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Certified Wireless Analysis Professional – CWAP

SKU: NCX-CW-P-AP-1 Category: Tags: , , ,

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:

  • Exploring Advanced Features of WLAN Spectrum Analyzers
  • Analysis, Assessment, and Troubleshooting Methodologies

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

Prerequisites

  • Thorough Understanding of RF Technologies
  • Understanding of Applications of 802.11 Networks
  • *Current* Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) Certification

Exam Required for CWAP Certification

CWNP CWAP-402
Proctored Exam 120 minutes (60 questions: multiple choice / multiple answer)
Exam Proctor: PearsonVUE
Recertification: 3 years

**IMPORTANT NOTE**:
CWNP has announced that the current CWAP-402 exam will be retired at the end of November 2018.
Students have until November 30, 2018 to sit their exam.

The CWAP-403 exam will be available from October 2018 (specific date has not yet been released).

Course Outline

Module 1 – Troubleshooting Processes
  • Troubleshooting Methodologies
  • CWNP Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Tools
Module 2 – Communications
  • Terminology Review
  • Beacon Frames
  • Authentication
  • Channel Access
  • WLAN Architectures
Module 3 – 802.11 Frames
  • Framing Review
  • 802.11 General Frame Format
  • 802.11 Frame Types
  • Important 802.11 Frames
  • Security Communications
  • 802.11 PHY
Module 4 – WLAN Hardware
  • Client Devices
  • Access Points
  • WLAN Controllers and Managers
  • Wireless Analysis Hardware
  • Wired Hardware
Module 5 – Protocol Analysis
  • WLAN Protocol Analysis Hardware and Software
  • Protocol Analyzer Common Features
  • Working with Protocol Analyzers
Module 6 – Spectrum Analysis
  • Spectrum Analysis Hardware
  • Terminology
  • Spectrum Analyzer Features
  • Installing and Configuring
  • Performing Spectrum Analysis
Module 7 – Wired Issues
  • Common Problems
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Specific Issues
Module 8 – Common WLAN Issues
  • Common Issues
  • Security Issues
  • Client Issues
  • Modern Issues