A list of CCIE Wireless resources to get you started...

If you are excited about the new CCIE Wireless and ready to begin studying straightaway, here are some resources I've come across to help.

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As I mentioned in another post, the first place you should visit is the CCIE Wireless site @ Cisco to grab the Written & Lab objectives.

Written: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_wireless/written_exam

Lab:

 

While there you should also check out the Reading Lists for both parts of the certification (pretty identical).

Written Reading List: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3600

Lab Reading List:https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3602

*note: the WLC config guide link is broken, here's the doc: 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/4.2/configuration/guide/c42ccfg.html

 

Both of those lists contain a fair amount of cisco doc resources that are available now and free for your printing/reading pleasure.

 

The configuration guides/technotes provide lots of scenarios for you to try, step by step. This should be the foundation of your prep anyway.

 

Here are blogs created by other candidates:

http://wirelessccie.blogspot.com/

 

http://cciew.wordpress.com/

http://jenniferhuber.blogspot.com/

http://www.my80211.com/

 

Best wishes! :)

 

 

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  • This is awesome - thanks! 

    On Dec 18, 2009, at 12:52 AM, aquabrown wrote:

    If you are excited about the new CCIE Wireless and ready to begin studying straightaway, here are some resources I've come across to help.

    (INE Mods--if this is not allowed, please edit with my apologies)

     

    As I mentioned in another post, the first place you should visit is the CCIE Wireless site @ Cisco to grab the Written & Lab objectives.

    Written: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_wireless/written_exam

    Lab:

     

    While there you should also check out the Reading Lists for both parts of the certification (pretty identical).

    Written Reading List: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3600

    Lab Reading List:https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3602

    *note: the WLC config guide link is broken, here's the doc: 

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/4.2/configuration/guide/c42ccfg.html

     

    Both of those lists contain a fair amount of cisco doc resources that are available now and free for your printing/reading pleasure.

     

    The configuration guides/technotes provide lots of scenarios for you to try, step by step. This should be the foundation of your prep anyway.

     

    Finally, Jerome Henry, CCIE Wireless, has put together a blog sharing details about lab topics :

    Other blogs to note:

    http://jenniferhuber.blogspot.com/

    http://www.my80211.com/

     

    Best wishes! :)

     
     



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  • Hi Anthony,

    THanks a lot for your sharing and help here. Well I have always been reading stuff from Cisco website related to CCIE wireless and currently also managing quite big wireless enterprise network serving more than 50k users per day but what my difficulty level is that I am not getting how CISCO going to test out in lab.

     

    I am CCIE R$S and when I wrote my lab I was having idea becuse of INE workbooks (vol1, vol2 and vol3) but to CCIE wireless lab hard to predict the type of questions and scenario what they are going to ask for?

     

    I would request INE team if they could share for any workbook.

     

    Thanks and Best Regards

     

  • Cisco Press book -Deploying and Troubleshooting  WLC is a very good read.

  • Cisco Press book -Deploying and Troubleshooting  WLC is a very good read.

    I purchased it at Networkers 2010 in Barcelona and I must admit that it is very good book indeed. I was on the WLC troubleshooting session conducted by the technical reviewer of this book and he recommended it too.

    Additionally he mentioned about several of his documents published on CCO (about RF management, LWAPP, DHCP, etc), which I find very useful too. Those docs to be find in "Configuration Examples and TechNotes" documentation for WLCs - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/prod_configuration_examples_list.html

    Cheers,

    Seba

     

  • Nothing but good stuff to say about the book.

    CCIE Wireless - Ask the Expert - I asked a lot of questions and posted a diagram there to help those who needed a visual for the CCIE Wireless Lab.

    Jennifer's CCIE Wireless blog is pretty good.  She's been twice to the lab with no pass yet.

    I understand there is an underground study group with about 24-25 people studying for the CCIE Wireless Lab with about 3 CCIE's from it so far that have been produced.

    Other that that it seems to be slim pickings.

    My CCIE Wireless Lab is almost ready.

     

     

  • Update:

    Passed 2 CCNP Wireless exams last week.  Looking to complete the CCNP Wireless next week.

    Completing my Cisco Wireless Infrastructure Project tonight/tomorrow.

    Mesh starts in 2-3 weeks after the gear arrives. Expect to have it completed ASAP after it arrives on-site.

    CCIE Wireless Written after I complete a full CCIE Wireless Lab or two in 8 hours or less.  Jan/Feb or so.

  • This is awesome news! Congrats Darby - awesome....

    Sent from my iPad

    On Nov 6, 2010, at 3:51 PM, "Darby Weaver" <[email protected]> wrote:

    Update:

    Passed 2 CCNP Wireless exams last week.  Looking to complete the CCNP Wireless next week.

    Completing my Cisco Wireless Infrastructure Project tonight/tomorrow.

    Mesh starts in 2-3 weeks after the gear arrives. Expect to have it completed ASAP after it arrives on-site.

    CCIE Wireless Written after I complete a full CCIE Wireless Lab or two in 8 hours or less.  Jan/Feb or so.




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  • Thanks Anthony, it is 4am now and the battle is won.  I had to finish the paperwork.  I had missed an easy task on the Wireless Mobility and it bit me for about an hour looking for it on two controllers that I needed to anchor back to the DMZ to test the Guest Wireless through the tunnel. 

    Umm... it will be nice when there is some decent material available.  I've been thinking of just preparing it myself.  Most of the heartaches I've experienced so far have been OOO and just little issues that you just gotta know where to go and what button or set of buttons to push to hear the music on the radio.

