Overview

This instructor-led online training course is for both inexperienced and experienced wireless technicians seeking in-depth knowledge into all things wireless networking while preparing for CWNP’s CWNA certification. In this course students will learn key topics such as Wi-Fi design, security, and troubleshooting.

Exam Number: CWNA-108

Course Instructor: Dan Goodman

Course Outline

01. Background of Wi-FI Technology including

  • What is Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Standards and Governance
  • Basic Wi-Fi Terms

02. Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies including

  • Basic characteristics of RF and RF behavior
  • RF mathematics and measurement
  • RF signal characteristics
  • RF antennas and antenna systems

03. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Regulations and Standards including

  • 802.11 Specifications
  • RF Modulation
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS), Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 2.4 GHz Channel Use
  • 5 GHz Channel Use
  • Wireless Media Access

04. WLAN Protocols and Devices including

  • PHY and MAC
  • 802.11 Amendment Coexistence
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Deployment Options

05. WLAN Network Architecture

  • Wireless Topologies
  • WLAN Design Considerations

06. WLAN Security

  • Legacy Options
  • Robust Options
  • WPA3 Authentication and Key Management

07. RF Validation

08. WLAN Troubleshooting

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Background and roles of Wi-Fi governing bodies, including the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance
    • Radio frequency properties and behaviors
    • Wireless signal fundamentals, including measurement principles
    • Antenna information, including types and installation best practices
    • Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11 extensions ac, ad, af, and ah
    • Wi-Fi device types and infrastructure options
    • Wi-Fi communications processes, including connection, roaming, and data transfer
    • General troubleshooting tips to common real-world 802.11n issues
    • Wi-Fi architecture best practices, including both network and wireless design
    • Similarities, differences, and peculiarities about Wi-Fi deployments in differing environments (offices, K-12 education, health care facilities, and more)
    • Security standards, best practices, known vulnerabilities, and remediation techniques for Wi-Fi networks
    • Site surveying, including requirements gathering, design, installation, and validation
    • Troubleshooting methodology, tools, and techniques, along with common issues