Hi, I'm new to the cisco certifications world, not tough to networking. I plan to study ~4 months and schedule the CCNA test.
I've seen that for the new CCNA 200-301 you need to be able to manage wireless networks:
focus on sing the WLC GUI to configure a WLAN and a security suit.
Some people told me that I'll need real physical equipment If I want to pass this test. They told me that I simply can't do with Packet Tracer.
Due to my location and circumstances, that is out of the question.
Is there enough material to practice with packet tracer? In Wendell Odom's blog he regularly uploads labs from the book, but I do not know if he will do so with the wireless topics in chapter 27.
Please tell me what do you think.
Welcome and great question. From my experience Packet Tracer has functionality for configuring a WLC and wireless network, however I don't know if the GUI is a bit different and how limited it's functionality may be. After a quick search, I found this which may shed some light: https://www.packettracernetwork.com/tutorials/pt71-wlc-configuration.html
I'm loading up a lab now to test it out. Judging by the current CCNA Exam Topics:
5.10 Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI
It does look like you'll be able to test using Packet Tracer.
In the mean time, I've looped in my colleague, Geoff Anderson, for some insight.
I'll keep you posted.
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