FortiWLC - Fortinet Wireless Controller

Course Description

In this three-day class, candidates will learn how to design, implement, and maintain a basic, single channel FortiWLC-based wireless network.

The practical labs will give candidates hands on experience in configuration, management, and monitoring of the wireless network.


  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Instructor-led online*
  • Self-paced online

* Private class only. Please contact their Fortinet Sales Representative.

Product Versions

FortiWLC-SD 8.2    


  1. Introduction to the FortiWLC and single channel networking concepts.
  2. Radio frequency planning.
  3. Plan and design a basic single channel.
  4. Installing and configuring the FortiWLC.
  5. Integrating FortiWLC with the wired network.
  6. Selecting FortiAPs and planning their locations.
  7. Installing and configuring FortiAPs.
  8. Building and broadcasting the wireless network.
  9. Monitoring the wireless network.
  10. Gathering information for troubleshooting connectivity and performance issues.
  11. Resolving connectivity and performance problems.
  12. Managing and maintaining the wireless network.


After completing this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Plan a simple, single channel wireless network for a low-to-medium density client environment.
  • Deploy a single controller to an access point and integrate with the underlying wired network.
  • Publish encrypted and guest wireless networks for use by their users.
  • Monitor and assess their wireless networks health and capacity.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of client connectivity.
  • Perform day-to-day management of their wireless network.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is responsible for the day-to-day management of a single channel FortiWLC-based wireless network.


A good understanding of wired and wireless technology and concepts is required to benefit from this course, such as:

  • TCP/IP network experience.
  • Knowledge of OSI layers.
  • Experience with multichannel-wireless networks.

System Requirements

If candidates take the online version of this class, candidates must have a computer with:

  • A High-speed Internet connection
  • An Up-to-date web browser
  • A PDF viewer
  • Speakers / headphones
  • Either:
    • HTML 5 support or
    • Java runtime environment (JRE) with Java plugin enabled in your web browser

A wired Ethernet connection is recommended. Firewalls including Windows Firewall or FortiClient must allow connections with the online labs (TCP ports 7022 & 7122). 


This course prepares candidates for the FortiWLC 8.2 Specialist exam.

This specialization qualifies as one of the four required specializations to achieve the NSE 6 Network Security Specialist exam.

How to Enroll

Click here and navigate to the NSE 6 section.