Fast Lane UK has announced availability of four new courses from Cisco, two of which have been co-developed by technical experts from Fast Lane working closely with Cisco over the last six months. The Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) Wireless curriculum forms key preparation for the new Certified Cisco Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Wireless certification, the highest level of technical networking certification offered by Cisco.
Two of the modules; “Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks (IUWVN)” and “Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS),” were developed on behalf of Cisco by Jerome Henry, a senior Fast Lane instructor based in the UK. Henry is currently the only CCIE Wireless Certification recipient outside of Cisco’s own internal design team and a recognised expert within the field of wireless networking.
Both courses are designed to give students a firm understanding of how to integrate VoWLAN services into the WLAN and implement QoS for high-bandwidth applications. The courses also teach advanced skills needed to integrate mobility services, tune and troubleshoot the WLAN and implement indoor enterprise MESH networks.
The four-course syllabus includes “Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)” and rounded off by “Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS)” classes to help network professionals’ secure wireless infrastructure from threats via appropriate policies and best practices, as well ensuring the proper implementation of security standards and configuration of security components.
“Demand for wireless infrastructure is still growing and the introduction by Cisco of the new CCIE Wireless certification recognises the challenges facing security professionals within this relatively new discipline,” comments Andy Smith, Managing Director for Fast Lane UK, “Having industry leaders like Jerome Henry on our team gives Fast Lane a market leading position within Cisco training and allows us to create and deliver courses that help to define the next standard for Cisco professionals.”
Market demand for Wireless interconnectivity has been growing over the last few years. A recent study by RSA found that the largest year-over-year increase in wireless adoption was found in London, where there are 160 percent more wireless access points (APs) than in 2006. The percentage increase in New York was a substantial 49 percent; and in Paris, 44 percent.
“Standards based implementation and reliable delivery of mobile services over secured wireless networks is critical for smooth adoption and industry led training underpins these drivers,” Smith adds.
The CCNP Wireless courses each take 5 days and can be taken in any order. The prerequisite for the entire curriculum is the “Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)” course, also developed by Fast Lane.