CCIE Wireless v3.1 Written Topics

Cisco is changing the CCIE Wireless Exam from July 25th 2016. Following are the written exam topics.




Written Topics:


11% 1.0 Planning & Designing WLAN Technologies
1.1 Describe WLAN organizations and regulations
1.2 Describe IEEE 802.11 standards and protocols
1.3 Plan & design wireless solutions requirements
1.3.a Translate customer requirements into services and design recommendations
1.3.b Identify ambiguity and/or information gaps
1.3.c Evaluate interoperability of proposed technologies against deployed IP network
infrastructure & technologies
1.3.d Select an appropriate deployment model
1.3.e Regulatory domains and country codes
1.4 RF planning, designing and validation
1.4.a RF Design / Site survey
1.4.a [i] Define the tasks/goals for a preliminary site survey
1.4.a [ii] Conduct the site survey
1.4.a [iii]Determine AP quantity, placement and antenna type
1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments
1.4.b [i] Coverage
1.4.b [ii] Throughput
1.4.b [iii]Voice
1.4.b [iv]Location
1.4.b [v] HD
1.4.c Construct an RF operational model that includes:
1.4.c [i] Radio resource management (Auto-RF, manual, hybrid, TPC and DCA)
1.4.c [ii] Channel use (radar, non-WiFi interference)
1.4.c [iii] Power level, overlap
1.4.c [iv] RF profiles
1.4.d Validate implemented RF deployment
10% 2.0 Configure and Troubleshoot the Network Infrastructure
2.1 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs
2.1.a VLANs
2.1.b VTP
2.1.c STP
2.1.d Etherchannel
2.1.e HSRP
2.1.f VSS
2.1.g Stacking
2.2 Plan network infrastructure capacity
2.3 Configure and troubleshoot network connectivity for:
2.3.a WLAN clients
2.3.b WLCs
2.3.c Lightweight APs
2.3.d Autonomous Aps
2.4 Configure and troubleshoot PoE for Aps
2.5 Configure and troubleshoot QoS on the switching infrastructure
2.5.a MQC
2.5.b Mls qos
2.6 Configure and troubleshoot multicast on the switching infrastructure
2.6.a PIM-SM
2.6.b Auto-RP
2.6.c Static-RP
2.6.d IGMP
2.6.e IGMP snooping
2.6.f MLD
2.7 Configure and troubleshoot 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
2.8.c Basic OSPFv3
2.8.d Basic EIGRP address families
2.9 Configure and troubleshoot wired security
2.9.a ACLs (v4/v6)
2.9.b dot1X
2.9.c Port-security
2.9.d SXP, SGT
2.10 Configure and troubleshoot network services
2.10.a DNS
2.10.b DHCPv4 / DHCPv6
2.10.c NTP, SNTP
2.10.d SYSLOG
2.10.e SNMP
2.10.f CDP, LLDP
2.10.g SDG. mDNS
10% 3.0 Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model
3.1 Configuring and troubleshooting different modes and roles
3.1.a Root
3.1.b WGB
3.1.c Bridge
3.2 Configuring and troubleshooting SSID/MBSSID
3.3 Configuring and troubleshooting security
3.3.a L2 security policies
3.3.b Association filters
3.3.c PSPF
3.3.d Local radius
3.3.e dot1x profiles
3.3.f Guest
3.4 Configuring and troubleshooting radio settings
3.5 Configuring and troubleshooting multicast
3.6 Configuring and troubleshooting QoS
18% 4.0 Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Centralized)
4.1 Configuring and controlling management access
4.2 Configuring and troubleshooting interfaces
4.3 Configuring and troubleshooting lightweight APs
4.3.a dot1x
4.3.b LSC
4.3.c AP modes
4.3.d AP authentication / authorization
4.3.e Logging
4.3.f Local / global configuration
4.4 Configuring and troubleshooting high availability and redundancy
4.4.a Clients
4.4.b APs
4.4.c WLCs
4.5 Configuring and troubleshooting wireless segmentation
4.5.a RF profiles
4.5.b AP groups
4.5.c Flexconnect
4.6 Configuring and troubleshooting wireless security policies
4.6.a WLANs
4.6.b L2/L3 security
4.6.c Rogue policies
4.6.d Local EAP
4.6.e Local profiling
4.6.f ACLs
4.6.g Certificates
4.7 Configuring and troubleshooting Flexconnect and Office Extend
4.8 Configuring and troubleshooting Mesh
4.9 Implement RF management
4.9.a Static RF management
4.9.b Automatic RF management
4.9.c CleanAir
4.9.d Data rates
4.10 Configuring and troubleshooting WLC control plane security
4.10.a AAA
4.10.b CPU ACLs
4.10.c Management via wireless interface
4.10.d Management via dynamic interface
4.11 Configuring and troubleshooting mobility
4.11.a L2/L3 roaming
4.11.b Multicast optimization
4.11.c Mobility group scaling
4.11.d Inter-release controller mobility
4.11.e New mobility
4.11.f Mobility anchoring
4.12 Configuring and troubleshooting multicast
11% 5.0 Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged)
5.1 Configuring and controlling management access
5.2 Configuring and troubleshooting Interfaces
