Training Course

WCC Certified Wi-Fi Network Manager™ (CWNM™)

  • CWNM
  • £2,995 +VAT
  • 5 days

Why this Certified WiFi Training Course?

This Superior course from LEVER – the World’s First CWNP GOLD Learning Partner (2009 – 2016) – includes:

  • Official WCC Training and Reference Manuals (x2) – 500+ pages
  • Comprehensive, Wiley CWNA-107 Exam Study Guide – the Study Guide preferred by experienced Wi-Fi network engineers
  • On-line access to the WCC™ Test Prep Questions for the WCC™ CWNM™ and Certitrek CWNA®-107 exams
  • WCC-600 CWNM Theory Exam Voucher
  • WCC-610 CWNM Practical Exam Voucher
  • The World’s leading 5-day Wi-Fi Network Engineer training course – supersedes LEVER’s CWNA course
  • 40 hours of Expert training from Europe’s Leading Wi-Fi Engineer Training and Certification company
  • Unrivalled course content, full-colour courseware, exam-prep materials, hands-on labs, expert advice from the UK’s leading Wi-Fi network engineering Company.
  • Lifetime Post-Training Support – to help you in your future career.
  • The course price includes examination vouchers for the WCC-600 and WCC-610 exams, which are valid for the period during which the course is attended.

WiFi Network Management Course Benefits

This new, industry-leading Wi-Fi network engineering training course is the superior alternative to the Certitrek CWNA training course. This Official WCC™ course provides the industry’s most advanced, cutting-edge training in 802.11 / Wi-Fi / WiGig Planning and Administration:

  • Developed by the acknowledged World leader in Wi-Fi Technology Training and Wi-Fi Network Engineering
  • The WCC™ CWNM™ training programme prepares you for two industry certifications
  • CWNM™ is the professional-level (WCC™ Level 2) Certification which qualifies IT professionals to configure, operate and manage Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi networks in accordance with WCC™ Standards
  • Developed by a World leader with more than 30 years’ experience in technical training
  • Provides Training and Preparation for the latest Certitrek® Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)® exam CWNA-107
  • Provides Training and Preparation for the WCC™ Certified Wireless Network Manager™ (CWNM™) exams WCC-600 and WCC-610
  • Opportunity to take the CWNM™ WCC-610 Practical exams in-class during your course
  • Expert training from the Industry’s leader in Wi-Fi Network Engineering – working in Universities, major Corporates, retail, warehousing, sports stadiums and outdoor Wi-Fi deployments
  • The WCC™ CWNM™ course includes valuable additional content and hands-on practical sessions not provided by Certitrek CWNA courses
  • Have complete confidence – your training comes from the longest-established CWNP Learning Partner* in the UK and Europe, and the World’s FIRST and only CWNP Gold Partner
  • Expert advice from the World’s leader in Wi-Fi network Planning, Design, Survey, Analysis and RemediationThis course provides the necessary training to help existing Wi-Fi network installers prepare for the WCC™ Certified Wi-Fi Network Manager™ (CWNM™) Certification Exams
  • Hands-on training on industry-leading equipment, with your choice of equipment including:
    • Cisco Unified Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) and CAPWAP APs
    • Ruckus Wireless controller-based WLAN
    • Aruba Networks Instant and Aruba Controller-based products
    • Cisco Meraki wireless access points
    • Ubiquiti UniFi WLAN
    • Other vendor equipment by prior arrangement
  • Training in Wi-Fi network Planning, Design and Site Survey fundamentals
  • Hands-on experience with AirMagnet Surveyor or Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)
  • Prepare for the 90-minute WCC™ CWNM™ Theory Exam WCC-600
  • Take the 3-hour WCC™ CWNM™ Practical Exam – WCC-610**
  • * Comprehensive Wiley CWNA-106 Exam Study Guide
  • * 2x full-colour printed WCC™ CWNM™ Training and Reference Manuals (500 pages)
  • Lifetime Post-Training Support from LEVER Technology Group PLC
  • All lunches and refreshments

Train for real career progression in Wi-Fi Network Engineering with the World’s leader in Enterprise Wi-Fi engineering and training.

* CWNP Learning Partner 2003 – 2016, and CWNP’s FIRST and only GOLD Learning Partner 2009 – 2016.

** Your training package includes examination vouchers for the WCC-600 and WCC-610 exams, valid for the period in which you attend your course.

