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350-050 CCIE Wireless

CCIE Wireless

Exam Number 350-050 CCIE Wireless
Associated Certifications CCIE Wireless
Duration 120 minutes (90 - 110 questions)
Available Languages English
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The Cisco CCIE Wireless Written Exam is a 2-hour test that will validate that a wireless engineer has the expertise to plan, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot complex enterprise WLAN networks.

Exam Topics

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 25%     1.0   Configure and Troubleshoot L2/L3 Network
                Infrastructure to Support WLANs

      • 1.1   WLAN organizations and regulations
         
      • 1.2   IEEE 802.11 Standards and Protocols
         
      • 1.3   Wireless Security Concept & Protocols
        • 1.3..a   L2/L3/L4 Traffic restrictions
        • 1.3.b   Management access restrictions
        • 1.3.c   Layer 2/3 security
        • 1.3.d   WPS, MFP, NAC
           
      • 1.4   Plan & design Wireless solutions requirements
        • 1.4.a   Translate customer requirements into services and design
                     recommendations
        • 1.4.b   Identify ambiguity and/or information gaps
        • 1.4.c   Evaluate interoperability of proposed technologies against
                     deployed IP network infrastructure & technologies
        • 1.4.d   Suggest deployment model
           
      • 1.5   RF Planning
        • 1.5..a   Define the tasks/goals for a preliminary site survey
        • 1.5.b   Conduct the site survey
        • 1.5.c   Determine AP quantity, placement and antenna type
        • 1.5.d   Draft an RF operational model that includes:
          • 1.5.d (i)   Radio resource management (Auto-RF, manual, hybrid,
                             TPC and DCA)
          • 1.5.d (ii)   Channel use (Radar, other non-WiFi interference)
          • 1.5.d (iii)   Power level, overlap
             
        • 1.5.e   Audit and optimize existing RF deployments
           
        • 1.5.f   RF design for indoor and outdoor deployments
           
  • 7%     2.0   Configure and Troubleshoot Infrastructure
              Application Services

      • 2.1   Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLAN's
        • 2.1.a   VLANs
        • 2.1.b   VTP
        • 2.1.c   STP
        • 2.1.d   Etherchannel
        • 2.1.e   HSRP
        • 2.1.f   VSS
           
      • 2.2   Network infrastructure capacity planning
         
      • 2.3   Configure and troubleshoot network connectivity for various devices
        • 2.3.a   WLAN Clients
        • 2.3.b   Standalone WLCs
        • 2.3.c   Integrated WLCs
        • 2.3.d   Lightweight APs
        • 2.3.e   Autonomous Aps
           
      • 2.4   Configure and troubleshoot PoE for AP's
         
      • 2.5   Configure and troubleshoot QoS on the switching infrastructure
         
      • 2.6   Configure and troubleshoot Multicast on the switching infrastructure
         
      • 2.7   Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv4 connectivity
        • 2.7.a   Subnetting
        • 2.7.b   Static routing
        • 2.7.c   Basic OSPF
        • 2.7.d   Basic EIGRP
           
      • 2.8   Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 connectivity
        • 2.8.a   Subnetting
        • 2.8.b   Static routing
           
      • 2.9   Configure and troubleshoot wired security
        • 2.9.a   ACLs
        • 2.9.b   Dot1x, mac filtering
  • 14%     3.0   Configure and Troubleshoot Autonomous
                Deployment Mode

      • 3.1   Configure and troubleshoot DNS, DHCP, NTP, SYSLOG, SNMP
         
      • 3.2   Configure and troubleshoot AAA Server Infrastructure
        • 3.2.a   Client authentication
        • 3.2.b   Management authentication
        • 3.2.c   Basic PKI for dot1x and webauth
           
  • 7%     4.0   Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous
              Deployment Model

      • 4.1   Configuring and controlling management access
         
      • 4.2   Configure and troubleshoot network services
        • 4.2.a   NTP
        • 4.2.b   syslog
           
      • 4.3   Configure and troubleshoot different modes and roles
        • 4.3.a   Root
        • 4.3.b   WGB
        • 4.3.c   Bridge
           
      • 4.4   Configure and troubleshoot SSID and MBSSID
         
      • 4.5   Configure and troubleshoot security
        • 4.5.a   L2 security policies
        • 4.5.b   Association filters
        • 4.5.c   MFP
        • 4.5.d   Peer-to-peer blocking
        • 4.5.e   Local RADIUS
        • 4.5.f   Dot1x profiles
           
      • 4.6   Configure and troubleshoot radio settings
         
      • 4.7   Configure and troubleshoot IGMP snooping
         
      • 4.8   Configure and troubleshoot QoS
         
      • 4.9   Configure and troubleshoot WDS (L2)
         
      • 4.10   Upgrade Autonomous to Unified
         
  • 21%     5.0   Configure and Troubleshoot WCS

      • 5.1   Configure and control management access
         
      • 5.2   Configure and Troubleshoot network services
        • 5.2.a   NTP
        • 5.2.b   SYSLOG
        • 5.2.c   DHCP
        • 5.2.d   DNS
           
      • 5.3   Configure and Troubleshoot Interface settings
         
      • 5.4   Configure and Troubleshoot unified AP
        • 5.4.a   Dot1x
        • 5.4.b   Locally significant certificates
        • 5.4.c   Office extend
        • 5.4.d   AP Modes
        • 5.4.e   AP Authentication and authorization
        • 5.4.f   High availability
        • 5.4.g   Logging
        • 5.4.h   Local and global configuration
           
