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Course Description

This course investigates wireless networking technology. Planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless networks will be covered. Coverage of IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n/ac implementation, security, and troubleshooting will also be addressed. The course will offer a balance of lecture and lab experiments. The course will follow elements of the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) professional certification exam. Course is offered in the spring semester.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain difference among various WLAN standards
  • Demonstrate various WLAN topologies
  • Describe the tools that are used in a site survey
  • Installation techniques and WLAN infrastructure issue
  • Explain basic principles of antennas
  • Explain basic RF theory
  • Describe wireless security solutions
  • List the components that make up the enterprise security model
  • List and describe the tools that are used to monitor a WLAN
  • List troubleshooting techniques for solving RF transmission problems
  • Describe how to solve access point problems

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Network Services