Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDEPLOY)

WIDEPLOY is a five day, instructor led training designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Wireless Certification.  The goal is to provide network professionals with information to prepare them to deploy wireless networks using Cisco controller and unified switching architectures policies and best practices, as well as ensure the proper implementation of mobility standars and proper configuration of all aspects of wireless components.  WIDEPLOY provides students hands-on labs to reinforce concepts taught including deploying Cisco AireOS 8.0., Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 2.2, and Cisco Mobility Services Engine Release 8.0 features.

Course Outline

Module 1: Deploy a Wi-Fi Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Preparing for the Deployment

  • Lesson 2: Determining the Type of Wireless Design

  • Lesson 3: Planning the Base Wi-Fi Network Implementation

  • Lesson 4: Implementing the Base Wi-Fi Network

Module 2: Configure Advanced Capabilities in Data Designs

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Mobility and Roaming Capabilities

  • Lesson 2: Configuring High Availability Options

  • Lesson 3: Configuring FlexConnect Capabilities

Module 3: Configure Advanced Capabilities in Voice and Real-Time Application Designs

  • Lesson 1: Configuring QoS and AVC

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Multicast

Module 4: Configure Advanced Capabilities in Location Designs

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Location and Context-Aware Service on Cisco MSE

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco CMX

Module 5: Configure Advanced Capabililties in Outdoor and High-Density Designs

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Outdoor and Mesh Capabilities

  • Lesson 2: Configuring High-Density Capabilities


Lab Outline:
Lab 1: Configure Windows 7 Client Access
Lab 2: Configure Wired Infrastructure
Lab 3: Configure Centralized WLAN
Lab 4: Configure IPv6 Operation in Centralized WLAN
Lab 5: Configure Security in Centralized WLAN
Lab 6: Configure Guest Access Using Anchor WLC
Lab 7: Deploy a Converged Access WLAN
Lab 8: Configure Security on a Converged WLAN
Lab 9: Implement a FlexConnect WLAN
Lab 10: Initialize an Autonomous WLAN
Lab 11: Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN
Lab 12: Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
Lab 13: Perform WiFi Scanning
Lab 14: Investigate Trouble Tickets
Lab 15: Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
Lab 16: Perform a passive Site Survey Analysis


This course is designed for individuals who are involved in the technical management of Cisco wireless platforms and solutions, which involves installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting.  In this course, the target audience will be referred to generically as technicians.  This audience includes:

  • Network Engineers

  • Network Administrators

  • Network Managers

  • System Engineers