CCNP Wireless

CISCO Courses

Course Features

 
Duration
150 Hrs
 
Faculty
CCNP certified, also available after course completion on request with prior appointment
 
Equipment
Two Dedicated fully loaded CISCO Racks
 
Author
Keith Barker
Scott Morris
 
Courseware
From Cisco Publications
 
Practice Time
Unlimited & Even at night (subject to availability of Lab & Racks)

642-732 CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS) v2.0

642-742 IUWVN Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks (IUWVN) v2.0

642-747 IUWMS Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS) v2.0

642-737 IAUWS Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS) v2.0

642-732 CUWSS

Exam Description

The 642-732 CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey exam is the exam associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate’s capability to plan and conduct a wireless site survey, to design the RF network and to conduct a post-installation assessment to ensure compliance. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey course.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

I. Prepare for the Site Survey

A. Identify customer requirements, such as:

  • Business and RF application needs (voice, data, location, and so on)
  • Industry vertical
  • Customer questionnaire

B. Identify customer facility requirements

  • single-floor
  • multi-floor
  • campus (indoor and outdoor)
  • warehouse
  • Obtain digital floor plans from customer

C. Identify customer requirements for type of client devices
D. Identify regulatory issues

  • Country codes (-e, -i, -a, -n)

E. Identify safety and aesthetic considerations

  • NEC Ratings
  • Fire codes
  • OSHA
  • MSHA
  • Site-specific hazard awareness

F. Assess existing network infrastructure
G. Assess logistical considerations (resources, time, access, deployment requirements, and so on)
H. Determine 802.11n impact on network infrastructure

II. Plan for the Site Survey

A. Select proper survey model:

  • Data
  • Voice
  • Video
  • Location
  • Bridging (point-to-point; point-to-multipoint)
  • Hybrid

B. Determine proper deployment characteristics:

  • Dense deployment
  • Highly mobile (Many cells, high-reliability, and fast-moving clients) vs. nomadic (temporary position)
  • Indoor and outdoor mesh
  • Use Predictive Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) planning tools

C. Select survey equipment
D. Determine site survey best practices for customer environment
E. Identify impact of material attenuation
F. Identify survey documentation needed for customer report

III. Conduct the Site Survey

A. Conduct a Layer 1 survey (Cisco Spectrum Expert)
B. Select proper antenna to conduct the site survey
C. Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for indoor environment

  • Select proper access point to conduct the site survey (use what is purchased)
  • Configure access point
  • Survey with proper client
  • Utilize proper survey techniques

D. Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for outdoor point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks
E. Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for outdoor mesh network

IV. Design the RF Network

A. Determine infrastructure requirements

  • AC power and Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Understand cableplant considerations
  • Mounting considerations National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • Outdoor grounding and lightning protection
  • Rack capacity
  • Switch port capacity

B. Determine the AP count and subsequent controller and license requirements

  • Autonomous vs. controller-based deployment

C. Generate the WLAN design documentation

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor mesh
  • Outdoor point-to-point and multipoint

V. Conduct Post Deployment Assessment

A. Verify RF coverage

  • Utilize tools (for example, AirMagnet) for audit
  • RRM, controller, network appliance tweaks

B. Verify network applications and performance

  • Apply WCS tools (voice readiness, location readiness, site calibration, and so on)

C. Reconcile any deployment issues
D. Assemble and deliver installation report to customer

642-742 IUWVN

Exam Description

The 642-742 IUWVN Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks exam is the exam associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate’s capability to integrate VoWLAN services into the WLAN and be able to implement QoS, MPLS, and high bandwidth applications into the wireless network. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the IUWVN Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks course.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

I. Describe and design voice over wireless architecture

A. Describe voice as it applies to the wireless network

  • components (hardware and software)
  • call setup/data flow overview
  • other wireless voice and video services
  • standards (.11r, .11e, .11n …)
  • Cisco Compatible Extensions (voice features)
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
  • UAPSD
  • codecs
  • Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

B. Design wireless for voice

  • Minimum speed requirements—RSSI and SNR
  • Overlap requirements
  • Cell separations
  • Traffic separation/quality of service (QoS)/voice VLAN
  • Delay and jitter reqs
  • Testing tools (AirMagnet and Veriwave)
  • CAC and TSPEC
  • Spectrum
  • .11n
  • Wireless voice client requirements

