WiFi Technology, Applications, Design and Deployment Training

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WiFi Technology, Applications, Design and Deployment Training

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WIFI Technology Applications Design and Deployment Training Course Description

In this WIFI Technology Applications Design and Deployment Training course, you will learn about the market landscape of WiFi, the RF principles key to WiFi operation, how WiFi networks work, and the applications of WiFi. We will take an in-depth look at the various standards associated with this technology including 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n. You will also study how WiFi networks are designed, deployed, and optimized. In short, you will learn everything necessary to get the best performance and coverage for your WiFi application.
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Driven by the use of unlicensed spectrum, WiFi has become as pervasive a technology at home as it is at work. WiFi-enabled laptops, PDAs, and other devices continue to proliferate as the prices of access points continue to drop. Whether you are in telecommunications or information technology, WiFI will continue to be an important technology to study for some time to come.

Customize It:

● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

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Duration: 2-3 days

Objectives:

◾Summarize the manufacturers, market, and applications of Wi-Fi
◾Explain the fundamental principles of RF communication
◾List the RF considerations for planning access point coverage
◾Describe the various standards associated with Wi-Fi
◾Describe the components and operation of a WiFi network
◾Differentiate radio related issues associated with operating in different bands
◾Explain the fundamentals of CSMA/CA in Wi-Fi networks
◾Discuss re-association and mobility management techniques of Wi-Fi
◾Design, deploy, and optimize a Wi-Fi network
◾Create a network topology and all elements required to support the given traffic requirements and service types
◾Develop representative GANTT charts for WiFi deployment
◾Discuss WiFi’s relationship with technologies such as WiMAX, MIMO, and IPTV

Course Content:

WiFi: The Market Landscape

◾Market for Wi-Fi
◾Manufacturers
◾Uses of Wi-Fi
◾Installed base and projections
◾Chipset manufacturers
◾Device manufacturers

Wi-Fi Basics

◾The 802.11 standard
◾History of 802.11 evolution
◾Frequency hopping
◾Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
◾Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA/CA) with collision avoidance
◾Modulation techniques
◾Frequency bands
◾Interference considerations
◾Frequency hopping

RF Basics

◾The electromagnetic spectrum
◾RF propagation and fading
◾RF modulation techniques
◾Reflection, refraction, and diffraction
◾Basics of digital RF communication
◾Free space loss

Technology Overview: 802.11a

◾Operational frequencies
◾Data rates
◾Range
◾OFDM advantages
◾Interference
◾Penetration
◾BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM
◾IFFT
◾Line of sight
◾Coding rate
◾Compatibility

Technology Overview: 802.11b

◾Operational frequencies
◾Data rates
◾Range
◾Point to multipoint
◾DSS
◾Complimentary code keying
◾External antennas & outdoor ranges
◾ERP
◾Adaptive rate selection
◾Compatibility

Technology Overview: 802.11g

◾Operational frequencies
◾Data rates
◾Range
◾Compatibility
◾OFDM

Technology Overview: 802.11n

◾Current standards update
◾Goals and objectives of the specification
◾Estimated timeline towards release

RF System Design

◾Indoor design considerations
◾Tools available for design
◾Design considerations
◾Propagation losses
◾Link budget
◾System degradation
◾Limitations of bandwidth
◾Receiver sensitivity
◾RF performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
◾Optimizing the system performance
◾RF system management
◾Sample link budget calculations

RF System Deployment

◾Project planning for RF deployments
◾Process of RF deployments
◾Successful and unsuccessful RF deployments
◾Design engineering
◾Traffic engineering
◾RF optimization and performance testing

Recap of Some Key Concepts

◾Scanning and joining
◾Authentication and de-authentication
◾Associating and disassociating
◾Radio related issues of operation in different bands
◾Basics of CSMA/CA
◾Power saving mode
◾Re-association and mobility management techniques

Wi-Fi in Operation

◾Original MAC layer
◾BSS
◾AP and STAs
◾Synchronization
◾RTS/CTS
◾Network allocation vector
◾DCF basic access
◾DIFS & back off algorithm
◾SIFS
◾MSDU
◾PCF for controlled, un-contended access
◾QoS limitations with 802.11 MAC

Exercises

◾Develop a Wi-Fi network design
◾Create a network topology and all elements required to support the given traffic requirements and service types
◾Investigate the RF considerations for planning access point coverage
◾Develop Gantt charts for a representative WiFi deployment

Future of Wi-Fi

◾Wi-Fi standards evolution
◾Wi-Fi and IPTV
◾Wi-Fi with MIMO
◾Relation to WiMAX
◾WiMAX overview
◾WiMAX applications
◾WiMAX deployment scenarios

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