I originally started my blog as a place to keep my CCIEW study notes. Since then I started blogging about the things I am learning in wifi space (though it is not related to CCIEW exam). Since I passed my CCIEW lab exam in Aug 2013, I have done lots of posts mainly focusing CWNP certifications. So if you are new to my blog it is very hard to find all blog posts related to CCIEW exam in a logical order.
So in this post I will list down all the related posts I have written related to CCIEW exam (I could not believe, there are 160+ posts 😯 ). I tried to map my post to the CCIEW_Lab_v2_Blueprint, so you can follow them easily. I used section 0 to any post related to planning/preparation work for lab exam. Note that all posts done using the software version specified in CCIEWv2.0 blueprint (WLC 18.104.22.168, ACS5.2)
0.0 CCIE Journey Planning
– Started my 2nd CCIE Journey…. It is CCIE-Wireless!
– Organizing Technotes & Config Examples
– Written Exam Strategy !!!!
– How much do you need to read for cciew ?
– My Home Lab – I am getting there…
– CAPWAP Packet Analysis using wireshark
– “show archive config differences” is your Friend
– Do you know enough about CCIEW v2.0
– Save Time with “Alias”
– How to Configure CME ?
– CCIE Wireless Remote Racks
– Inspiring Triple CCIE Success Story
– Learning CLI in Quick Time
– What Did I learn from my 1st Attempt
– 20th Aug – My Lucky Day
– How to Become a CCIE Wireless …
– My winning Strategy
1.0 Configure & Troubleshoot L2/L 3 Infrastructure to Support WLANs (10%)
1.1 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs
– STP Root Port Selection
– Configuring Root Guard & Loop Guard
– Configuring BPDU Guard & Filtering
– Configuring STP in 12.2 SXI
– Configuring STP – Portfast in 12.2 SXI
– Configuring HSRP
1.2 Configure and troubleshoot network connectivity for various devices
– VoIP Phone – Switchport Config
1.3 Configure and troubleshoot PoE for APs
1.4 Configure and troubleshoot QoS on the switching infrastructure
– 3750/3560/2960 Wired QoS
– Best Practice QoS Config ?
1.5 Configure and troubleshoot multicast on the switching infrastructure
– Multicast Deployment Types
– Multicast Address Allocation
– IGMP Basics
– Test Yourself- Basic Multicast
– PIM-SM Static RP Configurations
– PIM-SM Auto-RP configurations
– PIM-SM BSR configurations
– MSDP with Anycast RP
1.6 Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv4 connectivity
1.7 Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 connectivity
– IPv6 Basics
– Configuring IPv6 Routing
1.8 Configure and troubleshoot wired security
1.9 Implement client to connect and authenticate to SSIDs
2.0 Configure and Troubleshoot Infrastructure Application Services (10%)
2.1 Configure and troubleshoot DNS, DHCP, NTP, syslog, and SNMP
– Understanding DHCP
– IOS DHCP Add. Reservation
– Hex to String Conversion
– Understanding DHCP Snooping
– Understanding DHCP Option 82
– WLC – DHCP Option 82 Configuration Example
– Syslog & Msg Log in WLC
– Suppress a Syslog Msg
– WLC Login Banner
– NTP Basics
– Configuring SNMP on WLC
2.2 Configure and troubleshoot AAA server infrastructure
– AAA Basics – Part 1
– Configuring TACACS on WLC
– WLC Admin Access via TACACS
– Configuring RADIUS on WLC
2.2.a Client authentication
2.2.b Management authentication
2.2.c Basic PKI for dot1x and WebAuth
3.0 Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model (12%)
3.1 Configure and control management access
3.2 Configure and troubleshoot network services
3.3 Configure and troubleshoot different modes and roles
– Autonomous AP with External RADIUS
– WorkGroup Bridge – WGB Configurations
– WGB with PSK
– WGB Config Example
– WGB with CAPWAP
– WGB with EAP-FAST
– Reliable Multicast with WGB
– WGB – Roaming – Part 1
– IOS AP-WGB with Multiple VLAN
– Unified AP-WGB with Multiple VLAN
– Autonomous AP – Wireless Bridges
– Autonomous AP – Repeater
3.4 Configure and troubleshoot SSID and MBSSID
– Multiple SSID Config on Autonomous AP
3.5 Configure and troubleshoot security
– Configuring Authentication in AAP
– Autonomous AP with LEAP Security
– Autonomous AP as Local Radius Server
– Autonomous AP with WPA-PSK Security
– Autonomous AP with WEP Security
3.6 Configure and troubleshoot radio settings
– Packet Retries & Max-Retries
– Autonomous AP- Client ARP Caching
– Autonomous AP- Configuring Filters
3.7 Configure and troubleshoot IGMP snooping
3.8 Configure and troubleshoot QoS
– Autonomous AP – QoS
– A Wireless Bridge with QoS
– AAP QoS – A Closer Look
3.9 Configure and troubleshoot WDS (L2)
3.10 Upgrade Autonomous to Unified
– Lightweight to Autonomous (vice versa) Conversion…
– AP Conversion using MODE Button
4.0 Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (40%)
4.1 Configure and control management access
– Backup & Restore WLC configs
– WLC Discovery via Broadcast
– AP Registration
4.2 Configure and troubleshoot network services
4.3 Configure and troubleshoot interface settings
– Configuring Dynamic Interfaces on WLC
4.4 Configure and troubleshoot a unified AP
– Troubleshooting Wireless LAN
– Deubug EAP Client Authentication
– WLC Client Debug – Part 1
– WLC Client Debug – Part 2
– WLC Client Debug – Part 3
4.4.c Office extend
– Configuring OEAP
– How does OEAP work ?
