 802.11e WMM Traffic Categories
          9. 802.11e WMM
          10. QoS Packet Marking Mappings
          11. Network QoS Markings: Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          12. QoS Downstream: Wired Client to WLC to AP, Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          13. QoS Downstream: AP to Wireless Client, Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          14. QoS Upstream: Wireless Client to AP, Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          15. QoS Upstream: AP to Controller, Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          16. Network QoS Markings: Gold Profile, "trust-cos"
          17. Network QoS Markings: Gold Profile, "trust-dscp"
          18. Network QoS Markings: Gold Profile, "trust-dscp"
          19. Define Cisco AVC
          20. Network-Based Application Recognition 2
          21. NetFlow Collects IP Traffic Information
          22. Identifying Supported Applications
          23. NetFlow Integration: Define an Exporter
          24. NetFlow Integration: Identify the Monitor
          25. AVC Protocol Pack 9.0 in Cisco UWN Release 8.0
          26. Controlling Applications: Create AVC Profile
          27. Controlling Applications: Apply a Profile
          28. AAA AVC Profile Override for Clients
          29. Granular Policy for AVC: Use Cases
          30. AVC Per-Application Per-Client Rate Limiting on WLAN
          31. AVC Directional QoS DSCP Marking
          32. AVC Per-Application Per-Client Rate Limiting on WLAN
          33. Describe Design Recommendations
          34. Introducing Alloy QoS
          35. QoS Default Priority Values
      4. Design for Location and Cisco CMX
        1. Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
          1. Describe the BYOD Market
          2. Cisco CMX Overview
          3. Cisco CMX Analytics
          4. Describe BYOD in Education
          5. Education Scenario
          6. Describe Cisco CMX in Retail
          7. Cisco CMX in Retail
          8. Describe Cisco CMX in Hospitality and Travel
          9. Cisco CMX in Hospitality
          10. Describe Wireless Systems in Healthcare
          11. Wireless Medical Telemetry Service
          12. BYOD in Healthcare
          13. Cisco CMX in Healthcare
          14. Describe Cisco CMX in Manufacturing
        2. Describing Cisco Capabilities
          1. Describe Associated Standards and Capabilities
          2. Cell of Origin
          3. Distance-Based Location Techniques
          4. Angle-Based Location Techniques
          5. Pattern Recognition
          6. RF Fingerprinting
          7. Factors Affecting Location Accuracy
          8. Client Probing
          9. Location Currency
          10. Total Location Error
          11. Describe Cisco Features
          12. Enabling Cisco CMX Location Analysis
          13. Locating Relevant Content
          14. Partner Ecosystem
          15. Analytics
          16. Custom Analysis Capabilities Via API
          17. Mobile Concierge
          18. Three Methods of User Engagement
          19. Analytics
          20. Custom Analysis Capabilities Via API
          21. Describe Cisco Products
        3. Describing RF Planning and Design
          1. Describe AP Placement
          2. AP Placement Considerations
          3. What Makes a Position Locatable?
          4. Minimum Device Tracking Requirements
          5. Relationship Between RSSI and Distance
          6. Location-Aware AP Deployment
          7. Expected Accuracy Examples
          8. AP Deployment Considerations
          9. Location, Voice, Video, and Data Coexistence
          10. Describe Signal Planning
          11. Best Practices
          12. AP Positioning Errors
          13. Reducing RF Uncertainty
          14. Describe Guest Access
          15. Location-Specific Guest Access
          16. Cisco CMX Visitor Connect
          17. Cisco CMX Facebook Wi-Fi
          18. Web Pass-Through WLAN Required
          19. Cisco CMX Guest Onboarding Capacity Guidelines
          20. Describe Uplink and Bandwidth Capacity
          21. Flexible Cisco MSE Deployment Options
          22. Colocated Architecture
          23. Partially Distributed Architectural Concerns
          24. Fully Distributed Architectural Concerns
          25. Cisco CMX Dimensioning Calculator (Cisco CMX Release 8.0)
          26. Using the Cisco CMX Dimensioning Calculator
          27. Cisco CMX Dimensioning Calculator Demonstration
        4. Cisco CMX Ecosystem Analytics and Development
          1. Define Cisco CMX Components
          2. Software Requirements
          3. Cisco MSE and Cisco CMX Licensing Is Per AP
          4. Cisco CMX License
          5. Cisco CMX Licensing
          6. Describe Common Challenges and Solutions
          7. Client Behavior Affects Frequency of Location Calculations
          8. Client Mix Determines Number of Location Calculations Per Second
          9. Impact of Movement on Cisco MSE Scaling
          10. Scalability with a Move Rate of More Than 3 Percent
          11. Recommended Best Practices for Scaling with a Large Number of Mobile Clients
          12. Cisco Wi-Fi-Based Location Process
          13. Location Using Mobile Device Probing Is Delivering Diminishing Returns
          14. Adding More Opportunities
          15. Advantage of Packet RSSI Location
          16. FastLocate in Operation
          17. Block Acknowledgment Request
