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CUWN Bootcamp

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CUWN Bootcamp

Cisco Unified Wireless Networking (CUWN) is a five-day instructor-led course that combines Deploying Cisco Basic Wireless LANs (WDBWL) and Deploying Advanced Cisco Wireless LANs (WDAWL), presenting students with challenging real-world deployments such as client mobility between subnets, high client density deployments, and mesh network deployments. Students will be trained on how to make network design decisions about, configure, and troubleshoot WLANs with these challenges. The format of the course allows students and the instructor to explore realistic use cases and best practices around more challenging deployment scenarios.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • Prior completion of Defining Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials course or equivalent work experience (recommended)
  • Cisco CCNA® or equivalent work experience
  • RF/Wireless field experience (helpful)

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate the characteristics of a unified wireless LAN architecture, and configure and test the controllers, access points, and basic features
  • Differentiate the characteristics of a FlexConnect architecture, configure and deploy a FlexConnect based wireless LAN
  • Perform routine maintenance, network monitoring, and common troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco wireless LAN
  • Describe and perform configuration with Cisco's new Ease of Use wizard, and best practices audit
  • Detail the differences in client mobility between Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • Configure the controller to appropriately mark priority traffic for transmission first in times of network congestion and avoid introducing unnecessary IPv6 which could lead to network congestion
  • Discuss the challenges faced in providing a quality user experience in a high density wireless network deployment scenario
  • Design, install, and maintain a wireless mesh network both as an add-on to an existing WLAN and as a new installation

Course Outline


Module 1: Unified Deployments

  • Lesson 1: Performing the Initial Wireless LAN Controller Configuration
  • Lesson 2: Describing Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Lesson 3: Understanding the AP Association Process
  • Lesson 4: User Interfaces to the System
  • Lesson 5: Radio Resource Management and CleanAir
  • Lesson 6: Administering WLANs and AP Groups
  • Lesson 7: Configuring Mobility Groups and Roaming
  • Lesson 8: Configuring Security Options
  • Lesson 9: Performing General Administration
  • Lesson 10: Providing Guest Access

Module 2: Deploying The FlexConnect Architecture

  • Lesson 1: FlexConnect Deployments
  • Lesson 2: FlexConnect Configuration and Operation
  • Lesson 3: 8.1 FlexConnect Enhancements

Module 3: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Cisco Wireless LAN

  • Lesson 1: Performing Routine Maintenance
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Policies and Management
  • Lesson 3: Gathering Data
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

Module 4: Cisco User Interface Enhancements

  • Lesson 1: Ease of Use Features

Module 5: Appendix

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials Refresher
  • Lesson 2: Pre-Deployment Planning
  • Lesson 3: Autonomous Deployments


  • Lab 1: Perform the Initial Controller Configuration
  • Lab 2: Unified AP Modes of Operation
  • Lab 3: AP Association Options
  • Lab 4: Controller Web Interface
  • Lab 5: RRM and CleanAir Configuration
  • Lab 6: Configuring Security Parameters on the WLC
  • Lab 7: AVC Configuration
  • Lab 8: Configuring Basic B2C Guest Access and Web Authentication
  • Lab 9: FlexConnect Local Switching
  • Lab 10: Perform the Controller Configuration Using the Ease of Use Setup Wizard


Module 1: Client Mobility Between Subnets

  • Lesson 1: Same-subnet roaming
  • Lesson 2: Inter-subnet mobility
  • Lesson 3: Advanced Mobility Issues

Module 2: Network Efficiency

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Quality of Service
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Video Over Wi-Fi
  • Lesson 3: Implementing VideoStream and FlexConnect
  • Lesson 4: Integrating the WLC With MS Lync SDN

Module 3: High Density Deployment Challenges

  • Effects of Client Density on a Wireless Network
  • Planning for Areas of High Client Density

Module 4: Introduction to Mesh Network

  • Overview of Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Overview of Implementing Wireless Mesh Networks

Module 5: Advanced Guests Networks

  • Providing Advanced Guest Access
  • Implementing Local Policies and Client Profiling
  • Implementing CMX Visitor Connect

Module 6: High Availability

  • Wireless High Availability

Module 7: Implementing IPv6 Support

  • Configuring Clients for IPv6
  • Configuring the Infrastructure for IPv6


  • Lab 1: Monitoring WLC QoS on the Switch Infrastructure (Optional)
  • Lab 2: Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
  • Lab 3: Implementing Social Auth Visitor Connect
  • Lab 4 Configuring IPv6
  • Lab 5: IPv6 First Hop Security Configuration (Optional)

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