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640-722 IUWNE

Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials

Exam Number 640-722 IUWNE
Associated Certifications CCNA Wireless
Duration 90 minutes (75 to 85 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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The 640-722 Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essential (IUWNE) exam is the exam associated with the CCNA Wireless certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essential (IUWNE) course.

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.

  • 20%     1.0   Describe WLAN Fundamentals

      • 1.1   Describe basics of spread spectrum technology
      • 1.2   Describe the impact of various wireless technologies
        • 1.2.a   Bluetooth
        • 1.2.b   WiMAX
        • 1.2.c   ZigBee
        • 1.2.d   Cordless phone
      • 1.3   Describe wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications
        • 1.3.a   FCC
        • 1.3.b   ETSI
        • 1.3.c   802.11a/b/g/n
        • 1.3.d   WiFi Alliance
      • 1.4   Describe WLAN RF principles
        • 1.4.a   Antenna types
        • 1.4.b   RF gain/loss
        • 1.4.c   EIRP
        • 1.4.d   Refraction
        • 1.4.e   Reflection
      • 1.5   Describe networking technologies used in wireless
        • 1.5.a   SSID to WLAN_ID to Interface to VLAN
        • 1.5.b   802.1q trunking
      • 1.6   Describe wireless topologies
        • 1.6.a   Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS)
        • 1.6.b   Basic Service Set (BSS)
        • 1.6.c   Extended Service Set (ESS)
        • 1.6.d   Point-to-point
        • 1.6.e   Point-to-multipoint
        • 1.6.f   Mesh
        • 1.6.g   Bridging
      • 1.7   Describe 802.11 authentication and encryption methods
        • 1.7.a   Open
        • 1.7.b   Shared
        • 1.7.c   802.1X
        • 1.7.d   EAP
        • 1.7.e   TKIP
        • 1.7.f   AES
      • 1.8   Describe frame types
        • 1.8.a   Associated and unassociated
        • 1.8.b   Management
        • 1.8.c   Control
        • 1.8.d   Data
      • 1.9   Describe basic RF deployment considerations related to site survey
                 design of data or VoWLAN applications
        • 1.9.a   Common RF interference sources such as devices, building
                     material, AP location
        • 1.9.b   Basic RF site survey design related to channel reuse, signal
                     strength, and cell overlap
        • 1.9.c   DNS
        • 1.9.d   DHCP
        • 1.9.e   TFTP
        • 1.9.f   NTP
        • 1.9.g   CDP/LLDP
  • 17%     2.0   Install a Basic Cisco Wireless LAN

      • 2.1   Identify the components of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network
        • 2.1.a   Split MAC
        • 2.1.b   LWAPP
        • 2.1.c   Stand-alone AP vs controller-based AP
        • 2.1.d   Specific hardware examples
      • 2.2   Install and configure autonomous access points in the small
                 business environment
      • 2.3   Describe the modes of controller-based AP deployment
        • 2.3.a   Local
        • 2.3.b   Monitor
        • 2.3.c   HREAP
        • 2.3.d   Sniffer
        • 2.3.e   Rogue detector
        • 2.3.f   bridge
        • 2.3.g   OEAP
        • 2.3.h   SE-Connect
      • 2.4   Describe controller-based AP discovery and association
        • 2.4.a   DHCP
        • 2.4.b   DNS
        • 2.4.c   Master-Controller
        • 2.4.d   Primary-Secondary-Tertiary
        • 2.4.e   n+1 redundancy
      • 2.5   Describe roaming
        • 2.5.a   Layer 2 and Layer 3
        • 2.5.b   Intra-controller and inter-controller
        • 2.5.c   Mobility list
      • 2.6   Configure a WLAN controller and access points
        • 2.6.a   WLC: ports, interfaces, WLANs, NTP, CLI and Web UI, CLI
                      wizard, and link aggregation group (LAG)
        • 2.6.b   AP: Channel and Power
      • 2.7   Describe Radio Resource Management (RRM) fundamentals
                 including ED-RRM
      • 2.8   Verify basic wireless network operation
  • 15%     3.0   Install Wireless Clients

      • 3.1   Describe client WLAN configuration requirements, such as SSID,
                security selection, and authentication
      • 3.2   Identify basic configuration of common wireless supplicants
        • 3.2.a   Macintosh
        • 3.2.b   Intel Wireless Pro
        • 3.2.c   Windows
        • 3.2.d   iOS
        • 3.2.e   Android
      • 3.3   Describe basic AnyConnect 3.0 or above wireless configuration
      • 3.4   Identify capabilities available in CCX versions 1 through 5
  • 19%     4.0   Implement Basic WLAN Security

      • 4.1   Describe the general framework of wireless security and security
        • 4.1.a   Authentication
        • 4.1.b   Encryption
        • 4.1.c   MFP
        • 4.1.d   IPS
      • 4.2   Describe the evolution of supported authentication methods
        • 4.2.a   PSK
        • 4.2.b   802.1X including EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, LEAP, and
      • 4.3   Configure the different sources of authentication
        • 4.3.a   EAP local or EAP external
        • 4.3.b   RADIUS
      • 4.4   Configure authentication and encryption methods on a WLAN
        • 4.4.a   WPA/WPA2 with PSK and 802.1x
      • 4.5   Implement wireless guest networking
  • 17%     5.0   Operate Basic WCS

      • 5.1   Identify key functions of Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) and
                 Navigator (versions and licensing)
      • 5.2   Navigate WCS interface
      • 5.3   Configure controllers and access points (APs)
        • 5.3.a   Using the Configuration tab, not templates
      • 5.4   Use preconfigured maps in the WCS
        • 5.4.a   Adding/relocating/removing access points
        • 5.4.b   Turn on/off heat maps
        • 5.4.c   View client location
        • 5.4.d   View CleanAir zones of influence
      • 5.5   Use the WCS monitor tab and alarm summary to verify the WLAN
      • 5.6   Generate standard WCS reports
        • 5.6.a   Inventory
        • 5.6.b   CleanAir
        • 5.6.c   Client-related
        • 5.6.d   AP-related
        • 5.6.e   Utilization
  • 12%     6.0   Conduct Basic WLAN Maintenance and

      • 6.1   Identify and use basic WLAN troubleshooting tools
        • 6.1.a   WLC show debug
        • 6.1.b   Logging for client to AP connectivity, AP-to-controller connectivity
      • 6.2   Use the WCS client troubleshooting tool
      • 6.3   Transfer logs, configuration files, and operating system images to
                  and from the WLC via the GUI
      • 6.4   Differentiate and use WLC and AP (autonomous and LAP)
                  management access methods
        • 6.4.a   Console port
        • 6.4.b   CLI
        • 6.4.c   Telnet
        • 6.4.d   SSH
        • 6.4.e   HTTP
        • 6.4.f   HTTPS
        • 6.4.g   Wired versus wireless management
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)

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