Why this course?
This unique course provides a technical introduction to 802.11 / Wi-Fi networks, including equipment configuration, installation and testing; and prepares attendees for the Certitrek CWT on-line exam and certification. This entry-level technical course covers the essentials of Wi-Fi network operation – including Radio Frequency (RF) essentials, WLAN antennas, RF Channels, WLAN clients, Wi-Fi access point configuration, mounting, testing and management.
Training Course Objectives
On completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the configuration process for SSIDs, security settings and other client adapter settings.
- Configure a WLAN client for connectivity.
- Gather information from a design specification document.
- Properly configure and install Wi-Fi access points.
- Troubleshoot basic Wi-Fi connection problems and help users regain network connectivity.
- Prepare for the NEW Certitrek Certified Wireless Technician (CWT-101) on-line certification exam.
Who should attend this course
- People responsible for configuring or installing Wi-Fi access points and other wireless products.
- Technical support staff supporting Wi-Fi network users.
- People responsible for testing and troubleshooting basic Wi-Fi client connectivity.
- People wanting to take the Certitrek Certified Wireless Specialist (CWT) on-line certification exam.
Students should have basic networking knowledge, including understanding of the OSI Reference model.
The CWT course helps attendees prepare for the NEW Certitrek® CWT-101 Certified Wireless Technician (CWT®) exam.
Lifetime Post-Course Support
After completing this 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.
Training Course Content
Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals
- Describing RF Signal Characteristics
- Understanding RF behaviours and signal propagation
- Understanding how to detect RF signal factors
Antennas and Accessories
- WLAN antennas
- Comparing different antenna types
- Selecting appropriate external antennas
802.11 Channels and Operations
- Creating basic RF channel plans
- Understanding the WLAN location process
- Steps required in the WLAN connection process
- Determining the channels and streams supported by client and IoT devices
WLAN Clients and IoT devices: Features and Capabilities
- Wi-Fi client types and varying capabilities
- Determining the channels and streams supported by client devices
- WLAN Clients: Configuration and Management
- Configuring IoT devices:
- Network join
- Hands-on configuring Wi-Fi client devices
WLAN APs: Hardware and Mounting
- AP features and capabilities
- Understanding the AP configuration options
- Selecting appropriate mounting methods and kits for different installation types
- Ensuring proper 802.3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) provision
WLAN APs: Configuration and Management
- Configuring APs as standalone devices
- Validating AP wired interface connectivity
- Validating proper AP WLAN configuration
- Understand the basics of 802.11 security solutions
- Identifying legacy security technologies that should not be used
- WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 security
- Personal versus Enterprise authentication
- 6GHz security requirements
- WPA Pre-Shared Key (PSK) and Passphrase
- 802.1X/EAP authentication
- Common EAP methods
- Configuring security parameters in an AP or controller
- Configuring security on a client device
- Basic security options for wireless IoT protocols
Troubleshooting Common Wi-Fi Problems
- Troubleshooting connectivity problems
- Troubleshooting performance problems
- Troubleshooting security problems
- Troubleshooting mobility problems