Managing Cisco Wireless LANs v1.1 - WMNGI Course Outline

(4 Days)


Managing Cisco Wireless LANs (WMNGI) v1.2 is a 4-day training program. Learn to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Wireless Network devices using Cisco Prime NCS. This course is designed to prepare you to use the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network. In this course, you will learn to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Wireless Network devices using Cisco Prime NCS and to configure, administer, manage, and troubleshoot guest access and mobility services. You will learn how to integrate Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) with Cisco NCS, and after a quick overview of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network management products and applications, you will learn how to install high availability and firewall support for Cisco NCS. You will discover how to give users the appropriate permissions and restrictions for using Cisco NCS, and investigate how to use Cisco NCS to configure components and services for your network

Audience Profile

  • Cisco network planners
  • Network managers
  • Network administrators
  • TAC personnel
  • Network consulting engineers
  • Field engineers
  • Technical marketing engineers,
  • Optimization engineers
  • Project managers
  • Product sales specialists
  • Business development managers
  • Channel partners, Channel partner account managers


  • Knowledge of basic networking principles
  • Basic knowledge about RF
  • General network management experience
  • Knowledge of Cisco Lifecycle Services
  • Basic Microsoft Windows, Windows networking, and Internet browser navigation skills
  • CUWN – Cisco Unified Wireless Networking v7.2

At Course Completion

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network management components to resolve today’s network management challenges
  • Configure the NCS
  • Configure components through the Configure tab and templates
  • Configure the guest access feature set
  • Integrate the Cisco Prime NCS and the MSE to provide CAS and track mobile clients
  • Troubleshooting methodology and the various tools available to gather and assess system data to isolate various common NCS failures
  • Monitor wired devices, Cisco ISE, wireless controllers, APs, rogue APs, ad hoc events, and CleanAir heat maps, charts, and reports

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions

  • Lifecycle Management
  • Cisco Prime Network Control System
  • Cisco Mobility Services Engine
  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server and Cisco Identity Services Engine

Lesson 2: Network Management System Configuration

  • Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for the NCS
  • Managing Administrative Users
  • Navigating NCS
  • Using the Maps Tool
  • Using the Planning Tool

Lesson 3: Component Configuration through the NCS

  • Configuring Components through the NCS Configuration Tab
  • Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates
  • Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates
  • Setting Up Auto-Provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Lesson 4: Guest Access

  • Defining Guest Access Methods
  • Configuring Guest Access Features through the NCS

Lesson 5: Mobility Services

  • Configuring and Integrating the MSE
  • Configuring and Tuning Context-Aware Services
  • Tracking Mobile Clients
  • Supporting Context-Aware Services
  • Troubleshooting Context-Aware Services
  • Configuring Adaptive Wireless IPS

Lesson 6: NCS Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

  • Performing Maintenance Operations
  • Troubleshooting NCS Operation Issues

Lesson 7: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network
  • Managing Network Performance

Lab Outline

Lab 1: Adding Users

Lab 2: Customizing a Home Page

Lab 3: Using the Map Tool

Lab 4: Using the NCS Planning Tool

Lab 5: Adding and Configuring Controllers and APs Using Templates

Lab 6: Configuring Guest Access via NCS

Lab 7: Configuring Context-Aware Services

Lab 8: Using Context-Aware Services

Lab 9: Troubleshooting NCS Operational Issues

Lab 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Controllers, APs, and Rogue APs

Lab 11: Reports