Description

An administrator level certification for networkers who are in the field and need to thoroughly understand RF behavior, site surveying, installation, and basic enterprise Wi-Fi security. You learn how RF and IP come together as a Wi-Fi network.

The Enterprise Wireless LAN Administration 5.0 course, whether in an academic format or a 4 or 5-day fast-track format, provides the networking professional a complete foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing in 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.

Objectives

Outline


Introduction to WLAN Standards
  • Introduction to WLAN industry organizations
  • Discussion of protocol standards and compliance
  • Overview of 802.11 standard and amendments
  • Discussion of additional networking standards
  • Regulatory domains and their impact

Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals
  • RF propagation
  • Properties of RF waves
  • Types of power loss and environmental impact on radio waves
  • Spread spectrum, modulation, and coding
  • Channels and bandwidth

Antennas
  • Antenna fundamentals
  • Polarization and gain
  • Types of WLAN antennas
  • Antenna systems
  • Antenna implementation and safety
  • RF cables, connectors, and accessories

RF Math
  • RF units of measurement
  • Basic RF math
  • RF signal measurements
  • Link budgets

RF Regulatory Domains
  • Regulatory domains
  • Regulatory bodies and frequency bands
  • Output power rules

Wireless LAN Operation
  • Basic WLAN hardware
  • Basic operating modes
  • WLAN hardware
  • WLAN connectivity
  • WLAN architecture
  • Wireless Network Management Systems (WNMS)

Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • PoE device types
  • Powered Device (PD)
  • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)
  • Power delivery
  • Planning for PoE
  • PoE standards
  • Powering 802.11n devices

802.11 Service Sets
  • Service set types
  • Authentication and association
  • Network infrastructure
  • Roaming within a WLAN
  • Load-balancing

Basic WLAN Analysis
  • Protocol analysis
  • 802.11 frame types
  • Protection mechanisms
  • Power saving operations
  • Transmission rates

Coordinating Frame Transmissions
  • Introducing CSMA/CA
  • Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)
  • Hybrid Coordination Function (HCF)

802.11n Amendment
  • Challenges addressed by the high throughput (HT) PHY
  • HT (802.11n) PHY and MAC layer enhancements
  • MIMO and SISO systems
  • HT coexistence mechanisms
  • HT integration and deployment
  • HT site surveying and analysis

Site Surveying
  • RF site survey defined
  • Gathering information and resources
  • Spectrum analysis for site surveys
  • Site survey types
  • Survey considerations
  • Survey deliverables

Basic WLAN Security
  • Importance of WLAN security
  • Security policy
  • Legacy WLAN security mechanisms
  • Modern WLAN security mechanisms
  • Baseline WLAN security practices

Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic networking knowledge, including OSI model and IP subnetting

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