Certified Wireless Analysis Professional – CWAP

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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.

Main Areas Covered by CWAP:

  • Exploration of Layers, Frames, Exchanges, and Transmission Methods
  • Analysis, Assessment, and Troubleshooting Concepts

Description

Course Objectives

  • Understand WLAN Frame Formatting and Structure
  • Explain the Concept of RF Behavior Analysis
  • Define the Advanced Features of WLAN Spectrum Analyzers
  • Understand Data Collection Method Options
  • Describe Analysis, Assessment, and Troubleshooting Methodologies

Pre-Requisite Knowledge Advisory

  • Thorough Understanding of RF Technologies
  • Understanding of Applications of 802.11 Networks

Exam Required for CWAP Certification

CWAP
Proctored Exam 120 minutes (60 questions: multiple choice / multiple answer)
Exam Proctor: PearsonVUE
Recertification: 3 years

Course Outline

Module 1 – 802.11 Summary
  • Ensure Appropriate Troubleshooting Methods are Used
    • Define the Problem
    • Determine the Scale of the Problem
    • Identify the Cause(s)
    • Capture and Analyze Data
    • Observe the Problem
    • Choose Remediation Steps
    • Documenting
  • Understand Frame Encapsulation and Aggregation
Module 2 – Protocol Analysis
  • Capture Frames
  • Analyze Captured Frame
  • Apply Configuration Parameters
  • Utilizing Additional Tools
Module 3 – Physical Layer (PHY)
  • Understanding PLCP and PMD Sublayers
  • Application of PLCP and PMD to Captured Data
  • Pseudo Headers
  • Protocol Analyzer Limitations in Capturing PHY Information
  • Selecting Capture Devices
Module 4 – 802.11 MAC Frames
  • Identifying MAC Information
  • Validating BSS Configuration
  • Identification and Analysis of Frames
Module 5 – BSS Association, Transition, and Security Exchanges
  • BSS Discovery and Frame Exchanges
  • Roaming Behavior Analysis
Module 6 – Medium Access Methods and QoS Frame Exchanges
  • Investigating 802.11 Contention Algorithms
  • Analyzing QoS Configuration
Module 7 – MAC Operations
  • Analyzing Data Frame Exchange
  • Analyzing MAC Layer Operations
Module 8 – HT and VHT Operations
  • Analyzing HT / VHT Transmission Methods
Module 9 – Spectrum Analysis
  • Investigating Spectrum Analyzers
  • Analyzing Spectrum Captures
  • Spectrum Analysis Solutions

You can view and download a PDF copy of this Course Outline here:
Course Outline _ CWAP 403