CWNP Wireless Training

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CWNP consults with industry leaders to determine which course content will be most valuable to candidates and their employers. By providing vendor-neutral training, CWNP ensures that candidates become conversant in available technologies which, in turn, permits candidates and employers to gain considerable return on investment by utilizing multiple features of the various available technologies to provide the most effective solutions to problems.

CWNP regularly updates its training courses in order to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant industry training. This does not affect the expiry date of previously-awarded CWNP certifications already held by recipients. NC-Expert prides itself on bringing you state of the art technology training and you can rest assured that we always provide the most up to date versions of available training.

CWNP, CWTS, CWNA, CWSP, CWDP, CWAP, and CWNE are all registered trademarks of CWNP, LLC.

(CWTS) Certified Wireless Technology Specialist

This certification is ideal for Sales Managers, non-technical Engineering Team Managers, and those beginning their careers in Wireless Networking.

The training for this certification provides a solid foundation in Wireless Networking and gives a high-level overview of the field.

The concepts which can be learned in this class will act as a firm foundation upon which to take the next CWNP training class(es). This class introduces topics such as basic RF theory in an easy-to-understand format, which will provide a solid foundation in Wireless Networking.

The course offers training in basic RF theory, regulatory requirements, and explains the methodology for implementation of WLAN devices. This course focuses on introducing Wi-Fi sales and support professionals to the latest in 802.11 technologies.

If the student is considering entering into, or advancing within, the wireless networking industry, this course will introduce the student to the basic, necessary understanding.

This class is the first in the series of CWNP certification classes which can lead to the prestigious CWNE – Certified Wireless Networking Expert – designation!

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(CWNA) Certified Wireless Network Administrator

In order to reach CWNP Associate level the candidate must train in Networking Technology and have a working knowledge of Wireless.

This certification is ideal for engineers who have at least 1 year of experience in the field.

This certification requires more technical knowledge than CWTS and acts as a "gateway" (prerequisite) to the Professional suite of certifications.

The Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) training class covers a multitude of topics ranging from RF Frequencies, Wireless LAN Analysis, and RF Math, to Site Surveying and Antennas.

This class provides the networking professional with a solid foundation of knowledge for entering into, or advancing within, the wireless networking industry.

From basic RF theory to 802.11 Frame Exchange processes, this course delivers hands-on training that will benefit the novice as well as the experienced network professional.

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Wireless Professional

CWNP Wireless certifications are widely known and are accepted proof of state-of-the-art vendor-neutral knowledge in the wireless industry.When taught by NC-Expert instructors who have a full mastery of the topics being presented an engineer can feel confident they will leave the courses and certification with a highly valued set of skills needed by the market today. We warn against our competitors offerings of the same courses due to the high knowledge level required by an instructor to successfully communicate the concepts.

All NC-Expert instructors teaching these courses have proven Expert level knowledge and experience in the real-world through live design, deployment and troubleshooting of customer networks.

Obtaining one of the three CWNP Professional level certifications can take up to eight weeks for most engineers. We have special pricing to allow you to bundle courses and spread the cost. We also offer 6-day bootcamps which combine two Professional level courses into a shorter period of time.

To reach CWNP Professional level the candidate must first have attained the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification.


(CWDP) Certified Wireless Design Professional

Certified Wireless Design Professional, or CWDP, training will provide the student with the skills to design enterprise WiFi networks across multiple deployments, environments, and/or applications on multiple brands of equipment.

Candidates will learn how to plan and design 802.11 networks regardless of the infrastructure of the deployment environment. The CWDP Wireless LAN Design course consists of instructor-led training applicable to the design of wireless LANs using the latest technologies including 802.11n and 802.11ac. This class goes in-depth into the design process and provides students with the knowledge needed to plan, deploy and test modern 802.11-based networks.

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(CWSP) Certified Wireless Security Professional

The Certified Wireless Security Professional course covers the Security aspects of Wireless Networking. In this class, students are taught about various forms of Security Technologies, Management, and Monitoring.

The Certified Wireless Security Professional (Wireless LAN Security) training course demonstrates the latest enterprise wireless LAN security and auditing equipment. This class addresses the state-of-the-art WLAN intrusion and DoS tools and techniques. It also investigates the functionality of the 802.11i amendment to the 802.11 standard and the inner-workings of each EAP type used with wireless LANs today, along with every class and type of WLAN security solution available on the market ~ from wireless intrusion prevention systems to wireless network management systems.

This course addresses, in detail, the most important and relevant WLAN security protocols, exchanges, and deployment strategies. The class focuses heavily on understanding the functionality of the 802.11i amendment, including authentication, encryption, and key management. 802.1X and EAP are also central to this class, with an in-depth examination of each authentication mode and EAP type used in wireless LANs today.