C. Utilize other design considerations, as per the voice design guide (VAD, MoH, Load balancing, and so on)
D. Validate wireless network design for voice readiness:

  • A) Utilize the WCS voice readiness tool
  • B) Validate site survey for voice

E. Validate infrastructure requirements for end-to-end voice over wireless (CUCM, CUCME,QoS, ACS, DHCP,TFTP, routers, security devices, etc.)
F. Describe VoWLAN integration with cellular providers

II. Implement VoWLAN

A. Configure wireless client devices

  • Reference current best practice guidelines
  • Device security considerations

B. Configure the WLAN for VoWLAN

  • Implement current best practice guidelines
  • Security configurations (PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST)
  • CCKM/PKC, 802.11r

C. Troubleshoot VoWLAN implementation

  • Spectrum Expert
  • AirMagnet VoFi analyzer
  • Traffic stream Metrics (TSM)
  • Incremental complexity testing

III. Implement QoS for wireless applications

A. Describe and implement general considerations for wired QoS:

  • Configurations
  • DSCP/802.1p
  • Voice VLAN

B. Describe and implement the appropriate Wireless QoS deployment schemes:

  • WMM
  • 802.11e
  • Mapping—wired to wireless (five and six mismatching)

C. Configure WCS/WLC for QoS:

  • Connection admission control (CAC)
  • TSPEC
  • QoS Basic Service Set (QBSS)
  • Queues
  • Bandwidth reservation
  • Disable “DHCP required”
  • Disable Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) unicast
  • Enable ARP caching
  • Cisco Identity Based Networking Services (IBN)

D. Reference most current best practice guidelines

IV. Implement multicast over wireless

A. Describe general multicast concepts:

  • PIM·  A) Sparse  B) Dense
  • CGMP
  • IGMP snooping
  • RP

B. Describe implications for multicast in 802.11

  • Highest mandatory data rate
  • Unicast and multicast modes
  • Roaming
  • Mesh
  • Controllers having same CAPWAP multicast group
  • Video Stream (reliable multicast)

C. Configure multicast in a wireless network

  • Infrastructure multicast group
  • IGMP snooping on the controller
  • Video Stream (reliable multicast)
  • Mobility Group multicast

D. Troubleshoot multicast in a wireless network

  • Packet captures
  • Show IPM route
  • controller logs
  • Debugs    A) “debug bcast igmp enable”   B) “debug mobility multicast enable”

V. Prepare the wireless network for video/high-bandwidth applications

A. Describe benefits of 802.11n for video
B. Determine bandwidth requirements for specified applications
C. Identify application specific wireless network requirements

  • WLC to wired network
  • Multicast for wireless video
  • Wireless security cameras
  • Real-time video streaming/video conferencing

642-747 IUWMS

Exam Description

The 642-747 IUWMS Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services exam is the exam associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate’s capability to integrate mobility services into the WLAN, to tune and troubleshoot the WLAN, and to implement indoor enterprise mesh networks. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the IUWMS Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services course.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

I. Implement Location Based Services

A. Describe the impact of direct-attached storage (DAS) for location-based services
B. Tracking mobile clients, including active radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, Wi-Fi devices, and active interferers
C. Describe the applications of RFID, Chokepoint, and TDoA Tags, including compare and contrast Cisco Wireless Control System (Cisco WCS) and third-party applications
D. Calibrate Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) for the Cisco and third-party implementation
E. Configure, generate, and interpret location and event notifications
F. “Configure and tune the Mobility Services Engine (for example, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) impact on network traffic and platform hardware)

  • -NMSP “

G. Design access point (AP)/antenna deployment model for location
H. “Describe location techniques:

  • Angulations
  • Cell of origin
  • TDoA/ToA Lateration
  • RSS Lateration
  • Pattern Recognition
  • RF Fingerprinting”

II. Design and deploy WLAN infrastructure for mobility

A. “Configure single Service Set Identifier (SSID) designs w/mobility

  • AP group VLANs
  • Identity Based Networking (IBN)
  • Single SSID/Multiple WLAN”

B. “Analyze implications of L2 and L3 roaming:

  • Avoid salt and pepper
  • Minimize intercontroller roaming
  • Mobility tunneling”

