WIFUND – Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals


The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course prepares you for CCNA Wireless certification and specialization in the wireless field. This course covers use, positioning, planning and implementation of Cisco WLAN networks. The labs and course content will give you the skills needed to design, install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.

The following topics have been added to IUWNE to the course:

  • Expanded understanding of RF theory, RF mathematics and antenna characteristics
  • Added focus on 802.11ac access points, controllers and wireless standards
  • Improvements to wireless access security including Web Authentication method
  • Includes new wireless architectures for Unified Access and Cloud Managed
  • Client mobility topics now include centralized and converged options
  • Expanded design topics to include predictive analysis along with pre and post deployment site surveys
  • Enhancements to controller based monitoring and new applications for troubleshooting
  • Wireless network management options include Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Identity Services Engine (ISE)


  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network and System Managers


Cisco CCENT certification or equivalent knowledge


After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic RF principles and characteristics
  • Describe WLAN security methods and access with different client devices
  • Define the Cisco WLAN architecture and underlying infrastructure used to support it
  • Implement a central wireless access network using AireOS or IOS-XE wireless LAN controllers
  • Deploy a converged wireless access network using IOS-XE converged access switches and wireless LAN controllers
  • Implement small and remote access wireless networks using FlexConnect, Autonomous or Cloud architectures
  • Perform basic WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Describe requirements for WLAN design

Certifications This course is part of the following Certification:


  OUTLINE: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

Module 1: Wireless Fundamentals

  • RF Principles
  • RF Mathematics
  • Antenna Characteristics
  • Spread Spectrum
  • Wireless Media Access
  • Wireless Governance

Module 2: Security and Client Access

  • Wireless Security Components
  • 802.11 Security
  • 802.1X/EAP Framework
  • EAP Authentication
  • WPA and WPA2 security
  • Guest Access
  • Native Operating Systems for WLAN Connectivity
  • Smart Handheld Client Configuration

Module 3: Cisco Wireless Network Architecture

  • Wireless Network Deployment Options
  • One Management
  • One Policy
  • Cisco One Network
  • Mobility Architecture Concepts
  • RF Conditions and Performance
  • Layer 2 infrastructure support
  • Wired Infrastructure Protocols to Support Wireless networks

Module 4: Centralized Web Access

  • Centralized WLC
  • AP Initialization
  • Additional WLC Features
  • IPv6 in Cisco Wireless Environment
  • Client Access Configuration
  • Roaming in a Centralized Architecture

Module 5: Converged Wireless Access

  • Converged WCM Initialization
  • AP connectivity
  • Additional Wireless Features
  • Client Access Configuration
  • Roaming in a Centralized Architecture

Module 6: Small and Remote Wireless Access

  • FlexConnect Architecture
  • Autonomous Architecture
  • Cloud Architecture

Module 7: WLAN Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Wireless maintenance
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Troubleshooting methodology

Module 8: WLAN Design

  • Predictive WLAN design process
  • WLAN site survey process


  • Configure Windows 7 Client Access
  • Configure Wired Infrastructure
  • Configure Centralized WLAN
  • Configure IPv6 Operation in Centralized WLAN
  • Configure Security in Centralized WLAN
  • Configure Guest Access Using Anchor WLC
  • Deploy a Converged Access WLAN
  • Configure Security on a Converged WLAN
  • Implement a FlexConnect WLAN
  • Initialize an Autonomous WLAN
  • Configure Security on an Autonomous AP WLAN
  • Perform Centralized Controller Maintenance
  • Perform WiFi Scanning
  • Investigate Trouble Tickets
  • Perform a Predictive WLAN Design
  • Perform a passive Site Survey Analysis