Other infrastructure security solutions are also discussed, such as role-based access control, segmentation, VPNs, firewalls, wireless intrusion prevention and monitoring, secure roaming, and network management. The Wireless LAN Security course consists of hands on learning using the latest enterprise wireless LAN security and auditing equipment.

Students who complete the course will be exposed to the necessary skills for implementing and managing wireless security in an enterprise environment, by creating layer2 and layer3 hardware and software solutions utilizing industry leading manufacturers’ equipment.

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(CWAP) Certified Wireless Analysis Professional

Certified Wireless Analysis Professional, or CWAP, course is designed to provide the candidate with Wireless LAN analysis and troubleshooting tools. This course introduces the student to Physical and MAC Layer Formats and Technologies, Protocol Operation, and Analysis Tools and their Methodologies.

This training class demonstrates the most up-to-date enterprise wireless LAN analysis and troubleshooting concepts. It delves deeply into the functionality of WLANs, intended operation of the 802.11 protocol and Wi-Fi Alliance specifications, WLAN frame formatting and structure, troubleshooting methodology, and protocol analysis. In addition it exposes the student to in-depth training in modern spectrum analysis with a focus on advanced RF behavior analysis, data collection methods, interpreting spectrum plots and charts, and understanding advanced features of WLAN spectrum analyzers.

Students who are successful in this class will acquire the necessary skills for analyzing, assessing, and troubleshooting wireless operation in the enterprise, utilizing hardware and software solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

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(CWNE) Certified Wireless Networking Expert

The CWNE Academy program is designed to take the student from ground-level wireless networking professional, and provide the instruction and guidance to enable to student to call themselves a wireless networking “Expert” by the end of the program!

The CWNE program consists of the entire CWNP portfolio along with additional mentoring and support.

Whether the program is sought to increase knowledge, provide the student with better job security, or to be used as a springboard to change employers or careers, NC-Expert's CWNE Academy will help the student along their road to obtaining some of the necessary certifications to help achieve that goal.

Contact us to create a custom training plan to get from where you are today to the CWNE Certification. Download the PDF of the CWNE Reguirements, our Exclusive Workshop will help you all the way through the application process including publishing, endorsements and assistance in writing your required essays. See more details below.

CWNE Application Process

The Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) designation is the final step in the CWNP Program. By successfully completing the CWNE requirements, you will have demonstrated that you have the most advanced skills available in today's enterprise Wi-Fi market.

The CWNE certification assures that you have mastered all relevant skills to administer, install, configure, troubleshoot, and design wireless network systems. In addition, aspiring CWNE candidates will need to demonstrate deep understanding of protocol analysis, intrusion detection and prevention, performance and QoS analysis, spectrum analysis and management and advanced design.

Candidates interested in applying to become a CWNE have often spent years training and working in the wireless industry have made a significant accomplishments and contributions to the field. The intent of CWNE designation is to certify their advanced level of expertise.

The three most challenging areas for CWNE Candidates outside of passing the required CWNP Administrator and Professional certifications are:

  • Publishing of one of the following on an 802.11 topic (for evaluation of explanatory ability related to technical knowledge):
    • One published Wi-Fi whitepaper (10+ pages, to be reviewed by CWNP)
    • One published Wi-Fi book (with ISBN)
    • One recorded (video) instructional presentation
    • A published Wi-Fi article in excess of 1000 words
    • Regularly updated blog (at least six 802.11-related posts)
    • Other writing projects must be pre-approved to be considered, CWNP often makes writing projects available to those seeking CWNE status to assist in meeting this requirement
  • Three (3) Wi-Fi Project Documentation essays. Each item must be a 500+ word essay demonstrating:
    • Your valuable participation in, or leadership of, enterprise Wi-Fi implementation or reparation projects
    • Proper use of 802.11/WLAN vernacular
    • An in-depth understanding of complex WLAN topics
    • Accomplishments in design, installation, and configuration of 802.11 networks
    • Work requiring 802.11/WLAN education (training)
    • Work requiring habitual memory of 802.11 topics shared with others doing similar work
    • Management of projects and/or other employees involving 802.11 hardware and/or software
    • Work requiring creative writing and oral communication on 802.11 topics
    • Teaching, instructing, training and the mentoring of others on 802.11 topics
    • Research and development on 802.11 technologies and systems
  • Two (2) current, valid networking certifications from non-CWNP certification providers in any of the topics below.
    • Voice/QoS
    • Routing/Switching
    • Security
    • Protocol Analysis
    • Radio Frequency (non-WLAN)
    • Network Design

We have special Workshops just for the application if you have competed everything else already. We can help you navigate this difficult process.

