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  • Wireless Site Survey
  • Wired and Wireless Infrastructure
  • Mobility
  • WLAN High Availability
  • FlexConnect
  • QoS on a Wireless Network
  • Multicast
  • Location Services and Advanced Location Services
  • Security for Wireless Client Connectivity
  • Monitoring
  • Device Hardening

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Table of Contents

    Introduction xxvi

Part I Wireless Design (ENWLSD) 3

Chapter 1 Wireless Design Requirements 4

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 5

    Foundation Topics 7

    Following a Design Process 7

    Evaluating Customer Requirements 8

    Evaluating Client Requirements 10

    Choosing AP Types 15

    Evaluating Security Requirements 16

    AP Deployment Models 17

    Summary 23

    Exam Preparation Tasks 23

    Review All Key Topics 23

    Define Key Terms 23

Chapter 2 Conducting an Offsite Site Survey 24

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 25

    Foundation Topics 26

    The Effect of Material Attenuation on Wireless Design 26

    Common Deployment Models for Different Industries 28

    Designing with Regulations in Mind 34

    Choosing the Right Survey Type 39

    A Survey of Wireless Planning Tools 40

    Conducting a Predictive Site Survey 41

    Summary 43

    References 43

    Exam Preparation Tasks 44

    Review All Key Topics 44

    Define Key Terms 44

Chapter 3 Conducting an Onsite Site Survey 46

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 47

    Foundation Topics 48

    Performing a Walkthrough Survey 48

    Performing a Layer 1 Survey 51

    Performing a Layer 2 Survey 56

    Performing a Post-Deployment Onsite Survey 66

    Summary 68

    References 68

    Exam Preparation Tasks 68

    Review All Key Topics 68

    Define Key Term 69

Chapter 4 Physical and Logical Infrastructure Requirements 70

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 71

    Foundation Topics 72

    Physical Infrastructure Requirements 72

    Logical Infrastructure Requirements 80

    Summary 85

    References 85

    Exam Preparation Tasks 86

    Review All Key Topics 86

    Define Key Terms 86

Chapter 5 Applying Wireless Design Requirements 88

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 89

    Foundation Topics 91

    Defining AP Coverage 91

    Expanding Coverage with Additional APs 98

    Designing a Wireless Network for Data 102

    Designing a Wireless Network for High Density 103

    Designing a Wireless Network for Voice and Video 109

    Designing a Wireless Network for Location 111

    Summary 112

    Exam Preparation Tasks 112

    Review All Key Topics 112

    Define Key Terms 113

Chapter 6 Designing Radio Management 114

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 114

    Foundation Topics 117

    Understanding RRM 117

    Localizing RRM with RF Profiles 134

    Optimizing AP Cell Sensitivity with RxSOP 136

    Summary 138

    Exam Preparation Tasks 139

    Review All Key Topics 139

    Define Key Terms 139

Chapter 7 Designing Wireless Mesh Networks 140

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 141

    Foundation Topics 142

    Mesh Network Architecture and Components 142

    Site Preparation and Planning 147

    Mesh Convergence and Traffic Flows 152

    Cisco Wi-Fi Mesh Configuration 157

    Daisy-Chaining Wireless Mesh Links 163

    Workgroup Bridges 166

    Summary 169

    References 169

    Exam Preparation Tasks 170

    Review All Key Topics 170

    Define Key Terms 170

Chapter 8 Designing for Client Mobility 172

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 172

    Foundation Topics 175

    Roaming Review 175

    Organizing Roaming Behavior with Mobility Groups 179

    Optimizing AP Selection for Client Roaming 184

    Optimizing Security Processes for Roaming 187

    Summary 194

    Exam Preparation Tasks 194

    Review All Key Topics 194

    Define Key Terms 194

Chapter 9 Designing High Availability 196

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 196

    Foundation Topics 198

    Making Controller Connectivity More Resilient 200

    Designing High Availability for APs 201

    Designing High Availability for Controllers 205

    Summary 209

    Exam Preparation Tasks 209

    Review All Key Topics 209

    Define Key Terms 210

Part II Wireless Implementation (ENWLSI) 213

