• 1.0 RF Fundamentals

    1.1 Describe the propagation of radio waves

    • 1.1.a Frequency, amplitude, phase, wavelength (characteristics)
    • 1.1.b Absorption, reflection, diffraction, scattering, refraction, fading, free space path loss, multipath

    1.2 Interpret RF signal measurements

    • 1.2.a Signal strength (RSSI, Transmit power, receive sensitivity)
    • 1.2.b Differentiate interference vs. noise
    • 1.2.c Device capabilities (smartphones, laptops, tablets)
    • 1.2.d Define SNR

    1.3 Explain the principles of RF mathematics

    • 1.3.a Compute dBm, mW, Law of 3s and 10s,

    1.4 Describe Wi-Fi antenna characteristics

    • 1.4.a Ability to read a radiation pattern chart
    • 1.4.b Antenna types and uses
    • 1.4.c dBi, dBd, EIRP
  • 2.0 802.11 Technology Fundamentals

    2.1 Describe basic Wi-Fi governance

    • 2.1.a Describe regional regulatory bodies (such as, FCC / ETSI/ NTT)
    • 2.1.b IEEE 802.11
    • 2.1.c Wi-Fi Alliance

    2.2 Describe usable channel and power combination

    • 2.2.a Regional EIRP limitation examples
    • 2.2.b ISM, UNII frequency bands
    • 2.2.c Describe RRM fundamental(s)

    2.3 Describe 802.11 fundamentals

    • 2.3.a Modulation techniques
    • 2.3.b Channel width
    • 2.3.c MIMO / MU-MIMO
      • 2.3.c (i) MRC
      • 2.3.c (ii) Beam forming
      • 2.3.c (iii) Spatial streams
    • 2.3.d Wireless topologies
      • 2.3.d (i) IBSS
      • 2.3.d (ii) BSS
      • 2.3.d (iii) ESS
    • 2.3.e Frame types
      • 2.3.e (i) Management
      • 2.3.e (ii) Control
      • 2.3.e (iii) Data
  • 3.0 Implementing a Wireless Network

    3.1 Describe the various Cisco wireless architectures

    • 3.1.a Cloud
    • 3.1.b Autonomous
    • 3.1.c Split MAC
      • 3.1.c (i) FlexConnect
      • 3.1.c (ii) Centralized
      • 3.1.c (iii) Converged

    3.2 Describe physical infrastructure connections

    • 3.2.a Wired infrastructures (AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, LAG)

    3.3 Describe AP and WLC management access connections

    • 3.3.a Management connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console)
    • 3.3.b IP addressing: IPv4 / IPv6
    • 3.3.c Management via wireless
  • 4.0 Operating a Wireless Network

    4.1 Execute initial setup procedures Cisco wireless infrastructures

    • 4.1.a Cloud
    • 4.1.b Converged
    • 4.1.c Centralized
    • 4.1.d Autonomous

    4.2 Describe the Cisco implementation of the CAPWAP discovery and join process

    • 4.2.a DHCP
    • 4.2.b DNS
    • 4.2.c Master-controller
    • 4.2.d Primary-secondary-tertiary

    4.3 Distinguish different lightweight AP modes

    4.4 Describe and configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only

    4.5 Identify wireless network and client management and configuration platform options

    • 4.5.a Controller GUI and CLI
    • 4.5.b Prime infrastructure
    • 4.5.c Dashboard
    • 4.5.d ISE

    4.6 Maintain wireless network

    • 4.6.a Perform controller configuration backups
    • 4.6.b Perform code updates on controller, APs, and converged access switches
      • 4.6.b (i) AireOS: boot loader (FUS), image
      • 4.6.b (ii) IOS-XE: bundle, unbundle
      • 4.6.b (iii) Autonomous
  • 5.0 Configuration of Client Connectivity

    5.1 Identify authentication mechanisms

    • 5.1.a LDAP, RADIUS, local authentication, WebAuth, 802.1X,PSK

    5.2 Configuring WLAN authentication mechanisms on the controller

    • 5.2.a WebAuth, 802.1X, PSK
    • 5.2.b TKIP deprecation

    5.3 Configure client connectivity in different operating systems

    • 5.3.a Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows

    5.4 Describe roaming

    • 5.4.a Layer 2 and Layer 3
    • 5.4.b Intracontroller and intercontroller
    • 5.4.c Centralized mobility
    • 5.4.d Converged mobility
    • 5.5 Describe wireless guest networking
    • 5.5.a Anchor controller
    • 5.5.b Foreign controller
  • 6.0 Performing Client Connectivity Troubleshooting

    6.1 Validating WLAN configuration settings at the infrastructure side

    • 6.1.a Security settings
    • 6.1.b SSID settings

    6.2 Validating AP infrastructure settings

    • 6.2.a Port level configuration
    • 6.2.b Power source
    • 6.2.c AP and antenna orientation and position

    6.3 Validate client settings

    • 6.3.a SSID
    • 6.3.b Security
    • 6.3.c Device driver version

    6.4 Employ appropriate controller tools to assist troubleshooting

    • 6.4.a GUI logs
    • 6.4.b CLI show commands
    • 6.4.c Monitor pages
      • 6.4.c (i) CleanAir (controller GUI)

    6.2 Identify appropriate third-party tools to assist troubleshooting

    • 6.2.a OS-based Client utilities
    • 6.2.b Wi-Fi scanners
    • 6.2.c RF mapping tool
  • 7.0 Site Survey Process

    7.1 Describe site survey methodologies and their purpose

    • 7.1.a Offsite (predictive / plan)
    • 7.1.b Onsite
      • 7.1.b (i) Predeployment (AP on a stick)
      • 7.1.b (ii) Post deployment (validation)

    7.2 Describe passive and active site surveys

    7.3 Identify proper application of site survey tools

    • 7.3.a Spectrum analyzer
    • 7.3.b Site surveying software

    7.4 Describe the requirements of client real-time and non-real-time applications

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