4.4.d AP modes
4.4.e AP authentication and authorization
4.4.f High availability
– AP Failover
4.4.h Local and global configuration
– Configuring TCP MSS on WLC
4.5 Configure and troubleshoot AP groups
– Configuring AP Groups
4.6 Configure and troubleshoot WLANs
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 1
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 2
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 3
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 4
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 5
– WLAN Config via CLI – Part 6
4.6.a Client exclusion
4.6.b Load balancing
4.6.c Band select
4.6.d Passive clients
– Passive Clients
4.6.e DHCP policies
4.6.f Multicast VLAN
– Understanding “VLAN Select” Feature
4.6.g Radio policies
4.7 Configure and troubleshoot H-REAP
– HREAP Modes of Operation
– HREAP with RADIUS
4.8 Configure and troubleshoot radio settings
– Configuring AP Retransmission Interval
– Probe Request Forwarding
4.8.h Cisco CleanAir
– Event Driven RRM
4.9 Implement RRM and Auto RF
4.9.a Country selection
–Configuring Country Codes on WLC
4.9.b CHD, DCA, and TPC
– RF Power Terminology
– RRM Basics
– Configuring RRM
– Configuring TPC
– Configuring Coverage Hole Detection (CHD)
– Configuring DCA
– Configuring ClientLink
4.9.c RF groups
4.10 Implement local DHCP services for clients
4.11 Configure and troubleshoot security settings
– EAP Overview
– Configuring EAP-TLS on WLC
– PEAP & EAP-FAST with ACS 5.2
4.11.b AAA (WLC to RADIUS or LDAP)
– ACS 5.2 Compatible Browsers
– How to Patch ACS ?
– Called & Calling Station ID
– AAA Override with ACS5.2
4.11.c Local EAP authentication (against local user list and external LDAP)
– Configuring Local EAP on WLC
4.11.d Peer-to-peer blocking
4.11.e L3 security policies (WebAuth and passthrough)
– WLC – Web Authentication
4.11.f WPS settings (IDS)
4.11.g ACL (interface, CPU, and WLAN)
– WLC – Access Control List (ACL)
– WLC ACL via CLI
– Configuring MFP
4.12 Configure and troubleshoot mobility
– Wireless Mobility Basics
– L2 Inter Controller Roaming
– L3 Inter Controller Roaming
– Auto-Anchor Mobility
– Auto-Anchor Foreign Mapping
– Static IP Clients Mobility
– Mobility Ping Tests
– Configuring Mobility on WLC
– Mobility Config via CLI
4.14 Configure and troubleshoot wired and wireless guests
– Wired Guest Access
– Wired Guest Config via CLI
4.15 Configure and troubleshoot multicast
4.16 Configure and troubleshoot QoS
– Understanding Wireless QoS – Part 1
– Understanding Wireless QoS – Part 2
– Understanding Wireless QoS – Part 3
– Understanding Wireless QoS – Part 4
– Understanding Wireless QoS – Part 5
– Who do you trust ? (DSCP or CoS)
– WMM & QoS Profile
– QoS for H-REAP
– Wireless QoS Tech Note
4.17 Configure and troubleshoot mesh
5.0 Configure and Troubleshoot WCS (10%)
5.1 Configure and troubleshoot management access
5.2 Configure and troubleshoot NTP
5.3 Perform basic operations
5.4 Perform maintenance operations
5.5 Security management
– Rogue Classification
5.6 RF management
5.7 Implement MSE
– Mobility Service Engine (MSE)
6.0 Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN Services (18%)
6.1 Voice for autonomous deployments
6.2 Voice for unified deployments
– 7925 Deployment Guidelines Summary
– WLC Config for VoWLAN
– 7 Guidelines for Better VoWLAN
– 7925G – Power Management
– Understanding TSPEC
– Wireless Multicast is not working – Why ?