      • 5.5   Configure and Troubleshoot AP groups
         
      • 5.6   Configure and Troubleshoot WLANs
        • 5.6.a   Client exclusion
        • 5.6.b   Load balancing
        • 5.6.c   Band select
        • 5.6.d   Passive clients
        • 5.6.f   DHCP policies
        • 5.6.g   multicast VLAN
        • 5.6.h   Radio policies
           
      • 5.7   Configure and troubleshoot H-REAP
        • 5.7.a   Local authorization
        • 5.7.b   H-REAP groups
        • 5.7.c   H-REAP local switching
        • 5.7.d   Address learning
           
      • 5.8   Configure and troubleshoot Radio Settings
        • 5.8.a   Client link
        • 5.8.b   Power
        • 5.8.c   Channel settings
        • 5.8.d   Antenna selection
        • 5.8.e   Beaconing
        • 5.8.f   Data rates
        • 5.8.g   Channel bonding
        • 5.8.h   Cleanair
          • 5.8.h (i)   EDDRRM
          • 5.8.h (ii)   Interferer detection
          • 5.8.h (iii)   Air qualilty
             
      • 5.9   Implement RRM and AutoRF
        • 5.9.a   Country selection
        • 5.9.b   CHD, DCA, TPC
        • 5.9.c   RF groups
        • 5.9.d   Profiles
           
      • 5.10   Implement Local DHCP services for clients
         
      • 5.11   Configure and troubleshoot Security settings
        • 5.11.a   L2 security policies (IEEE 802.11i, static dynamic WEP, MAC
                       filtering, and so on)
        • 5.11.b   AAA (WLC to RADIUS or LDAP)
        • 5.11.c   Local EAP authentication (against local user list, and external
                       LDAP)
        • 5.11.d   Peer-to-peer blocking
        • 5.11.e   L3 security policies (WebAuth and passthrough)
        • 5.11.f   WPS settings (IDS)
        • 5.11.g   ACL Interface, CPU and WLAN
        • 5.11.h   NAC
        • 5.11.i   MFP
           
      • 5.12   Configure and troubleshoot mobility
        • 5.12.a   L2/L3 roaming
        • 5.12.b   Multicast optimization
        • 5.12.c   Mobility group scaling
        • 5.12.d   Inter-release controller mobility groups
           
      • 5.13   Configure and troubleshoot controller redundancy and fallback (APs
                   and clients)
         
      • 5.14   Configure and troubleshoot wired and wireless guests
         
      • 5.15   Configure and troubleshoot multicast
         
      • 5.16   Configure and troubleshoot QoS
        • 5.16.a   BW profile metal
        • 5.16.b   EDCA
        • 5.16.c   BW restrictions
        • 5.16.d   Per user BW roles
           
      • 5.17   Configure and troubleshoot Mesh
        • 5.17.a   AP authorization
        • 5.17.b   BGN
        • 5.17.c   Ethernet bridging
        • 5.17.d   Serial backhaul
           
  • 12%     6.0   Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN Services
     

      • 6.1   Configure and troubleshoot management access
        • 6.1.a   AAA
        • 6.1.b   Virtual domain
           
      • 6.2   Configure and troubleshoot NTP
         
      • 6.3   Perform basic Operations
        • 6.3.a   Create and deploy templates, template groups
        • 6.3.b   Create a floor coverage proposal
        • 6.3.c   Prepare the building/floor maps
        • 6.3.d   Implement controllers to WCS
        • 6.3.e   High availability
        • 6.3.f   AP placement
        • 6.3.g   Understand license managing
        • 6.3.h   Mesh monitoring
        • 6.3.i   Audits
           
      • 6.4   Performing maintenance operations
        • 6.4.a   Backups
        • 6.4.b   WCS upgrade
        • 6.4.c   WLC upgrade
        • 6.4.d   MSE upgrade
        • 6.4.e   Client troubleshooting
        • 6.4.f   AP conversion
        • 6.4.g   Logging
           
      • 6.5   Security management
        • 6.5.a   Audit configuration
        • 6.5.b   Rogue Detection, classification and management
        • 6.5.c   Alerts
        • 6.5.d   Alarms and Events
        • 6.5.e   Security index
        • 6.5.f   IDS / WIPS
        • 6.5.g   RF Management
          • 6.5.g (i)   RRM events
          • 6.5.g (ii)   Cleanair
        • 6.5.g   Service levels
           
      • 6.6   Implement MSE
        • 6.6.a   Configure and troubleshoot management access
        • 6.6.b   Implement network services
        • 6.6.c   Perform maintenance operations
           
  • 14%     7.0   Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN Services
     

      • 7.1   Understand Service characteristics, capabilities and limitations
         
      • 7.2   Voice for autonomous deployments
        • 7.2.a   RF Design considerations
        • 7.2b   Implement the network infrastructure to support VoWLAN
        • 7.2.c   General configuration settings
        • 7.2.d   Security settings
        • 7.2.e   CAC
        • 7.2.f   Audit Voice deployments
           
      • 7.3   Voice for unified deployments
        • 7.3.a   RF Design considerations
        • 7.3.b   Implement the network infrastructure to support VoWLAN
        • 7.3.c   General configuration settings
        • 7.3.d   Security settings
        • 7.3.e   CAC
        • 7.3.f   Audit Voice deployments
           
      • 7.4   Video
        • 7.4.a   RF Design considerations
        • 7.4.b   Implement the network infrastructure to support VoWWLAN
        • 7.4.c   General configuration settings
        • 7.4.d   CAC
           
      • 7.5   Context-aware services
        • 7.5.a   RF Design Considerations
        • 7.5.b   Location
        • 7.5.c   Notifications
           
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