642-732 CUWSS v2.0 Exam BluePrint


CUWSS Goals

  1. Provide thorough understanding of the requirements and best practices used in performing site survey for voice, video or location based services
  2. Given the situation assess and recommend the correct hardware for the wlan install
  3. Define and articulate the information necessary to create a site survey report for potential stakeholders

Recommended Readings:

  1. Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0
  2. Cisco WCS Configuration guide, Release 7*
  3. Wireless Site Survey FAQ
  4. Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7920 Design and Deployment Guide – Radio Frequency and Site Survey
  5. Site Survey Guide: Deploying Ciscoo 7920 IP Phones – Positioning Access Points and Antennas for Site Surveys
  6. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition

  7. 802.11n: A Survival Guide

  8. 802.11ac: A Survival Guide

LABs:

  1. ProctorLabs

642-732 CUWSS Exam Topics

1.0 Prepare for the Site Survey 16%

1.1 Identify customer requirements

1.1.a Business and RF application needs (voice, data, location)
1.1.b Industry vertical
1.1.c Customer questionnaire

1.2 Identify customer facility requirements

1.2.a Single floor
1.2.b Multi floor
1.2.c Campus (indoor and outdoor)
1.2.d Warehouse
1.2.e Obtain digital floor plans from customer

1.3 Identify customer requirements for type of client devices

1.4 Identify regulatory issues

1.4.a Country codes (-e, -i, -a, -n)

1.5 Identify safety and aesthetic considerations

1.5.a NEC ratings
1.5.b Fire codes
1.5.c OSHA
1.5.d MSHA
1.5.e Site-specific hazard awareness

1.6 Assess existing network infrastructure

1.7 Assess logistical considerations

1.7.a Resources
1.7.b Time
1.7.c Access
1.7.d Deployment requirements

1.8 Determine IEEE 802.11n impact on network infrastructure

Posts:

  1. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Layer 2 Site Survey
  2. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Regulatory Issues
  3. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Safety and Aesthetics Considerations
  4. CWNA Summary Notes: What is a Site Survey
  5. CWNA Summary Notes: Capacity and Coverage Requirements

2.0 Plan for the Site Survey 16%

2.1 Select proper survey model

2.1.a Data
2.1.b Voice
2.1.c Video
2.1.d Location
2.1.e Bridging (point-to-point; point-to-multipoint)
2.1.f Hybrid

2.2 Determine proper deployment characteristics

2.2.a Dense deployment
2.2.b Highly mobile (many cells, high reliability, and fast-moving clients) versus
nomadic (temporary position)
2.2.c Indoor and outdoor mesh
2.2.d Use predictive Cisco WCS planning tools

2.3 Select survey equipment

2.4 Determine site survey best practices for customer environment

2.5 Identify impact of material attenuation

2.6 Identify survey documentation needed for customer report

Posts:

  1. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Planning for Site Survey
  2. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: 802.11n hardware
  3. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Choosing Antennas

3.0 Conduct the Site Survey 30%

3.1 Conduct a layer 1 survey (Cisco Spectrum Expert)

3.2 Select proper antenna to conduct the site survey

3.3 Conduct the layer 2 site survey for indoor environment

3.3.a Select proper access point to conduct the site survey (use what is purchased)
3.3.b Configure access point
3.3.c Survey with proper client

3.3.d Utilize proper survey techniques

3.4 Conduct the layer 2 site survey for outdoor point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
networks

3.5 Conduct the layer 2 site survey for outdoor mesh network

Posts:

  1. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Layer 1 Site Survey
  2. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Layer 2 Site Survey
  3. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Ekahau Site Survey
  4. CWNA Summary Notes: Specialized Site Survey Tools
  5. CWNA Summary Notes: Procedures for Performing a Site Survey

4.0 Design the RF Network 12%

4.1 Determine infrastructure requirements

4.1.a AC power and PoE
4.1.b Understand cable plant considerations
4.1.c Mounting considerations: NEMA
4.1.d Outdoor grounding and lightning protection
4.1.e Rack capacity
4.1.f Switch port capacity

4.2 Determine the AP count and subsequent controller and license requirements

4.2.a Autonomous versus controller-based deployment

4.3 Generate the WLAN design documentation

4.3.a Indoor
4.3.b Outdoor mesh
4.3.c Outdoor point-to-point and multipoint

Posts:

  1. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes:  Infrastructure Requirements Part 1
  2. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Infrastructure requirements Part 2 
  3. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Designing a mesh network
  4. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Hardware for the RF Network

 5.0 Conduct Post-Deployment Assessment 26%

Posts:

  1. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Assessing WLAN Readiness
  2. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Assessing RF Coverage
  3. CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes: Installation Report

My Preparation schedule for CCNP Wireless 642-732 CUWSS

This is how I prepared for this first exam.

