Managing Cisco Wireless LANs (WMNGI)

This course prepares professionals to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) network management products to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. The course explores the following topics: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions, Network Management System Configuration, Component Configuration Through the NCS, Guest Access, Mobility Services, NCS Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks, and Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting.

  • Explain how Cisco Unified Wireless Network management components help resolve today's network management challenges

  • Describe how to configure the NCS

  • Configure components through the Configure tab and templates

  • Configure the guest access feature set

  • Integrate the Cisco Prime NCS and the MSE to provide CAS and track mobile clients

  • Utilize a recommended troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate various common NCS failures

  • Monitor wired devices, Cisco ISE, wireless controllers, APs, rogue APs, ad hoc events, and CleanAir heatmaps, charts, and reports

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Lifecycle Management

  • Lesson 2: Introducing Cisco Prime Network Control System

  • Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Mobility Services Engine

  • Lesson 4: Introducing Cisco Secure Access Control Server and Cisco Identity Services Engine

Module 2: Network Management System Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for the NCS

  • Lesson 2: Adding Users

  • Lesson 3: Navigating the NCS

  • Lesson 4: Using the Map Editor

  • Lesson 5: Using the Planning Tool

Module 3: Component Configuration Through the NCS

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Components Through the NCS Configure Tab

  • Lesson 2: Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates

  • Lesson 3: Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates

  • Lesson 4: Setting up Auto-Provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Module 4: Guest Access

  • Lesson 1: Defining Guest Access Methods

  • Lesson 2: Configuring Guest Access Features Through the NCS

Module 5: Mobility Services

  • Lesson 1: Configuring and Integrating the MSE

  • Lesson 2: Configuring and Tuning Context-Aware Services

  • Lesson 3: Tracking Mobile Clients

  • Lesson 4: Supporting Context-Aware Services

  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Context-Aware Services

  • Lesson 6: Configuring Adaptive Wireless IPS

Module 6: NCS Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

  • Lesson 1: Performing Maintenance Operations

  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting NCS Operational Issues

Module 7: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network

  • Lesson 2: Managing Network Performance

Lab Outline

  • Lab 2-1: Adding Users

  • Lab 2-2: Customizing a Home Page

  • Lab 2-3: Using the Map Editor

  • Lab 2-4: Using the Planning Tool

  • Lab 3-1: Adding and Configuring Controllers and APs Using Templates

  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Guest Access via NCS

  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Context-Aware Services

  • Lab 5-2: Using Context-Aware Services

  • Lab 6-1: Troubleshooting NCS Operational Issues

  • Lab 7-1: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Controllers, APs, and Rogue APs

  • Lab 7-2: Reports


The primary audience is composed of individuals responsible for performing or overseeing network management tasks.

The primary audience is as follows:

  • Cisco Network Planners, Managers, Administrators

  • Cisco TAC personnel

  • Cisco Networking or Network Consulting Engineers