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642-732 CUWSS

Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey

Exam Number 642-732 CUWSS
Associated Certifications CCNP Wireless
Duration 75 minutes (50 - 60 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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The CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey exam is the exam associated with the CCNP Wireless certification. This exam assesses a candidate's capability to plan and conduct a wireless site survey, to design the RF network and to conduct a post installation assessment to ensure compliancy. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey course.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the 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 guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

  • 16%     1.0   Prepare for the Site Survey

      • 1.1   Identify customer requirements
        • 1.1.a   Business and RF application needs (voice, data, location)
        • 1.1.b   Industry vertical
        • 1.1.c   Customer questionnaire
      • 1.2   Identify customer facility requirements
        • 1.2.a   Single-floor
        • 1.2.b   Multi-floor
        • 1.2.c   Campus (indoor and outdoor)
        • 1.2.d   Warehouse
        • 1.2.e   Obtain digital floor plans from customer
      • 1.3   Identify customer requirements for type of client devices
      • 1.4   Identify regulatory issues
        • 1.4.a   Country codes (-e, -i, -a, -n)
      • 1.5   Identify safety and aesthetic considerations
        • 1.5.a   NEC Ratings
        • 1.5.b   Fire codes
        • 1.5.c   OSHA
        • 1.5.d   MSHA
        • 1.5.e   Site-specific hazard awareness
      • 1.6   Assess existing network infrastructure
      • 1.7   Assess logistical considerations
        • 1.7.a   Resources
        • 1.7.b   Time
        • 1.7.c   Access
        • 1.7.d   Deployment requirements
      • 1.8   Determine 802.11n impact on network infrastructure
  • 16%     2.0   Plan for the Site Survey

      • 2.1   Select proper survey mode
        • 2.1.a   Data
        • 2.1.b   Voice
        • 2.1.c   Video
        • 2.1.d   Location
        • 2.1.e   Bridging (point-to-point; point-to-multipoint)
        • 2.1.f   Hybrid
      • 2.2   Determine proper deployment characteristics
        • 2.2.a   Dense deployment
        • 2.2.b   Highly mobile (Many cells, high-reliability, and fast-moving
                      clients) vs. nomadic (temporary position)
        • 2.2.c   Indoor and outdoor mesh
        • 2.2.d   Use Predictive Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) planning
      • 2.3   Select survey equipment
      • 2.4   Determine site survey best practices for customer environment
      • 2.5   Identify impact of material attenuation
      • 2.6   Identify survey documentation needed for customer report
  • 30%     3.0   Conduct the Site Survey

      • 3.1   Conduct a Layer 1 survey (Cisco Spectrum Expert)
      • 3.2   Select proper antenna to conduct the site survey
      • 3.3   Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for indoor environment
        • 3.3.a   Select proper access point to conduct the site survey
                     (use what is purchased)
        • 3.3.b   Configure access point
        • 3.3.c   Survey with proper client
        • 3.3.d   Utilize proper survey techniques
      • 3.4   Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for outdoor point-to-point and point-
                 to-multipoint networks
      • 3.5   Conduct the Layer 2 site survey for outdoor mesh network
  • 12%     4.0   Design the RF Network

      • 4.1   Determine infrastructure requirements
        • 4.1.a   AC power and Power over Ethernet (PoE)
        • 4.1.b   Understand cableplant considerations
        • 4.1.c   Mounting considerations National Electrical Manufacturers
                      Association (NEMA)
        • 4.1.d   Outdoor grounding and lightning protection
        • 4.1.e   Rack capacity
        • 4.1.f   Switch port capacity
      • 4.2   Determine the AP count and subsequent controller and license
        • 4.2.a   Autonomous vs. controller-based deployment
      • 4.3   Generate the WLAN design documentation
        • 4.3.a   Indoor
        • 4.3.b   Outdoor mesh
        • 4.3.c   Outdoor point-to-point and multipoint
  • 26%     5.0   Conduct Post Deployment Assessment

      • 5.1   Verify RF coverage
        • 5.1.a   Utilize tools (for example, AirMagnet) for audit
        • 5.1.b   RRM, controller, network appliance tweaks
      • 5.2  Verify network applications and performance
        • 5.2.a   Apply WCS tools (voice readiness, location readiness, site
      • 5.3   Reconcile any deployment issues
      • 5.4   Assemble and deliver installation report to customer
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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