Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Describe Cisco Catalyst 9800

Understand the Benefits for Catalyst 9800

Configure Catalyst 9800

Migrate to the Catalyst 9800

Troubleshoot the Catalyst 9800

Understand and Discuss WIFI6


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Cisco Partners and customers interested in the Catalyst 9800 wireless controller


The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

Understanding of Wi-Fi technologies (CCNA Level)


Three days

Outline for Configuring Cisco Catalyst 9800 and Intro to WIFI6 Training


Cisco Catalyst 9800 Overview

Intent Based Networking (IBN)

Cisco Catalyst Next Gen Wireless Architecture

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless – Platform Support

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Appliances

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Series: C9800-80-K9

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Series: C9800-40-K9

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Cloud Series: C9800-CL-K9

Cisco Catalyst 9800 use in Private and Public Cloud Environments




What is WiFi 6 and Why do we need it?

Use Cases – how WiFi 6 will change Buisness and Industry

WIFI6 technical – a leap from previous WiFi technologies

Design Considerations

Cisco WiFi6 Portfolio and Interoperability

Configure WiFi6 on Cat 9800

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Embedded Controller for SDA

SD-Access Everywhere

Wireless Assurance with DNA Center

Catalyst 9800 SD-Access Wireless

Catalyst 9800 SD-Access Embedded Wireless Controllers

High Availability

Reducing downtime for Upgrades and Unplanned Events

High Availability (Client SSO)

High Availability (AP & Client SSO)

Software Updates

Software Updates



Rolling Upgrades

Wireless Controller SMU

Rolling AP Update

Image Upgrade

Programmability and Telemetry

Flexible management options with Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controllers

Wireless Programmability “Stack”

Config vs Operational YANG data models

Model Driven Telemetry

Security and Threat Detection

Intent-based wireless networks Security

Security and Threat Mitigation

Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller Configuration Model

New Configuration Model

AireOS vs. Catalyst 9800 Config Model

Catalyst 9800 Config Model

Wireless Basic Setup

Wireless Basic Configuration Model

Adding Local Site

Adding Remote Site

Provisioning APs to Site

Day 0


Wireless Advanced

Guided UI Configuration Workflow

WLAN Profile

Policy Profile

AP Join profile

RF Profile

Static and Rule-Based AP Tagging


AireOS Config Translator

Using the Tool

Migration using Prime

AireOS Config Translator on PI 3.5


IOS-XE logging architecture

Packet tracing and packet captures

Embedded Packet Capture web interface

Useful commands and tools

Lab Outline:

Configure Windows 10 Client Access

Configure Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800

Configure Security in Centralized WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800 using ISE

Configuring Guest Access using Catalyst 9800 and Anchor AirOS

Implement Flex-Connect WLAN Deployment with Catalyst 9800

High Availability SSO with Catalyst 9800

Migrating Configuration from AireOS to Catalyst 9800 WLC using WebUI and Prime Infrastructure

Catalyst 9800 Software Upgrade