National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course will explore the unique challenges presented by wireless networking, including the management of dual network devices (Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, and WiFi). Students will evaluate emerging business and technical initiatives, such as bring your own device (BYOD) and securely implement mobile IP networks based on IPv4, IPv6 and the 3GPP. Students will learn penetration testing strategies to effectively evaluate currently implemented security controls, utilizing cutting edge tools such as BackTrack 5, Vistumbler, Wireshark, and inSIDDer for network discovery and packet analysis. Additionally, students will be exposed to the site survey, network management and analysis capabilities of industry leading software such as Air Magnet, Ekahau and OmniPeek.

Learning Objectives

  • Wireless network design principles
  • RF Mathematics (Link budget, EIRP, etc..)
  • Wireless penetration testing strategies and methodology
  • Wireless hardware, network protocols, programming and encryption protocols.
  • Wireless software (WAP, HTML5, WML, etc..)
  • Wireless threats: (cracking, jamming and other wireless attacks such as association and authentication).
  • Wireless security tools of the trade, including auditing, interference detection, spectrum analysis, site survey, and rogue access point detection.
  • Probes, beacons and their role in device roaming and handover
  • Wireless security best practices: securing the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), configuration of Wireless Access Points (WAPs), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), and use of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and wireless public key infrastructure (PKI). 

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.