C. “Implement high availability

  • Legacy primary, secondary, and tertiary
  • Backup primary and backup secondary outside of mobility group
  • Enhanced timers
  • AP fallback
  • AP prioritization
  • Anchor controller redundancy
  • RF redundancy—coverage hole, RRM, and double AP”

D. “Troubleshoot AP join process using the following solutions:

  • AP console debug
  • AP console config
  • WLC debug
  • WLC logs
  • Switchport, DHCP, and VLAN”

E. “Implement the following Cisco Unified Wireless best practices:

  • LAG vs. Port-based
  • RF groups
  • H-REAP
  • AP count; per-subnet limitation
  • Client subnet sizing considerations
  • Per WLAN client limit
  • Office Extend
  • Passive client”

F. “Define and implement mobility groups/list:

  • AP regulatory domain flexibility
  • 24/48/72 WLC mobility size”

G. Adjust authentication/EAP timers
H. “Tune RF environment for context aware services:

  • Data rates
  • Transmit power levels and thresholds
  • Channels and DCA
  • Band Select
  • ClientLink”

I. “Troubleshooting intercontroller communications

  • Mobility group formation
  • RF group formation
  • Intercontroller roaming”

III. Implement MSE architecture

A. “Describe Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE) capabilities and integration with wireless network architecture:

  • Context aware
  • Adaptive wireless intrusion prevention system (IPS)
  • Guest tracking
  • Spectrum intelligence
  • Scalability”

B. “Deploy context-aware services for specific environments

  • Mixed-use environments
  • Complex RF environments
  • Small areas
  • Timing issues
  • Adjusting history and location parameters
  • Multifloor facilities
  • re-calibration”

C. “Integrate third-party applications

  • Server engines
  • Licensing
  • Common API”

D. “Integrate and manage MSE with Cisco WCS

  • Install and Synchronize
  • Location
  • Enable tracking
  • Define the MSE parameters
  • Understand advanced parameters”

E. “Maintain MSE:

  • Database clean-up
  • Database back-up and restore
  • Upgrade”

F. “Troubleshoot MSE operations

  • Debug of Network Mobility Services Protocol (NMSP)
  • Debug of controller
  • Location accuracy tool
  • Debug RFID”

IV. Implement and manage indoor and outdoor Mesh

A. Describe wireless Mesh and its benefits
B. “Describe the following Mesh operation modes:

  • RAP
  • MAP
  • Ethernet bridge functionality for Mesh”

C. “Implement Mesh:

  • Hop count
  • backhaul caveats (throughput rates, QoS, path properties,)
  • secondary backhaul
  • AP authorization (MAC filter entry)
  • utilize WLC CLI
  • outdoor RF considerations”

D. “Describe Mesh convergence

  • Cisco adaptive wireless path protocol (AWPP)
  • Bridge group names
  • Parent selection
  • Understand reconvergence”

E. “Utilize Cisco WCS for Mesh monitoring:

  • Add Mesh APs to map
  • Utilize mesh tree view
  • Utilize Cisco WCS mesh tools
  • Generate Mesh reports”

F. “Utilize workgroup bridges

  • Cisco WCS management for workgroup bridges
  • Differences between workgroup and universal bridges
  • Considerations for using workgroup bridges”

V. Implement advanced services and manage with Cisco WCS and Navigator

A. “Install and maintain Cisco WCS/Navigator and perform the following tasks:

  • Add Cisco WCSs
  • Add controllers
  • Adding APs
  • Adding maps”

B. Describe Navigator’s role, features, and functions
C. Implement Cisco WCS partitioning and Navigator domains
D. Implement time of day AP power savings
E. Implement scheduled WLAN availability
F. Create and customize Cisco WCS reports
G. Configure background tasks
H. Configure and apply controller and access point templates
I. Monitor and convert autonomous APs
J. Configure WLC auto-provisioning
K. Utilize configuration auditing in Cisco WCS

642-737 IAUWS

Exam Description

The 642-737 IAUWS Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security exam is the exam associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate’s capability to secure the wireless network from security threats via appropriate security policies and best practices, to properly implement security standards, and to properly configure wireless security components. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the IAUWS Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security course.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

I. Integrate client device security

A. Describe Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) authentication process
B. Configure client for secure EAP authentication
C. Configure the AnyConnect client
D. Describe the impact of security configurations on application and client roaming.
E. Troubleshoot client wireless authentication issues, such as packet analyzers, debugs, logs, Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS), and access control server (ACS)
F. Identify client security risks (driver update, MS hot fixes)

