Using Prime Infrastructure to Manage Wireless Networks (PIMWN)


Using Prime Infrastructure to Manage Wireless Networks (PIMWN)

New – Master controller firmware release v8.0 as well as Cisco Prime Infrastructure software release v3.3.

PIMWN - Using Prime Infrastructure to Manage Wireless Networks is an updated version of the NMENPI and WMNGI courses. PIMWN focuses on using Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release v3.3 to manage Cisco wireless networks.

In this course students will learn:

  • About Cisco Prime Infrastructure dashboards to get a quick view of devices, performance information and various incidents. To perform device management operations such as adding devices, running discovery, managing network inventories, groups and software images, configuring device archives, and auditing configuration changes on devices.
  • How to create maps using Next Generation site maps that was introduced in Cisco Prime Infrastructure Release 3.3.
  • To effectively manage devices by creating composite templates or using predefined templates.
  • How to create a lobby ambassador and configure guest user accounts to provide secure guest access.
  • How to implement the guest access feature set and controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control.
  • To implement local profiling and policies on the 2504 wireless LAN controller.
  • To monitor and troubleshoot your network by monitoring devices, interfaces and the wireless network.
  • To create reports, view saved report templates, and run scheduled reports to provide information about system and network health.

  • Describe fundamental network management concepts and introduce the features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the inventory with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Map the wireless network using the tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the devices and configuration archive in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Successfully configure the guest access feature set
  • Explain and implement controller based features such as Bonjour Services and Application Visibility & Control through Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Network Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Operations personnel
  • Anyone needing training on Cisco Prime Infrastructure v3.3


Module 1: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

  • What is Network Management?
  • Exploring the Network Management Process
  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 2: Inventory Management

  • Network Inventory
  • Groups
  • Network Device Software Images

Module 3: Map the Wireless Network

  • Wireless Maps
  • Cisco MSE
  • Location Services
  • Mobile Clients
  • Network Topology Maps

Module 4: Managing Role-based Access Control

  • Virtual Domains
  • Local User Authentication and Authorization
  • Remote AAA Mode Settings

Module 5: Configuration Management

  • Configuration Archive
  • Configuration Templates for Wired Devices
  • Configuration Templates for Wireless Devices
  • Plug and Play

Module 6: Managing Guest Access

  • Guest Access Methods
  • Guest Access Features through Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Module 7: Application and Device Support

  • Bonjour Services
  • Application Visibility and Control (AVC)
  • Client Profiling

Module 8: Monitor and Troubleshoot

  • Devices and Interfaces
  • Wireless Network
  • Applications
  • Security wIPS
  • Clients and Users
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Reports


Lab Familiarization and Setup

Lab 1: Configure Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Lab 2: Initial Server Configuration

Lab 3: Populate the Network Inventory

Lab 4: Manage the Network Inventory

Lab 5: Manage Groups

Lab 6: Manage Wireless Maps

Lab 7: Configuring Location Services

Lab 8: Manage Network Topology Maps

Lab 9: Create a Virtual Domain and Add a User

Lab 10: Enable AAA Remote Access

Lab 11: Manage the Configuration Archive

Lab 12: Manage Wired Device Templates

Lab 13: Manage Wireless Device Configuration

Lab 14: Configuring Local Guest Access via Prime Infrastructure

Lab 15: Configuring Guest Access with an Anchor Controller

Lab 16: Enabling Application Visibility and Control on the 2504 Controller

Lab 17: Enabling Client Profiling on the 2504 Controller

Lab 18: Monitor Devices and Interfaces

Lab 19: Using Location Services

Lab 20: Configuring wIPS

Lab 21: Track Clients, Users, and Applications

Lab 22: Integrate the ISE with Prime Infrastructure

Lab 23: Generate Reports

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Jul 27-31 (9:30am-6pm) EST


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