Chapter 10 Implementing FlexConnect 214

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 216

    Foundation Topics 218

    Remote Office Wireless Deployment Modes 218

    FlexConnect Overview and Requirements 220

    Implementing FlexConnect with AireOS 223

    FlexConnect High Availability and Resiliency 230

    FlexConnect ACLs 234

    FlexConnect Smart AP Image Upgrades 237

    Implementing FlexConnect with IOS XE Controllers 238

    A Summary of FlexConnect Best Practice Recommendations 244

    Office Extend 245

    ME and EWC 247

    Summary 251

    References 251

    Exam Preparation Tasks 252

    Review All Key Topics 252

    Define Key Terms 252

Chapter 11 Implementing Quality of Service on a Wireless Network 254

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 255

    Foundation Topics 257

    An Overview of Wireless QoS Principles 257

    Implementing QoS Policies on Wireless Controllers 269

    Implementing QoS for Wireless Clients 283

    Implementing Application Visibility and Control 285

    Summary 290

    References 290

    Exam Preparation Tasks 291

    Review All Key Topics 291

    Define Key Terms 291

Chapter 12 Implementing Multicast 292

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 292

    Foundation Topics 294

    Multicast Overview 294

    Implementing mDNS 305

    Implementing Multicast Direct 310

    Summary 316

    References 316

    Exam Preparation Tasks 316

    Review All Key Topics 316

    Define Key Terms 317

Chapter 13 Location Services Deployment 318

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 319

    Foundation Topics 320

    Indoor Location 320

    Deploying Location Services 329

    Tracking Clients, RFID Tags, Rogues, and Interferers 338

    Customizing Location Services 342

    Summary 344

    References 345

    Exam Preparation Tasks 345

    Review All Key Topics 345

    Define Key Terms 345

Chapter 14 Advanced Location Services Implementation 346

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 347

    Foundation Topics 348

    CMX and Cisco Spaces Services and Licenses 348

    Implementing Analytics 351

    Implementing Guest Portals 358

    Implementing aWIPS on Catalyst Center 368

    Ensuring Location Operational Efficiency 374

    Summary 381

    References 381

    Exam Preparation Tasks 382

    Review All Key Topics 382

    Define Key Terms 382

Chapter 15 Security for Wireless Client Connectivity 384

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 385

    Foundation Topics 387

    Implementing 802.1X and AAA on Wireless Architectures 387

    Implementing Client Profiling 398

    Implementing BYOD and Guest 406

    Summary 420

    References 421

    Exam Preparation Tasks 421

    Review All Key Topics 421

    Define Key Terms 422

Chapter 16 Monitoring and Troubleshooting WLAN Components 424

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 425

    Foundation Topics 427

    Using Reports on Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Catalyst Center 427

    Managing Alarms on Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Catalyst Center 438

    Troubleshooting Client Connectivity 444

    Troubleshooting and Managing RF Interferences 455

    Summary 458

    References 458

    Exam Preparation Tasks 459

    Review All Key Topics 459

    Define Key Terms 460

Chapter 17 Device Hardening 462

    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 463

    Foundation Topics 464

    Implementing Device Access Controls 464

    Implementing Access Point Authentication 473

    Implementing CPU ACLs on the Wireless Controller 483

    Summary 485

    References 485

    Exam Preparation Tasks 486

    Review All Key Topics 486

    Define Key Terms 487

Chapter 18 Final Preparation 488

    Getting Ready 488

    Tools for Final Preparation 489

    Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 492

    Summary 492

Chapter 19 ENWLSD 300-425 and ENWLSI 300-430 Exam Updates 494

    The Purpose of This Chapter 494

    News About the Next Exam Release 496

    Updated Technical Content 496

Appendix A Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 498

Appendix B Software-Defined Access with Wireless 508

Appendix C RRM TPC Algorithm Example 518

Appendix D Answers to the Do I Know This Already? Quizzes and Review

Questions 532

Glossary 545

Appendix E Study Planner

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