II. Design and integrate wireless network with NAC

A. Describe the architectures; inband, out-of-band, agent vs. agentless, and the Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) appliance.
B. Describe the high-level authentication process flow

  • CAS
  • CAM
  • RADIUS/ACS
  • Wireless LAN controller (WLC)
  • External authentication sources

C. Configure the WLC for Network Access Controller (NAC)
D. Verify wireless authentication with NAC

III. Implement secure wireless connectivity services

A. Configure authentication

  • Controller Local EAP with or without external Lightweight B. Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) database
  • Client authentication on H-REAP access points (APs)
  • 802.1X authentication for AP authentication to the switch

B. Configure autonomous AP for RADIUS authentication
C. Configure management frame protection on clients, APs and controllers
D. Configure IBN (RADIUS based VLAN and ACLs, AAA override)
E. Define ACS parameters for integration with wireless network
F. Define client and server-side digital certificate requirements
G. Implement ACLs on controller

  • CPU ACLs
  • WLAN, interface, and client identity ACL

H. Troubleshoot secure wireless connectivity services:

  • packet analyzers, debugs, logs, WCS, and ACS
  • Verify firewall ports
  • ACS and Controller authorization and authentication for clients

IV. Design and implement Guest Access services

A. Describe the architectures for guest access services

  • VLAN-based
  • anchor, DMZ,redundancy, and scaling
  • NAC guest server
  • wired guest access
  • bandwidth limiting

B. Configure guest access accounts

  • Lobby ambassador (controller and WCS-based)
  • Guest roles

C. Configure controller web authentication

  • Pass through
  • Internal and external
  • Authentication (local/RADIUS)
  • Custom splash page (internal, external, and per WLAN)
  • Understand design considerations (DNS, proxy)
  • Pre-authentication ACL
  • Wired guest access
  • Install third party certificate on controller

D. Configure the anchor and internal controllers
E. Troubleshoot guest access issues:

  • Packet analyzers, debugs, logs, WCS, and ACS
  • Verify firewall ports
  • Mping and eping
  • Proxies

V. Translate organizational and regulatory security policies and enforce security compliances

A. Describe regulatory compliance considerations, such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and FERPA
B. Segment traffic into different VLANs, based upon:

  • Security
  • Application
  • QoS

C. Configure administration security on controller and WCS:

  • TACACS+ and ACS integration
  • Local
  • RADIUS and AAA server integration
  • Access point administration credential
  • Admin roles

D. Manage WLC and WCS alarms:

  • SNMP and Trap receivers
  • syslog
  • SMTP
  • ACS log
  • Modify WCS alarm levels

E. Utilize security audit tools

  • Packet captures
  • Penetration testing
  • Third-party software (AirMagnet AirWise)
  • PCI Audit tool in WCS

VI. Configure native WLC security feature sets – IPS/IDS

A. Utilize WCS or controller for IDS and threat mitigation strategies, such as:

  • Signature
  • Custom signature
  • Rogue classification management and (auto) containment
  • Rogue reporting/location (WCS only)
  • Switchport tracing (WCS only)
  • Integrate Cisco spectrum expert to WCS
  • Client exclusion
  • CleanAir

B. Identify and mitigate wireless vulnerabilities, such as:

  • Wireless packet injection (can’t be mitigated)
  • Client misconfiguration
  • DoS (RF jamming)
  • Anomalous behavior attacks (for example, association and authentication attacks)
  • Signature attacks (for example, NetStumbler and undetectable at this time
  • Eavesdropping (for example, wild packets and Honeypot)
  • Hijacking (mimicry) (for example, evil Twin and HoneyPotting)
  • social engineering (i.e. human attack)

VII. Integrate wireless network with advanced security platforms

A. Describe end-to-end security solutions of Cisco and how they integrate with the Cisco wireless solutions:

  • AnyConnect 3.0 and above
  • NAC appliance
  • NAC guest server
  • Wired IPS
  • ACS

B. Describe the CUWN firewall port configuration requirements

  • Access control lists (ACLs)
  • IP port pass-through
  • DMZ

C. Configure the controller for wired IPS/IDS
D. Configure wireless Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) (MSE)

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