          18. FastLocate Scanning Cycle
          19. Deployment Restrictions
      5. Design for Wi-Fi Beyond the Enterprise Campus
        1. Describing Common Business and Technical Drivers
          1. Describe Outdoor Environments
          2. Wireless Outdoors for Campuses or Municipalities
          3. Transportation
        2. Describing Cisco Capabilities
          1. Describe Outdoor Networks
          2. Building and Foliage Losses
          3. Multipath Environment
          4. Typical Delay Spread Values
          5. External Interference Sources
          6. Line-of-Sight Transmissions
          7. Fresnel Zone Clearance
          8. LOS Path Clearance
          9. Street Lamps and Traffic Lights
          10. Describe Mesh
          11. Cisco Unified Wireless Solution
          12. Wireless Mesh Networking
          13. Controller Intelligence
          14. Adding Capacity and Services
          15. Mesh Benefits
          16. AP Operation Mode
          17. Multiple Radios for Wireless Backhaul and Access
          18. Dual Radio Mesh
          19. Single-Radio Mesh
          20. Creating the Mesh
          21. Background Scanning
          22. Maintaining the Mesh Cloud
          23. Mesh Backhaul Security
          24. Parent-Child Relationship
          25. Bridge Group Names
          26. AWPP Scanning with 802.11h
          27. Radar Interference Overview
          28. Speeds and Distances
          29. Indoor Mesh Environment
          30. Indoor Mesh Environment 802.11n
          31. Outdoor Mesh Environment
          32. Bandwidth and Number of Hops
          33. Understanding RAP Coverage Areas
          34. Practical Mesh Coverage Models
          35. Client Backhaul Access
          36. Secondary Backhaul
          37. Describe High Density
          38. Lecture Hall
          39. Client Density
          40. Duty Cycle and Spectrum Capacity
          41. Channel Efficiency
          42. Every SSID Counts
          43. Calculating Capacity
          44. Average Throughput by Protocol
          45. Which Protocols Should Be Supported?
          46. How Much Bandwidth Will a Cell Provide?
          47. Closer AP Proximity Brings Increased Interference
          48. Rate vs. Range
          49. 2.4 GHz Is More Susceptible to CCI
          50. 5 GHz Provides Increased Channel Availability
          51. Finding the Number of Channels and Cells Needed
          52. RF Spectrum Is a Finite Resource
          53. Optimized Roaming and RX-SOP Design
          54. RX-SOP: Some Background
          55. RX-SOP: What Is It?
          56. RX-SOP: Why Use It?
          57. Optimized Roaming
          58. Optimized Roaming Configuration
          59. Optimized Roaming Logic
          60. Optimized Roaming and Low RSSI: 6 dB Hysteresis
          61. Multicast Feature
        3. Describing RF Planning and Design
          1. Describe AP Placement
          2. Providing Maximum Capacity
          3. Mesh Point Count Based on Client Data Rate
          4. Inter-AP Typical Distances
          5. Modeling Wi-Fi Mesh Coverage: Survey Tools
          6. Mesh AP Mounting Locations
          7. Local Power vs. PoE
          8. Outdoor Environmental Options
          9. Lightning Damage
          10. Mounting Antennas
          11. Rooftop Antenna Mounting: First Fresnel Zone Clearance
          12. Antenna Colocation: Performance Implications
          13. Minimum Recommended Horizontal Separation
          14. Minimum Recommended Vertical Separation
          15. Examples of Good Implementations
          16. Implementation Evaluation
          17. Street Lamps and Traffic Lights
          18. Light Pole Power Concerns
          19. Antenna Beamwidth
          20. Antenna Beamwidth and Transmit and Receive Offset
          21. In-Building Losses
          22. Unexpected Linear Mesh Layout
          23. Describe Difficult Areas and Interference Mitigation
          24. Exposed Nodes
      6. Conduct a Site Survey
        1. Describing Access and Safety Concerns
          1. Describe Building Access
          2. Site Visits vs. Site Surveys
          3. Building Access
          4. Restricted Areas
          5. Building Construction Consideration
          6. Describe Safety Regulations
          7. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Electric Code
          8. Heavy Machinery
          9. Outdoor RF Awareness
          10. Describe Regulatory Compliance
          11. Regulatory Bodies
          12. 2.4-Ghz Channels
          13. 2.4-Ghz DSSS vs. OFDM Spectral Mask
          14. 2.4-Ghz Three or Four Channels
          15. FCC Part 15 Antenna Requirements
          16. Amplifiers
          17. Elevators
          18. FCC Regulations for Towers
          19. FAA: Considerations
          20. Regulatory Domains
          21. Cisco Universal APs and AirProvision
        2. Describing the Initial Evaluation
          1. Analyze Gathered Documents
          2. Determining Project Team
          3. Customer Questionnaires
          4. Describe the Site Walk-Through
          5. Aesthetic Requirements
          6. Enterprise Campus Network
          7. Building Floor Plan
          8. Environmental Factors
          9. Wired Requirements for Wireless Infrastructure
          10. Reviewing Customer Network Architecture
          11. Power over Ethernet
          12. Describe RF Spot Checks
          13. Simple Tools Used for RF Spot Checks
          14. Advanced Tools Used for RF Spot Check
