Certified Wireless Design Professional – CWDP

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Official CWDP-303 Certification Training!

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 class consists of instructor-led training applicable to the design of wireless LANs using the latest technologies including 802.11n and 802.11ac. This training goes in-depth into the design process and provides students with the knowledge needed to plan, deploy and test modern 802.11-based networks.

Main Areas Covered by CWDP:

  • Understanding Design Strategies
  • Network Planning Best Practices
  • Design Optimization


You can view and download a PDF copy of the Class Outline here:
Class Outline _ CWDP 303



  • Understand Design Strategies
  • Describe Best Practices for Network Planning
  • Explain the Available Technologies to Satisfy 802.11n and 802.11ac Design Requirements
  • Describe Advanced Site Surveying
  • Understand Design Troubleshooting Methodologies

Pre-Requisite Knowledge Advisory

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

Exam Required for CWDP Certification

Proctored Exam 90 minutes (60 questions: multiple choice)
Exam Proctor: PearsonVUE
Recertification: 3 years

Class Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to WLAN Design
  • Implement Effective Project Management
    • Statement of Work
    • Nondisclosure Agreements
    • Project Plans
    • Resource Management
    • Role Definition
Module 2 – Defining Specifications for the WLAN
  • Collect and Use Business Requirements
  • Collect, Define, and Use Technical Requirements
  • Identify Design Constraints
  • Collect, Use, and Deliver Essential Documents, where Applicable
Module 3 – Defining Requirement Areas
  • Define Requirement Areas Including Essential Metrics for Each Requirement
    • Capacity
    • Client Device Types
    • Applications and their Requirements
    • SSID and WLAN Profiles
    • Security Settings
    • Understand the Various Issues Introduced by Common Vertical Markets
Module 4 – Site Surveys
  • Select and Use Appropriate Tools for a Design Project
  • Perform a Pre-Design Site Survey, When Required
Module 5 – Designing the WLAN
  • Define WLAN Architectures, and Select the Appropriate Architecture for a Design
  • Use WLAN Design Software (including Common Vendor Solution Features)
  • Make Configuration Recommendations in a Design Scenario
  • Design for Different Client and Application Types
  • Ensure Proper End-to-End QoS Implementation
  • Define and Recommend Proper Security Solutions
  • Design for Secure Roaming
  • Create, Distribute, and Communicate Design Documentation
Module 6 – Designing for Specific Scenarios
  • Understand the Various Issues Introduced by Common Vertical Markets
  • Design Special WLAN Deployments
Module 7 – WLAN Deployment
  • Understand and Implement Design Documentation
  • Perform Validation and Optimization Tasks During Deployment
  • Recommend or Perform Essential Deployment Tasks
Module 8 – Design Validation
  • Perform and RF Validation Survey
    • Ensure Coverage Requirements
    • Ensure Capacity Requirements
    • Evaluate CCI Impact
  • Perform Client Performance Testing
    • Application Testing
    • Roaming Testing
    • Connectivity Testing
Module 9 – Design Optimization
  • Recommend and Perform Appropriate Physical Adjustments
  • Recommend and Perform Appropriate Configuration Adjustments
  • Select Remediation Solutions for Problems Discovered During Post-Validation
  • Implement Knowledge Transfer and Handoff