Training Course

Certified Wireless Technician (CWT)

  • CWT
  • £995 +VAT
  • 1 day
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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.

Course Pre-requisites

Students should have basic networking knowledge, including understanding of the OSI Reference model.

Certification

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:
    • Provisioning
    • Network join
    • Security
  • 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

WLAN Security

  • 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
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