          15. Describe Traditional Approaches
          16. Site Survey Today vs. Five Years Ago
          17. Traditional Approach: Predeployment Site Survey
          18. AP-on-a-Stick
          19. Stop-and-Go Method
        3. Describing Predictive Planning
          1. Describe the Purpose of Predictive RF Planning and Its Tools
          2. Using Predictive Site Surveys
          3. Building Material Attenuation
          4. Cisco Predictive Design Tools
          5. Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner
          6. Cisco RF Planning Tool in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
          7. Cisco Prime Infrastructure RF Planning
          8. Third-Party Tools
          9. Ekahau Site Survey Pro
          10. Create the Initial BOM, Proposal, and Quote
          11. Cisco Prime Infrastructure Planner Reporting
          12. Ekahau Site Survey Pro Reporting
          13. MetaGeek Chanalyzer Reporting
          14. Using Reports to Build a Customer Deliverable
          15. Use the Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner
          16. Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner: Quote Builder
          17. Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner: BOM Generation
          18. Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner: Project Next Steps
          19. Cisco RF Wi-Fi Planner: Proposal Template
          20. Notes About Predictive Quotes and Proposals
          21. Describe RF Planning with Predictive Tools
          22. RF Planning with Predictive Tools
          23. Modifying the Predictive Plan
          24. Examine Scenarios with Predictive Site Survey Tools
          25. Recommend an On-Site Survey
        4. Describing the In-Depth Site Survey
          1. Describe the Site Survey Tool Landscape
          2. Passive vs. Active Site Surveys
          3. WLAN vs. Survey vs. Spectrum Adapters
          4. Spectrum Analysis
          5. Site Survey with Ekahau Site Survey Pro
          6. Describe Cisco Prime Infrastructure Capabilities
          7. What Is Cisco AVC
          8. What Is an Application?
          9. Grouping Applications for Reporting and Classification
          10. Building Performance Monitoring
          11. AVC Configuration in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
          12. AVC Configuration: Cisco Prime Infrastructure AVC One-Click
          13. Cisco Prime Infrastructure Chart Information in GUI
          14. Describe the Ekahau Site Survey Tool
          15. Ekahau Site Survey Pro Coverage Requirements
          16. Ekahau Site Survey Pro Capacity Requirements
          17. Ekahau Site Survey Pro Auto-Planner (Predictive)
          18. Navigating Ekahau Site Survey Planner
          19. Describe Ekahau Survey Mode
          20. Stop-and-Go Method
          21. Continuous Survey Method
          22. Ekahau Site Survey Continuous Survey
          23. Describe Spectrum Analysis Tools
          24. RF Spectrum Analysis: Cisco Spectrum Expert
          25. MetaGeek Chanalyzer
          26. MetaGeek Chanalyzer in Cisco CleanAir Mode
          27. MetaGeek Chanalyzer
        5. Describing the Postdeployment Survey
          1. Describe the Postdeployment Survey
          2. Postdeployment Survey Steps
          3. Validation Survey: Client Devices
          4. Postdeployment Survey Types
          5. Postdeployment Survey: Ekahau Site Survey
          6. Active Survey: ICMP vs. iPerf
          7. Validating Project Requirements
          8. Ekahau Survey Inspector
          9. Ekahau Hybrid Survey Details
          10. Prepare Recommendations and Adjustments
          11. Ekahau Site Survey Maps to Analyze Results: Visualizations
          12. Application Performance Validation
          13. Document the Final Design
          14. Recommend Management Tools for Ongoing RF Analysis
          15. Discovery: Estimating the Number of APs Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Planning Tool
            1. Connect to Cisco Prime Infrastructure
            2. Import Maps into Cisco WCS
            3. Create a Coverage Area
            4. Create a Proposal
          16. Discovery: Conducting a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Site Survey Pro
            1. Run Ekahau Site Survey Pro Software
          17. Discovery: Simulating a Layer 1 Sweep with Cisco Spectrum Expert
            1. Configure the AP in SE-Connect Mode
            2. Start Cisco Spectrum Expert Software
            3. View and Interpret Cisco Spectrum Expert
          18. Discovery: Simulating a Layer 1 Sweep with Metageek Chanalyzer
            1. Configure an AP for Spectrum Expert AP (SE) mode of operation
            2. Configure Metageek Chanalyzer - Spectrum Analyzer software
            3. Analyze RF capture information into metageek Chanalyzer - spectrum analyzer software

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » 300-360 : Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN

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Do you have the right background for Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks v1.1 - WIDESIGN (Professional)?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.


David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.


Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.


William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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