    I won't say it is not frustrating trying to decipher cryptic error messages that have little or nothing to do with the problem at hand and some of Cisco's reported bugs are not so much bugs as misconfiguration items, at least of the ones I've had the pleasure of meeting one on one.  I'd say I'm batting 1000/1000 in that direction so far.  Meanwhile the errors and bug reports still say: Unresolved.

    Here's where I'm at and I'm kicking this Wireless stuff pretty fast now and getting faster:

    I'm back again and it's been a while since last May.  I wrote an article in the CCIEFlyer.com this month that ought to describe most of my last 10 years with Wireless Technologies.  It's always been more of a an appetizer rather than the entree for me during most of this time.

    Over the last 2 years things changed a little and this last 6 months or so I've been hot and heavy with CUWN.

    Last week I passed two CCNP Wireless exams, Site Survey and Mobility.

    I just finished the last leg in this project, although now after lessons learned, a few bumps, a lot of bruises, the next two pre-cursors (MESH and some WCS Pre-Planning/Surveying), to the yet another decent sized rollout of Clean Air for a brand new hospital, I've learned quite a bit.

    So next week, I'm kicking off Monday with VoWLAN, Wednesday with Security, and Thursday with CCNA Wireless.  I know it should have been first, it just cost more.  That's it.

    I'm also in class for the Nexus at DCNI-2 next week so I'm gonna be busy there too. Yep - I'm rolling out those guys too.

    When I get back I'm due to take the CWNA and the CWSP exams and start prepping for the Wireshark Certs along with the CWAP.  They are complementary.  I may take a class with NetScout to update my Sniffer Certified Master certification to NetScout Certified Master - apparently I have to sit the class and pass the associated test too.

    In between all of that, I have to complete a 2-Day Self-Paced F5 course and then make it to 1-2 days of training for the F5 LTM.

    When I get all of that behind hopefully by January, I'm fresh and ready to take the CCIE Written for the Wireless - I'm hoping to completed any remaining lab tasks that I may have skipped around on during my readings, practicals, classes, and studies so far.

    Then I'm ready for either a finishing class or more likely the exam itself.  I'll probably re-read everything I've accumulated to date so I won't lose too many points or fail the exam due to the OEQ, which are said to be simple anyway.

    Anyway - I'm keeping busy.  When I get back I'm going to add at least one Wireless LAN Controller to my "CCNA Rack" for the people I work with on various tracks and put together my ghetto version of the CCIE Wireless Rack. It's not that bad but it is not quite state of the art just yet.

    Later

    Time to get a little sleep.

     

  • Update: I went to my Nexus class in NC.  I passed the other 2 CCNP Wireless exams and finally my CCNA Wireless exam. 

    Not quite perfect but a pass is a pass.  So I'm still resolving issues or misunderstandings with the CCNP Wireless.

    Presently working on the WCS Planninb Tool. 

    I've put the CWNA and other CWNP exam off till I finish solidifying the CCNP Wireless issues.

    No sense moving ahead with gaps of technologies not fully understood.

    It may push my dates back a bit.

  • This is awesome! Congrats. How was the Nexus class? We just did an overview chapter on those devices for our new CCDP.

    We are thinking about CCNP Wireless next year and would love to have you review if you are interested. 

  • Well, I would have to totally agree here. I have the CCNP wireless, going to take the written in a few weeks. I do this for a living, and we have over 10000+ AP's over 1000 WLC's and quite a few WCS's.

     

    Hands on is Key especially for the ACS configuration parts, dot1x parts, i need to confirm whether or not vrf-lite is in use. Since the scenerio I heard about was using dot1x to enforce a trusted/untrusted scenerio. We have been rolling this out for months now, but there are some serious drawbacks to it. EVN and COA may be the future of VLAN switching via Dot1x

    QOS policy is an absolute must, matching Platinum policy to Switch QOS poilcy is another possiblity. Licensing differences, CAPWAP vs LWAPP differences, What WCS features are offered in version 6, what does 7 offer that 6 does not?

    AP modes of autonomous mode vs LWAPP mode.  Local, H-REAP, vs REAP, know the differences when an AP loses communication to the WLC, how multicast is affected in any of those AP modes.

    Security the differences in PEAP, LEAP, EAP-GTC, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and so on. Know where your certificates are presented to authenticate communications between the supplicant and the AP.

    I could go on here, but the point is, the troubleshooting section is
    built into the implementation of the LAB. I say without hands on, to all
    aspects of Wireless, you are in for big trouble.

    I plan to schedule the written for mid July, as I have been putting it off when NAC security implementations taking a lot of my time up.

     

    I wish INE would have CCIE wireless labs/training and actual equipment I could play on to ensure I am ready for the LAB.

     

    Scott

     

  • Hi,
    Very upset with my results.
    I attempted my CCIE Wireless in brussles however what i prepared and what i got in lab was so different.
    I was working on fast lane and IPX WBs.
    But nothing worked. The question in the lab is so differemt
    Guys i m very upset and planning to go for second attempt.
    I am ready to share the lab experience but only with like minded people.
    If guys are only interested in knowing the lab then please do not ping me.
    Guys who are serious and are planning to go for lab in 2-3 moths then we can work this out.
    I dont want other candidates to get upset the way i m right now.
    Like minded ppl lets join the gang and lets Bang this CCIE.
    Rgds,
    Amit Thakkar

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