– Understanding “VideoStream” feature
– Media Stream Config via CLI
You can select these notes from the menu appear in my blog home page as shown below.
Many, many thanks for this!
No worries, enjoy your wifi studies
Omar Garcia said:
an excellent post I will check every item to learn more about networking.
Thanks Omar, yes use this free stuff to achieve your dream in CCIEW
Hi Rasika, Your blog is a great and unique tool to prepare for CCIEw. Thanks a million for your time and effort..
Thank for feedback & Have fun with this in wireless studies.
Thank you. Am sure it will come in handy once I start on the CCIE Wireless. Currently targetting the CCNP Wireless 🙂
Even in CCIE level they tested fundenentals, so atart reading those as lot of them cover basics like DHCP, NTP, QoS, multicast, L2/L3 infrasructure, etc.
Some time you may find it useful for CCNPW as well.
Yep, I know. I do follow each and every post that you make 🙂
chandra bose said:
Its very helpful to prepare my CCNPW. Many many thanks for your effort and time.
No prob Chandra. Enjoy ur studies
Excellent. Thanks a lot.
You can use this for ur CCIE. In return I am sure you can make a list from your blog as well.
Sure I will but after my lab exam.
Once again thanks.
Thank you so much 🙂 I am beginner in wireless and learning lot from this blog… currently preparing CCNPW… Lot more to go 🙂
Good to hear that… 🙂
Jose Contreras said:
All your post are very helpful to prepare my CCNP Wireless.
Good to hear that Jose
it’s Really Good blog
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Leo Rajan said:
I am an Oracle DBA and I would like to take CCIE certification on Wireless. I know this is a long journey. Since I am a beginner I would like to take the right path to achieve my goal. I have no idea on where to start?
Could you please advise me on this? Any kind of references like blogs or websites is appreciated.
I would suggest you to start with building a small scale home lab.
Then learn WiFi fundamentals, some thing like this course I would highly recommended.
Once you familiar with basic RF, build advanced skills on configure/troubleshoot Cisco WiFi products if you are go for CCIEW
Jun Li said:
Great thanks for your every single note.
Enjoy it while studying 🙂
I am a big fan!
Thank you for all your efforts,
Wanted to ask, I am preparing my CCIE wireless lab and wondring if it possible to do full virtual lab at home?
What do you mean by virtual lab ? As you know in wireless you need to have physical APs to test RF.
In v3.0 you need to invest a lot to have a home lab identical to exact lab topology (5760/3850/2504/5508/etc)
I would suggest you to have at least 2504 & 3650 switch with some AP models. With those you should be able to cover 60-70% of scenarios.
Could you please share the CCNP wireless Pdf book and also suggest online learning tool.
I am not able to share those ebooks, not ethical to share it (you have to buy it)
Nice stuff Rasika,
Can you suggest me a book to prepare for CCNPW which covers new curriculum ?
There are no Cisco press books that I know of…
I would suggest cisco config examples/technotes and ciscolive365.com materials (filtered to blue print topics)
i am interested in networking field , so plzz can u guide me in achieving the certificate …plzz sir i have sent mail to many none reply your the last hope
waiting for ur reply
Which certificate you looking for Rahul ?
I am working with Aruba for 4 years with both outdoor and indoor setups. I have ACMP, ACDX, CWNA, CWSP and CWDP. But no Cisco certs nor worked with Cisco infrastructure. Can you advise if attempting CCIE W is a good idea by following your guide and blog or should I go step by step from CCNA to CCNP to CCIE?
Great site ! Thanks.
I’m preparing for CCNP Wireless but now I’m thinking, why not CCIE W 🙂
The CCIE W reading list @ learningnetwork.cicso.com is +/- 70% covered by the CCNA & CCNP Wireless books.
What would you recommed to study extra for the CCIE Wireless Written ?
If you are comfortable with topics covered in CCNA/CCNP wireless books, then I would suggest to give it a go to CCIEW (make sure you review for CCIEW blue print for written & fill any gaps).
Here is an upcoming book worth reading for CCIEW
Thank u for the valuable Information!
Thanks for the feedback Pawan…
Any new CCIE Wireless training material to share?
Can you explain in easy terms about Data Rates in Wireless Controllers why it is required and functionality.
Great post! I really appreciate your effort and sharing.