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Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)

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The Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD) v1.0 course gives you the knowledge you need to design Cisco® wireless networks. The course covers design specifics from scenario design concepts through the installation phase and into post-deployment validation.

This course, including the self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam, Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (300-425 ENWLSD), which leads to to the new CCNP® Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Wireless Design certifications.

Who Should Take This Course


  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • Sales engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Wireless engineer


Before taking this course, you should have:

  • General knowledge of networks
  • General knowledge of wireless networks
  • Routing and switching knowledge

Either of the following combinations of Cisco courses can help you meet these prerequisites:

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and implement a Cisco-recommended structured design methodology
  • Describe and implement industry standards, amendments, certifications, and Requests For Comments (RFCs)
  • Describe and implement Cisco enhanced wireless features
  • Describe and implement the wireless design process
  • Describe and implement specific vertical designs
  • Describe and implement site survey processes
  • Describe and implement network validation processes
Course Outline

Describing and Implementing a Structured Wireless Design Methodology
• Importance of Planning Wireless Design with a Structured Methodology
• Cisco Structured Design Model
• Cisco Design Guides and Cisco Validated Designs for Wireless Networks
• Role of the Project Manager When Designing Wireless Networks
Describing and Implementing Industry Protocols and Standards
• Wireless Standards Bodies
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 Standard and Amendments
• Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) Certifications
• Relevant Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Wireless RFCs
• Practice Activity
Describing and Implementing Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features
• Hardware and Software Choices for a Wireless Network Design
• Cisco Infrastructure Settings for Wireless Network Design
• Cisco Enhanced Wireless Features
Examining Cisco Mobility and Roaming
• Mobility and Intercontroller Mobility in a Wireless Network
• Optimize Client Roaming in a Wireless Network
• Cisco Workgroup Bridge (WGB) and WGB Roaming in a Wireless Network
Describing and Implementing the Wireless Design Process
• Overview of Wireless Design Process
• Meet with the Customer to Discuss the Wireless Network Design
• Customer Information Gathering for a Wireless Network Design
• Design the Wireless Network
• Deployment of the Wireless Network
• Validation and Final Adjustments of the Wireless Network
• Wireless Network Design Project Documents and Deliverables
Describing and Implementing Specific Vertical Designs
• Designs for Wireless Applications
• Wireless Network Design Within the Campus
• Extend Wireless Networks to the Branch Sites
Examining Special Considerations in Advanced Wireless Designs
• High-Density Designs in Wireless Networks
• Introducing Location and Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) Concepts
• Design for Location
• FastLocate and HyperLocation
• Bridges and Mesh in a Wireless Network Design
• Redundancy and High Availability in a Wireless Network
Describing and Implementing the Site Survey Processes
• Site Survey Types
• Special Arrangements Needed for Site Surveys
• Safety Aspects to be Considered During Site Surveys
• Site Survey Tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
• Third-Party Site Survey Software and Hardware Tools
Describing and Implementing Wireless Network Validation Processes
• Post-installation Wireless Network Validation
• Making Post-installation Changes to a Wireless Network
• Wireless Network Handoff to the Customer
• Installation Report
Lab Outline
• Use Cisco Prime Infrastructure as a Design Tool
• Create a Predictive Site Survey with Ekahau Pro
• Perform a Live Site Survey Using Access Point on a Stick (APoS)
• Simulate a Post-installation Network Validation Survey

Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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