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Certified Wireless Network Administrator – CWNA

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CWNA Certification Training

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.

Main Areas Covered by CWNA Certification Training:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
  • Wireless Standards and Organizations
  • 802.11 Network Architecture

Description

CWNA Certification Training – Course Objectives

  • Understand Basic RF Principles and Characteristics
  • Define Antenna Types
  • Describe 802.11 Frame Transmission and Exchange Processes
  • Describe Wireless Network Security Basics
  • Understand the Methodologies used in WLAN Analysis
  • Understand Site Survey Fundamentals and Best Practices
  • Define Basic Network Troubleshooting

Prerequisites

  • Basic Knowledge of Networking
  • Understanding of OSI Model
  • Knowledge of IP Subnetting

Exam Required for CWNA Certification

CWNP CWNA-107
Proctored Exam 90 minutes (60 questions: multiple choice / multiple answer)
Exam Proctor: PearsonVUE
Recertification: 3 years

Course Outline

Module 1 – WLAN and Networking Industry Organizations
  • WLAN Industry Organizations
  • Regulatory Domains
  • 11 Standard and Amendments
  • Additional Networking Standards
  • PoE
  • EAP
  • RADIUS
Module 2 – RF Characteristics and Behavior
  • Spread Spectrum, Modulation, and Coding
  • Properties of RF Waves
  • Types of Power Loss and Environmental Impact on Radio Waves
  • RF Propagation
Module 3 – RF Mathematics and Measurements
  • RF Units of Measurement
  • RF Signals Measurement
  • Basic RF Math
  • Link Budgets
Module 4 – RF Antennas and Hardware
  • Antenna Fundamentals
  • Polarization and Gain
  • Types of WLAN Antennas
  • Antenna Systems
  • Antenna Implementation and Safety
  • RF Cables, Connectors, and Accessories
Module 5 – 802.11 PHYs and Network Types
  • Frequency Bands
  • Coexistence Mechanisms
  • Challenges Addressed by Modern MACs/PHYs
  • HT and VHT Enhancements
  • Integration and Deployment Considerations
Module 6 – 802.11 Network Devices
  • Infrastructure Devices
  • Device Configuration
  • Power Over Ethernet
Module 7 – 802.11 MAC Operations
  • Frame Types
  • Connection Methodologies
Module 8 – 802.11 Channel Access Methods
  • Requirements
  • Timing and Distribution
  • Protection Mechanisms
  • Operation Modes
  • Power Management
Module 9 – WLAN Network Architectures
  • Control, Management, and Data
  • Forwarding
  • Controllers
  • QoS
  • Roaming
  • Available Models
  • AP Placement and Channel Selection
Module 10 – WLAN Requirements and Solutions
  • Data Access
  • User Types
  • Consumption Models
  • Network Types
  • Basic Operating Models
  • Network Management Systems
  • Network Architecture
  • Services
Module 11 – Security Solutions for WLAN
  • Security Strategies
  • Security Policy
  • Security Mechanisms
  • Security Management
Module 12 – Site Surveys, Network Design and Validation
  • RF Site Surveys
  • Requirements Collation and Validation
  • Survey Report
  • Survey Methodologies
  • Survey Considerations
  • Spectrum Analysis
Module 13 – WLAN Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Protocol and Spectrum Analysis
  • Monitoring
  • Interference