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Bundles

We offer several options to help our customers get a higher Return on Investment in their training. A fundamental part of this is pricing and scheduling. We realize most engineers get 1 week a year and typically have less than $5,000.00 allotted to their training budget. Vendors stack the certifications to give more choices and provide groupings of topics. We look for areas where we can streamline the delivery and combine certain courses to give customers the best bang for the buck.

CWNP Courses Bundles we offer these in a 6-day session (M-S): (CWNA is required as a prerequisite for any of the Professional or Expert certifications)

  • CWTS + CWNA
  • CWNA + CWAP
  • CWSP + CWDP

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CWNA + CCNA Wireless:We offer the only Bundle for CWNA and CCNA Wireless in a 9-day session. This gives the entry level engineer the benefit of the two strongest wireless certifications in a single training purchase. We schedule all of our ICND1, WiFund and CWNA courses back to back, if you want to earn both certs we can create a package for you!

CCNP Wireless Boot Camp:We offer a 12-day CCNP Wireless Bootcamp that leverages our two exclusive courses (DDACW + OSACW) which cover the entire CCNP Wireless curriculum as well as added product and feature updates and advanced troubleshooting.

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NC-Expert Self Study Program


These webinars are NOT structured to be copies of the vendor programs, they are instead our Experts discussing the topics.

The webinars cover a topic and progress you from understanding what the technology is, how and why it was intended to be used, common deployments and then we take you to the expert level covering the lesser known configurations that are often expected of CCIE engineers.

The webinars are offered "after work hours" and on Saturdays to enable you to get your training on your own time

We currently offer revolving schedules for the US and European timezones, ASIA coming soon. If you can't attend one then catch it the next time around! We run two series in each timezone, one that covers the full package the second jumps straight to topics that require more experience. All topics are relative to a CCIE candidate. We spend the right amount of time on all areas making sure you have a good grasp of the topic wether your starting from scratch or filling in gaps for your CCIE studies.

The Self Study Series was not designed to be a short cut to certification however, most of the certifications in the market all test the same 80% of topics. Taking and mastering the subjects in these webinars will certainly prepare you for the knowledge the certifications are meant to validate however, you will still need fill in the gaps to cover the vendor specific "exam gotchas" they include specific to their certification. The series covers the majority of the core topics included in the following certifications:

  • Comptia Mobility +
  • Cisco CCNA Wireless (WiFund)
  • CWNP- CWTS
  • CWNP- CWNA
  • Cisco CCNP Wireless (WIDESIGN, WIDEPLOY, WISECURE and WITSHOOT)
  • Cisco CCIE Wireless Written and Lab Theory
  • CWNP- CWDP
  • CWNP- CWSP
  • CWNP- CWAP

Core Wireless

Following is a list of the current webinar series, each topic is up to 4 hours.

  • 802.11
  • RF Propagation
  • Defining Layer 1 in WLAN Environments
  • Conducting Site Surveys
  • Wireless Tools, Packet Capture & WireShark
  • AP Placement, Channels and SSID

Enterprise Wireless

Following is a list of the current webinar series, each topic is up to 4 hours.

  • Design & Deploy a Data Capable Network
  • Controller Based Wireless Design and Architecture
  • FlexConnect and Office Extend (OEAP) - Design & Deployment
  • Converged Access, HA/SSO and PoE
  • L2 Roaming
  • L3 Roaming
  • FlexConnect and Office Extend (OEAP) -Roaming & Converged Access
  • Guest Access - LWA
  • Guest Access - CWA

Security

Following is a list of the current webinar series, each topic is up to 4 hours.

  • Wireless Interference
  • 802.11r, MFP/PMF and Rogues
  • Security - Encryption and Certificates
  • Security - Authentication
  • ISE 1.3 & 2.0 for Wireless -Profiling
  • ISE 1.3 & 2.0 for Wireless -Policy

Voice & Video

Following is a list of the current webinar series, each topic is up to 4 hours.

  • Design & Deploy a Video and Voice Capable Network
  • Wireless QoS
  • Wired QoS - Converged Access
  • Design & Deploy a Location Capable Network
  • RX SOP

Outdoor - Mesh - High Density

Following is a list of the current webinar series, each topic is up to 4 hours.

  • Outdoor-Understanding The Differences From Indoor
  • Mesh
  • Deploying Mesh Networks Indoor vs Outdoor Environments
  • High Density - Understanding The Impact to the WiFi Environment
  • High Density - Design, Deploy and Integrate High Density Areas in Your Enterprise

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