Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC) Course Overview

Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC) Course Overview

The Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC) course provides comprehensive training on the Cisco 9800 WLC platform, designed for network professionals managing wireless networks. Through a series of modules, the course covers the introduction to the WLC, installations on various platforms like Cloud ESXi and AWS, license and certificate management, and a deep dive into the web interface. It equips learners with the skills needed for fundamental WLC configurations, AP registration, and authentication, and teaches advanced topics such as interface types, redundancy, WLAN SSID configuration, and multiple security layers for both Layer 2 (MAC filtering, WPA2, MPSK, WPA3, Local EAP) and Layer 3 (Web Auth Portal, User authentication, Web Consent).

By mastering these topics, participants will gain proficiency in deploying and managing Cisco 9800 WLC infrastructure, ensuring robust and secure wireless networks. The C9800 WLC training is beneficial for anyone looking to specialize in Cisco wireless technologies, enhancing their expertise and career opportunities in the field of network management.

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Course Prerequisites

Certainly! To ensure that students are adequately prepared for the Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC) course, here are the minimum required prerequisites:


  • Basic understanding of networking principles, including familiarity with the OSI model and networking protocols.
  • Knowledge of basic wireless concepts, such as SSID, WPA/WPA2, and 802.11 standards.
  • Experience with Cisco IOS or IOS XE software and Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) navigation.
  • Understanding of virtualization fundamentals, particularly with VMware ESXi and cloud services like AWS (Amazon Web Services).
  • Familiarity with network security concepts, including MAC filtering, encryption, and authentication methods.

These prerequisites are designed to provide a solid foundation for learners to build upon as they delve into the specifics of configuring and managing Cisco's 9800 Wireless LAN Controllers.


Target Audience for Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC)

The Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller course equips network professionals with the skills to manage advanced Cisco wireless networks.


  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Wireless Design Engineers
  • System Engineers
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialists
  • IT Professionals seeking Cisco certification
  • Network Architects working with Cisco wireless solutions
  • Technical Support Personnel
  • Network Consultants
  • Professionals responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Cisco wireless LANs


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller (C98WLC)?

  1. The Configuring Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller course equips students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to install, configure, and manage a Cisco 9800 WLC.

  2. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational concepts and architecture of the Cisco 9800 Wireless LAN Controller.
  • Install the Cisco 9800 WLC on both cloud environments (ESXi and AWS) for flexible deployment options.
  • Manage licenses and certificates essential for the WLC's operation and security compliance.
  • Navigate and configure settings using the WLC's web interface for efficient network management.
  • Master the fundamental configurations necessary to manage and optimize the WLC's performance.
  • Successfully register and authenticate access points to the WLC for secure and scalable wireless connectivity.
  • Configure access points with essential settings to ensure proper communication and coverage.
  • Implement interface types and redundancy features to ensure network resilience and reliability.
  • Create and manage WLAN SSIDs to provide secure and segmented wireless access for different user groups.
  • Apply Layer 2 and Layer 3 security protocols such as MAC filtering, WPA2, 802.1X, MPSK, IPsk, WPA3, and Local EAP to safeguard wireless communications.
  • Design and implement customized web portals for guest access, user authentication, and consent, enhancing the user experience while maintaining security controls.