5.3 Configuring and troubleshooting lightweight APs
5.3.a dot1x
5.3.b AP authentication / authorization
5.3.c Logging
5.3.d Local / global configuration
5.4 Configuring and troubleshooting high availability and redundancy
5.4.a Clients
5.4.b APs
5.4.c WLCs
5.5 Configuring and troubleshooting wireless segmentation
5.5.a RF profiles
5.5.b AP groups
5.6 Configuring and Troubleshooting wireless security policies
5.6.a WLANs
5.6.b L2/L3 security
5.6.c Rogue policies
5.6.d Local EAP
5.6.e ACLs
5.6.f Certificates
5.7 Implement RF management
5.7.a Static RF management
5.7.b Automatic RF management
5.7.c CleanAir
5.7.d Data rates
5.8 Configuring and troubleshooting WLC control plane security
5.8.a AAA
5.8.b Basic control plane policing
5.9 Configuring and troubleshooting mobility
5.9.a L2/L3 roaming
5.9.b Multicast optimization
5.9.c Mobility group scaling
5.9.d Inter-release controller mobility
5.9.e Mobility anchoring
5.9.f SPG
5.9.g MC/MA
5.10 Configuring and troubleshooting multicast
10% 6.0 Configure and Troubleshoot Security & Identity Management
6.1 Configure and troubleshoot identity management
6.1.a Basic PKI for dot1x and webauth
6.1.b External identity sources (AD, LDAP)
6.2 Configure and troubleshoot AAA policies
6.2.a Client authentication and authorization
6.2.b Management authentication and authorization
6.2.c Client profiling and provisioning
6.2.d RADIUS attributes
6.2.e CoA
6.3 Configure and troubleshoot guest management
6.3.a Local web authentication
6.3.b Central web authentication
6.3.c Basic sponsor policy
10% 7.0 Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE
7.1 Configure and troubleshoot management access
7.1.a AAA
7.1.b Virtual domain
7.2 Perform basic operations
7.2.a Create and deploy templates
7.2.b Operate maps
7.2.c Import infrastructure devices
7.2.d High availability
7.2.e Audits
7.2.f Client troubleshooting
7.2.g Notification receivers
7.2.h Reports
7.3 Perform maintenance operations
7.3.a Background tasks
7.3.b SW image management
7.4 Security management
7.4.a Understand rogue management
7.4.b Manage alarms and events
7.4.c Understand security index
7.5 Implement and troubleshoot MSE
7.5.a Management access
7.5.b Network services
7.5.b [i] Location
7.5.b [ii] CMX
7.5.b [iii]CleanAir
7.5.b [iv]WIPS
7.5.c NMSP
7.6 Integrate ISE
7.7 Integrate netflow
10% 8.0 Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN media and application services
8.1 Configure and troubleshoot voice over wireless
8.1.a QoS profiles
8.1.b EDCA
8.1.c WMM
8.1.d BDRL
8.1.e Admission control
8.1.f MQC
8.2 Configuring and troubleshooting video and media
8.2.a Mediastream
8.2.b Multicast-direct
8.2.c Admission control
8.3 Configuring and troubleshooting mDNS
8.3.a mDNS proxy
8.3.b Service discovery
8.3.c Service filtering
8.4 Configuring and troubleshooting AVC and netflow
10% 9.0 Evolving Technologies
9.1 Cloud
9.1.a Compare and contrast Cloud deployment models
9.1.a (i) Infrastructure, platform, and software services (XaaS)
9.1.a (ii) Performance and reliability
9.1.a (iii)Security and privacy
9.1.a (iv)Scalability and interoperability
9.1.b Describe Cloud implementations and operations
9.1.b (i) Automation and orchestration
9.1.b (ii) Workload mobility
9.1.b (iii)Troubleshooting and management
9.1.b (iv)OpenStack components
9.2 Network programmability (SDN)
9.2.a Describe functional elements of network programmability (SDN) and how they
9.2.a (i) Controllers
9.2.a (ii) APIs
9.2.a (iii)Scripting
9.2.a (iv)Agents
9.2.a (v) Northbound vs. Southbound protocols
9.2.b Describe aspects of virtualization and automation in network environments
9.2.b (i) DevOps methodologies, tools and workflows
9.2.b (ii) Network/application function virtualization (NFV, AFV)
9.2.b (iii)Service function chaining
9.2.b (iv)Performance, availability, and scaling considerations
9.3 Internet of Things
9.3.a Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of
Things (IoT)
9.3.a (i) Performance, reliability and scalability
9.3.a (ii) Mobility
9.3.a (iii)Security and privacy
9.3.a (iv)Standards and compliance
9.3.a (v) Migration
9.3.a (vi)Environmental impacts on the network


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  1. Candidates who pass the CCIE Wireless certification exams must demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of wireless networking and a solid understanding of wireless LAN technologies from Cisco, the market leader in WLAN technology.

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