Why this CWNA course?
This Superior course from LEVER – the World’s First CWNP GOLD Learning Partner (2009 – 2016) – includes:
- Expert training and preparation towards your CWNA examination
- Hands-on training with enterprise-grade Wi-Fi equipment
- Advanced coverage of Wi-Fi network Planning, Design and Site Survey*
- On-line access to the WCC™ Test Prep Questions for the WCC™ CWNM™ exam*
- WCC-600 CWNM Theory Exam Voucher*
- WCC-610 CWNM Practical Exam Voucher*
- Full-colour printed 550+ page copies of the WCC CWNM Training Courseware – 2x books*
- Comprehensive, Sybex CWNA-108 6th Edition Study Guide – the Study Guide preferred by experienced Wi-Fi network engineers
- Expert advice from the World’s leader in Wi-Fi network Planning, Design, Survey, Analysis and Remediation*
- Lifetime Post-Training Support from LEVER Technology Group PLC*
* Benefits not available on other CWNA courses
CWNA Training Course Objectives
On completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand and apply the essential concepts of Radio Frequency (RF) technology, including RF planning, RF-related calculations and spread spectrum technologies.
- Perform RF Spectrum Analysis for the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz (Wi-Fi 6E) bands.
- Describe the rules governing wireless LANs, to comply with local radio regulations for setup and maintenance of WLANs.
- Describe the fundamental operation of wireless LANs, for effective WLAN problem analysis and troubleshooting.
- Understand IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Wi-Fi 6E standards and amendments; and their practical relevance in depth.
- Learn about the upcoming Wi-Fi 7 standard – IEEE 802.11be.
- Correctly install, configure and support Wi-Fi adapters, access points, wireless bridges and WLAN antennas.
- Understand 802.11 / Wi-Fi WLAN Physical and MAC -layer operation in depth.
- Describe and troubleshoot WLAN problems including RF coverage, multipath, hidden nodes and interference problems.
- Understand the tools and processes used in WiFi Site Survey.
- Work with sophisticated WLAN diagnostic tools from Ekahau, MetaGeek, Savvius, Tamosoft and more.
- Describe the insecurities inherent in IEEE 802.11 WLANs.
- Apply best security practices, including WPA2, WPA3 and OWE to secure Wi-Fi networks for small, medium and large organisations.
Who should attend this CWNA course
- IT professionals and network engineers responsible for installing or supporting 802.11 (Wi-Fi) Wireless networks.
- IT professionals wanting to progress within the wireless network industry.
- Network planners, designers and support staff.
- IT Security staff, managers and auditors.
CWNA Course Pre-requisites
Before joining the course, students should:
- Understand switched Ethernet LANs and MAC addressing;
- Understand IP addressing, configuration and troubleshooting;
- Have practical experience in Administration and Troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows 10, macOS or Linux.
This course helps attendees prepare for the Certitrek CWNA-108 exam.
This market-leading Enterprise WiFi course incorporates extensive hands-on practical sessions including:
- RF maths calculations, including EIRP for different scenarios and antenna selections
- Configuring Controller-based and/or Cloud-based Wi-Fi networks
- Performing RF Spectrum Analysis
- Wi-Fi Network Survey using Ekahau Pro
- Understanding Wi-Fi RF Visualisations (Heat Maps)
- Configuring WPA2 and WPA3 security on Wi-Fi networks
- Troubleshooting a range of Wi-Fi network problems
- Working with exterprise-grade Wi-Fi equipment
- Using and analysing PoE and PoE+
- Hands-on exam preparation questions in class and on-line
- WCC™ WCC-610 CWNM Practical Exam #1
- WCC™ WCC-610 CWNM Practical Exam #2
- WCC™ WCC-610 CWNM Practical Exam #3
Lifetime Post-Course Support
After completing this CWNA training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.
CWNA Training Course Content
Introduction to WLAN Standards
- Introduction to WLAN industry organisations
- 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
- Antenna fundamentals
- Polarisation and gain
- Types of WLAN antennas
- Antenna systems
- Antenna implementation and safety
- RF cables, connectors, and accessories
- RF units of measurement
- Basic RF math
- RF signal measurements
- Link budgets
- Regulatory domains
- Regulatory bodies and frequency bands
- Output power rules and examples
- Basic WLAN hardware
- Basic operating modes
- WLAN hardware
- WLAN connectivity
- WLAN architecture
- Wireless Network Management Systems (WNMS)
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
- PoE device types
- Power delivery
- Planning for PoE
- PoE standards
802.11 Service Sets
- Service set types
- Authentication and association
- Network infrastructure
- Roaming within a WLAN
Basic WLAN Analysis
- Protocol analysis
- 802.11 frame types
- Protection mechanisms
- Power saving operations
- Transmission rates
- WiFi packet capture
Coordinating Frame Transmissions
- Introducing CSMA/CA
- Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)
- WLAN QoS, 802.11e, WMM
Understanding 802.11n (HT) – WiFi 4
- 802.11n PHY and MAC layer enhancements
- MIMO and SISO systems
- 40MHz channels
- A-MSDU, A-MPDU
- HT coexistence mechanisms
- HT integration and deployment
- HT site surveying and analysis
Understanding 802.11ac (VHT) – WiFi 5
- 802.11ac PHY and MAC layer enhancements
- Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
- 80MHz and 160MHz channels
Understanding 802.11ax (HE) – WiFi 6 and 6E
- 802.11ax PHY and MAC layer enhancements
- Understanding OFDMA, subchannels, GI, Resource Units (RU)
- Downlink OFDMA, Uplink OFDMA
- Challenges of WiFi 6 packet capture
- OBSS, BSS Colour and Spatial Reuse
- Target Wait Time (TWT)
- 6GHz spectrum, WiFi 6E
Overview of Draft Standard 802.11be (EHT) – Wi-Fi 7
- Multi-band/multi-channel aggregation
- Multi-Access Point Coordination
- Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) extensions
- Direct Links
WLAN Design and Site Survey
- How should Wi-Fi networks be Engineered?
- The vital need for Specifications
- Planning a WLAN deployment
- Understanding Wi-Fi network Design
- When is on-site RF survey necessary?
- Gathering information
- Heat Mapping Site Surveys
- Site survey types: Active, Passive, Hybrid
- Spectrum analysis for site surveys
- Survey deliverables
- Importance of WLAN security
- Security policy
- Legacy WLAN security mechanisms
- Modern WLAN security mechanisms
- Baseline WLAN security practices
Modern Challenges (BYOD and Guest Access)
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Guest access
- High density basics
- Best Practices for WiFi Troubleshooting
- WiFi troubleshooting tools
- WiFi Protocol Analysers
- Layer 1 troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting WiFi network design
- Troubleshooting WiFi Signal Strength, WiFi Interference, Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
- Hidden Node, Exposed Node
- Layer 2 troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting WiFi throughput
- Troubleshooting WiFi Security