Training Course

Fast-Track to Ekahau Pro

  • ESSE3
  • £2,085 +VAT
  • 3 days
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Why this Ekahau Pro course?

This Ekahau Pro training course provides a comprehensive coverage of Wi-Fi network Planning, Design, Surveying and Reporting using Ekahau Pro (formerly Ekahau Site Survey). Focussed lecture sessions and hands-on practical exercises with Ekahau Pro, plus on-site survey and predictive design exercises, are key features of this course. Attendees also learn the key aspects of Wi-Fi life cycle management, including 802.11 / Wi-Fi network and RF essentials, Pre- and Post-deployment site surveys, Predictive design, RF Spectrum analysis, plus many undocumented tips and techniques for expert Wi-Fi network engineering.

Ekahau Pro Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Wi-Fi network Planning, Design, Site Survey and Reporting in depth.
  • Perform on-site Passive and Active Wi-Fi site surveys of existing Wi-Fi networks.
  • Perform Predictive Wi-Fi network design for new and exisrting networks using Ekahau Pro (formerly Ekahau Site Survey).
  • Troubleshoot and Optimise Wi-Fi networks for better coverage, capacity and performance.

Ekahau Pro Course Pre-requisites

Students should have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • The essentials of Layer 2 Ethernet networking
  • Wi-Fi standards (802.11n and 802.11ac), 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels, Wi-Fi APs and clients
  • Strong computer skills
  • Each student must bring a laptop to the class (Microsoft Windows 10 laptop, or an Apple Macbook).

Hands-on Practicals

The course incorporates a range of hands-on practical labs with Ekahau Pro, including Predictive Wi-Fi network design and Site Survey with Ekahau Pro.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this Ekahau Pro 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.

Ekahau Pro Training Course Content

The role of the Wi-Fi network Designer and Surveyor

  • The Wi-Fi WLAN lifecycle
  • The different types of WiFi site survey
  • Passive Wi-Fi survey
  • Active Wi-Fi survey
  • Pre-Deployment survey
  • Predictive Design
  • “AP-on-a-stick” surveys
  • Post-Deployment survey
  • Assessing the Coverage of a Wi-Fi network
  • Assessing the Capacity of a Wi-Fi network
  • Identifying the Design flaws in a Wi-Fi network
  • Identifying the Implementation flaws in a Wi-Fi network
  • Wi-Fi network Diagnosis
  • Performing critical tests on a Wi-Fi network

Defining your requirements

  • The criticality of Wi-Fi network Design and Audit specifications
  • Understanding the flaws inherent in most Wi-Fi network specifications
  • Defining your Wi-Fi RF network specification
  • Defining your Wi-Fi network Capacity Planning rules
  • The four-step Capacity Planning process

Understanding RF Fundamentals

  • A quick review of RF bands and rules
  • The essentials of Wi-Fi WLANs
  • Understanding dB and dBm
  • Understanding RF Maths
  • The rules of 10s and 3s

802.11 / Wi-Fi Network Essentials

  • 802.11 Authentication
  • 802.11 Association
  • Contention
  • Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel Interference
  • Understanding Receiver Sensitivity
  • Understanding Associated Data Rate
  • Modulation and Coding
  • 802.11 MCS
  • Asymmetrical / Simplex link operation
  • How a Wi-Fi NIC Works
  • Surveying with different NICs
  • Surveying with Ekahau Sidekick™

Antenna Fundamentals

  • Antenna gain, dBi, dBr
  • RF power, IR, EIRP
  • EIRP and RF maths

Defining the Wi-Fi RF Network Coverage specification

  • Capacity Planning for your Wi-Fi network

Installing Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)

  • Getting to grips with key ESS visualisations
  • Inputting the Network Audit Specification
  • Understanding the key Wi-Fi network Metrics, Criteria and Conditions
  • Signal Strength assessment
  • Assessing Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Assessing alternate AP coverage provision
  • Assessing RF Channel Overlap
  • Assessing Associated and Predicted Data Rates

Auditing an existing network

  • Visual inspection of the installation
  • RF Spectrum analysis and review
  • Drawing immediate conclusions

Assessing and Remediating an Existing Wi-Fi network

  • Assessing the Capacity of a Wi-Fi network
  • Identifying the Design flaws in a Wi-Fi network
  • Identifying the Implementation flaws in a Wi-Fi network
  • Wi-Fi network Diagnosis
  • Performing critical tests on a Wi-Fi network
  • Reviewing the critical ESS visualisations
  • Drawing conclusions about the installed Wi-Fi networks
    • How well are the Coverage requirements met?
    • How well are the Capacity requirements met?
    • How well is the Wi-Fi network configured?
    • What specific improvements should be made to the network?

Wi-Fi Network Design with Ekahau Pro

  • Autoplanner
  • Improving on an Autoplanner design
  • Design exercises
    • Office space
    • Customer-specific space
  • Drawing walls manually

CAD file Import and wall classification

Advanced Wi-Fi Network Design

  • Predictive Design using Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)
  • Designing for Multiple Floors
  • Designing for Coverage
  • Designing for Capacity
  • Using Ekahau Auto-Planner
    • Design Exercise: Existing Office Space
    • Determining RF attenuation for walls and Attenuation Areas

Re-designing an Existing Wi-Fi network

Performing Manual Site Surveys for a New or Amended Wi-Fi Network Design

  • “AP on a Stick” Surveys
  • ESS Reporting Features

Optional LEVER ESSE Certification exam

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