Documentation Read Videos watched
Day 1 8/29/2014 Quick Reference Guide pg 1 – 10
Day 2  9/1/2014 Quick Reference Guide pg 11 – 20 IP Expert VoD: Preparing the Survey
Day 3  9/2/2014 Quick Reference Guide pg 21- 29 IP Expert VoD: Preparing the Survey Part 2
Day 4  9/3/2014 Quick Reference Guide pg 30- 44  –
Day 5  9/4/2014  –  –
Day 6  9/5/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 45- 52  –
Day 7  9/6/2014  –  –
Day 8  9/7/2014  –  –
Day 9  9/8/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 53- 70  –
Day 10  9/9/2014  –  –
Day 11  9/10/2014  –  –
Day 12  9/11/2014  –  –
Day 13  9/12/2014  –  –
Day 14  9/13/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 71- 79  –
Day 15  9/14/2014  –  –
Day 16  9/15/2014  –  –
Day 17  9/16/2014  –  –
Day 18  9/17/2014  –  –
Day 19  9/18/2014  –  –
Day 20  9/19/2014  –  –
Day 21  9/20/2014  –  –
Day 22  9/21/2014  –  –
Day 23  9/22/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 80 – 85  –
Day 24  9/23/2014  –  –
Day 25  9/24/2014  –  –
Day 26  9/25/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 86 – 92  –
Day 27  9/26/2014  –  –
Day 28  9/27/2014  –  –
Day 29  9/28/2014  –  –
Day 30  9/29/2014  – IP Expert VoD: Preparing the Survey Part 2
Day 31  9/30/2014  –  –
Day 32  10/1/2014  – IP Expert VoD:  Planning the Survey
Day 33  10/2/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 93 – 99 IP Expert VoD:  Designing the Survey and Post Deployment (First half)
Day 34  10/3/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 100 – 103 IP Expert VoD:  Designing the Survey and Post Deployment ( Seconf Half)
Day 35  10/4/2014  –  –
Day 36  10/5/2014  –  –
Day 37  10/6/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 103 – 105  –
Day 38  10/7/2014  –  –
Day 39  10/8/2014  –  –
Day 40  10/9/2014  –  –
Day 41  10/10/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 105 – 120  –
Day 42  10/11/2014  –  –
Day 43  10/12/2014  Quick Reference Guide pg 120 – 123  –
Day 44  10/13/2014  CWNA Guide to Wireless LANS pg 278 – 284 (6)  IP Expert VoD:  WCS
Day 45  10/14/2014  –  –
Day 46  10/15/2014  CWNA Guide to Wireless LANS pg 284 – 294 (10)  IP Expert VoD:  Air Magnet Part 1
Day 47  10/16/2014  CWNA Guide to Wireless LANS pg 295 – 305 (10)   IP Expert VoD: Air Magnet Part 2
Day 48  10/17/2014  CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide pg 418 -425 (8)  IP Expert VoD: Cisco Spectrum Expert
Day 49  10/18/2014  CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide pg 425 -434 (9)  –
Day 50  10/19/2014  –
Day 51  10/20/2014  IP Expert VoD: Evaluate Environmental Characteristics
Day 52  10/21/2014  CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide pg 444 -455 (11)   IP Expert VoD: Verify WLAN Operation
Day 53  10/22/2014  –  IP Expert VoD: Conclusion
Day 54  10/23/2014  CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide pg 455 -476 (21)  –
Day 55  10/24/2014  –  –
Day 56  10/25/2014  –  –
Day 57  10/26/2014  –  –
Day 58  10/27/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.1 – 1.22  –
Day 59  10/28/2014  –
Day 60  10/29/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.23 – 1.47
Day 61  10/30/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.48 – 1.67
Day 62  10/31/2014   Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.68 – 1.106
Day 63  11/1/2014  –
Day 64  11/2/2014  –
Day 65  11/3/2014  –
Day 66  11/4/2014  –
Day 67  11/5/2014  –
Day 68  11/6/2014   Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.107 – 1.116
Day 69  11/7/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 1.117 – 2.16
Day 70  11/8/2014  –
Day 71  11/9/2014  –
Day 72  11/10/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 2.17 – 2.29
Day 73  11/11/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 2.30 – 2.50
Day 74  11/12/2014
Day 75  11/13/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 2.51 – 2.66
Day 76  11/14/2014  –
Day 77  11/15/2014  –
Day 78  11/16/2014  –
Day 79  11/17/2014
Day 80  11/18/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 2.67 – 2.87
Day 81  11/19/2014  –
Day 82  11/20/2014  –
Day 83  11/21/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 2.87 – 2.135
Day 84  11/22/2014   Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.1 – 3.62
Day 85  11/23/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.63 – 3.104
Day 86  11/24/2014  Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.105 – 3.121
Day 87  11/25/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.122 – 3.130
Day 88  11/26/2014
Day 89  11/27/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.131 – 3.159
Day 90  11/28/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.130 – 3.189
Day 91  11/29/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 3.190 – 4.31
Day 92  11/30/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 4.32 – 5.9
Day 93  12/1/2014 Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Student Guide v1.0 pg 5.10 – 5.52
Day XX  12/16/2014 First exam attempt – Failed
Day XX  12/30/2014 Second exam attempt – Passed

 

Reference:

  1. The Cisco Learning Network: 642-732 CUWSS Exam Topics
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