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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless LAN Controller and WIFI6 (C9800CLWIFI6)

( Duration: 4 Days )

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless LAN Controller & WIFI6 (C9800CLWIFI6) training course will provide an introduction to Cisco IOS XE and the new WLAN technologies. This course offers many hand-on exercises utilizing up-to-date hardware including Cisco Catalyst 9300 and 3650 switches, Catalyst 9120 and Aironet 2800 access points, Catalyst 9800-CL WLC, ISR "Fusion" router, ISE 2.6, Windows 10 Wireless / Wired Clients, Windows DC Server.

By attending Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless LAN Controller & WIFI6 (C9800CLWIFI6) workshop, delegates will learn:

  • Fundamental functions and characteristics of the Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL wireless controller
  • Setup and initial configuration, commissioning and access point connectivity
  • WLAN security method (WPA3) and access utilizing various client devices
  • Cisco WLAN architecture and underlying infrastructure
  • Implementation of a central wireless LAN network with IOS-XE Catalyst 9800-CL wireless controllers
  • Implementation of local and central switching with state-of-the-art access switches and wireless LAN controllers
  • Implementation of remote Wireless LAN networks using Flex-Connect Mode
  • Fundamental WLAN maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Backup and recovery concepts
  • Software updates
  • Archive and restore of configurations
  • The new standard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and the differences and compatibility to older standards (802.11abg/ac)
  • The features and particularities of WiIFi 6 (OFDMA, Multi-User-MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT), 1024-QAM, IoT)

  • Networking fundamentals
  • Wireless fundamentals
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Troubleshooting fundamentals
  • AAA/ISE fundamentals
  • Experience with Cisco IOS and IOS XE
  • Experience with Cisco configurations, Cisco IOS images and licences

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless LAN Controller & WIFI6 (C9800CLWIFI6) class is ideal for:

  • Experienced network engineers who are planning to switch from AireOS (2504, 5508, 5520, 8510, 8540, vWLC) to the latest IOS XE 9800er WLC
  • Newcomers to the Cisco wireless environment using the new WLC portfolio (IOS XE via CLI and GUI from the initial setup till operation and maintenance)
  • Network engineer teams that aim for a migration from "old school wireless" to "802.11ax and Wi-Fi 6"



Local, Flexconnect


Central authentication


Local authentication (Flex)


CWA, LWA, Web-Authentication


Uninterrupted software updates


Rolling out AP upgrades


Handling of state-of-the-art access point models (C9120 and Air2800 / Air4800)


WPA3 support


Certified to run as VM (C9800-CL)


WiFi 6 access points in various roles (CAPWAP, Mobility Express, Embedded Wireless Controller)


WiFi 6 and 802.11ax "best practices" configuration of Cisco C9800CL and C91XX EWC

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