Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training

Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training

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Course Overview:

Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training – Hands-on

In this hands-on Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training course, you will gain a full understanding of how radio frequency affects networking so you can perform site surveys, design a high-performance network, and protect both users and sensitive data from potential intruders. Plus, you will explore advanced topics such as VoWLAN deployments, seamless mobile connectivity, and detailed wireless frame analysis. With Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training, you will also use enterprise-class hardware and software tools during live lab exercises, simulating a state-of-the-art production environment.

The CWNA certification is the foundation-level enterprise Wi-Fi certification for the CWNP Program. Achieving it sets your wireless career on a firm foundation, ensuring you have the skills to successfully survey, install, and administer enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training course is defined here:

• Administrators: network, systems, infrastructure, security, and LAN/WLANs
• Support professionals: technical assistance and field support
• Designers: network, systems, and infrastructure
• Developers: wireless software and hardware products
• Consultants and integrators: IT and security
• Decision makers: infrastructure managers, IT managers, security directors, chief security officers, and chief technology officers
• CCNAs

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What You Will Learn

Upon completing this Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Radio frequency properties, behaviors, and regulations, and how they affect networking
• Wireless standards, including 802.11 extensions a, b, g, and n
• General troubleshooting tips to common real-world 802.11n issues
• General parameters for performing a successful site survey, along with software tools that reduce time and expense
• Device-level Wi-Fi communications processes
• Why 802.11n networks operate the way they do and how to apply that knowledge when faced with problems that stump most network administrators
• Using wireless network analyzers to capture live data and pinpoint potential network issues
• How using radio frequency makes wireless networks vulnerable
• Most common wireless threats and how to detect and defend against them
• Wireless security standards for keeping unauthorized users out and maintaining wireless data privacy
• Applying WPA2 security standards, including 802.1X/EAP and AES, along with the devices used to apply them
• Wireless intrusion detection and why it’s essential for maintaining a secure network

Certified Wireless Network Administrator Training | CWNA Certification Training – Course Syllabus:

WLAN Infrastructure

The Basic Service Set
Access Points
WLAN Controllers
Wi-Fi Stations
Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS)

WLAN Standards

WLAN Organizations
The IEEE 802.11 Standard
802.11 Amendments
802.11 and Wi-Fi

RF Fundamentals

Channels and Bands
Modulation and Coding
RF Math
Multipath

Antennas and Outdoor Wireless

Link Budgets
Antenna Operation
Antenna Types
Antenna Coverage Patterns

WPA/WPA2 Authentication

802.11 Security Amendments
802.11i Robust Security Networks
Preshared Key
802.1X
802.1X/EAP Authentication
Mutual Authentication and Key Negotiation

WPA/WPA2 Encryption

WLAN Encryption
WPA/WPA2 Encryption Options
RC4 Encryption
TKIP Improvements
AES-CCMP
802.11i Encryption Summary

WLAN Operation

802.11 Channel Access
CSMA/CA
Interframe Spacing
Random Backoff Time
Acknowledgements
An Arbitration Example
Effects of Arbitration

Mixed Mode Operation

Mixed Mode Networks
802.11b/g Mixed Mode
802.11g/n Mixed Mode
802.11n 2.4 GHz Problems
802.11n 5 GHz
Mixed Mode Best Practices

Security Design

RSN Concerns
Wireless Data Security
Network Security
Guest Access
RF Denial
MAC Address Spoofing
Endpoint Security
Enterprise WIDS
Security Design Best Practices

Troubleshooting Station Connections

Common Station Problems
Radio On/Off Switches
Wi-Fi Client Utilities
Power Management Protocols

WLAN Analysis

Packet Capture
Protocol Analysis Software
The Wi-Fi Connection
Discovery Analysis
Authentication and Association
Roaming
Secure Connections
Connection Loss

WLAN Channel Analysis

Analyzing the Channel
Using the Protocol Analyzers
Basic 802.11 Overhead
Channel Efficiency
Performance Degradation
Spectrum Analyzers

Enterprise Infrastructure Design

Basic AP Configuration
Enterprise WLAN Needs
Wireless Network Management Systems
Wireless VLANs
Power over Ethernet
Picocells
Client Isolation
RTS/CTS
AP Optimization Best Practices

Station Optimization

Station Configuration
Additional Station Settings
Station Optimization Best Practices

QoS Configuration

Legacy WLANs
QBSS Load
Enhanced Distributed Channel Access
Priority Settings
QoS Configuration Best Practices

Channel Optimization

RF Difficulties
Roaming
Common WLAN Types
Alternative technologies
Channel Optimization Best Practices

Site Surveys

Radio Frequency Problems
Site Surveys
Kit Preparation
WLAN Simulation Software
Post-Installation Surveying
Live Survey Software
Site Survey Best Practices

Next-Generation WLANs

Next-Generation Improvements
Automatic RF management
Wi-Fi Direct
Secure Roaming
Mesh Networks
Home Media Streaming
Wi-Fi Cellular Calling

Labs

WLAN Client Management
WLAN Protocol Analyzers
WLAN Channel Analyzers
Spectrum Analyzer Setup: WiSpy with Chanalyzer
WLAN Configuration: WPA2 Enterprise
Wireless IDS Setup
Connection Analysis
Performance Analysis
VoWLAN Setup and Testing
Roaming
Site Survey: Planning and Simulation
Site Survey: Live Coverage Mapping

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