WiFi Network Management Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand essential Radio Frequency (RF) technology concepts, including spread spectrum technologies, modulation, coding, Wi-Fi RF network planning and essential RF calculations.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Wi-Fi network operation, for essential Wi-Fi network problem analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Summarise the rules governing Wi-Fi WLANs, to comply with local RF regulations for the operation of Wi-Fi networks.
  • Understand IEEE 802.11 standards and amendments, including 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 802.11ad (WiGig™), 802.11af (White-Fi) and 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow™).
  • Correctly select, install, configure and support Wi-Fi Access Points, wireless bridges and WLAN antennas.
  • Understand 802.11 / Wi-Fi WLAN operation in depth and troubleshoot a range of Wi-Fi network problems including RF coverage, multipath, hidden nodes, RF channel allocation and RF interference.
  • Experience state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network engineering tools from Ekahau, AirMagnet, Tamosoft, Metageek and more.
  • Describe the major threats, attacks and risks posed against Wi-Fi networks.
  • Understand the essentials of Wi-Fi network Security and apply baseline security practices to your environment.
  • Take the WCC™ WCC-610 Certified Wi-Fi Network Manager™ Practical exams and prepare for the WCC-600 Theory Exam
  • Prepare for the latest Certitrek Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam.

Who should attend this WiFi Network Management course

  • IT professionals and network engineers responsible for installing or supporting 802.11 (Wi-Fi) Wireless networks.
  • IT professionals wanting to progress into the wireless network industry.
  • Network planners, designers and support staff.
  • IT Security staff, managers and auditors.

WiFi Network Management Course Pre-requisites

Prior to joining the course, students should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Have a good understanding of switched Ethernet LANs and MAC addressing;
  • IP addressing, configuration and troubleshooting;
  • Practical experience in Administration and Troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows XP;
  • Practical experience Troubleshooting hardware drivers on Microsoft Windows 7 or later;
  • Experience of configuring devices such as SOHO or Enterprise-grade routers or similar appliances.

WiFi Network Management Certification

This course provides the necessary training to help experienced IT professionals prepare for the WCC Certified Wi-Fi Network Manager® (CWNM) Certification Exams WCC-600 and WCC-610.

WiFi Network Management Examination

On successful completion of the course, students have the opportunity to take the 90-minute WCC CWNM® Theory Exam WCC-600 and the 3-hour WCC CWNM® Practical Exam – WCC-610. The course price includes examination vouchers for the WCC-600 and WCC-610 exams, which are valid for the week during which the course is attended.

Hands-on Practicals

This market-leading Enterprise WiFi course incorporates extensive hands-on practical sessions:

  • Practical Labs and Exercises:
  • RF maths calculations, including EIRP for different scenarios and antenna selections
  • Configuring Controller-based access points
  • Working with the Microsoft Windows wireless client/service
  • Working with proprietary Wireless network adapters and client utilities
  • Working with 802.11n and 802.11ac adapters and Access Points
  • Throughput measurement labs: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11n 20MHz (2.4GHz), 802.11n 20MHz (5GHz), 802.11n 40MHz (5GHz), 802.11ac 80MHz
  • Performing RF Spectrum Analysis
  • 802.11 / Wi-Fi Packet Capture and Analysis with AirMagnet Analyzer, WildPackets OmniPeek, Tamosoft Commview or Wireshark
  • Wi-Fi Network Design using Ekahau Site Survey or AirMagnet Survey
  • Wi-Fi Site Survey using Ekahau Site Survey or AirMagnet Survey
  • Understanding Wi-Fi RF Visualisations (Heat Maps)
  • Configuring Wi-Fi WPA-PSK security
  • Troubleshooting a range of Wi-Fi network problems
  • Students work with a range of equipment from mutliple vendors – including:
    • Cisco Aironet autonmomous APs (optional)
    • Cisco Unified Wireless equipment – (Cisco WLAN Controller – WLC) and Cisco CAPWAP / lightweight APs
    • Ruckus Wireless equipment
    • Cloud-managed Controller-less Wi-Fi systems
    • A range of WLAN adapters
    • The Ekahau Site Survey Professional or AirMagnet Survey site survey and planning suites
    • Spectrum Analysis with Metageek Wi-Spy and Chanalyzer
    • Wireless Packet Capture and Analysis tools
    • Viewing active networks in a Wi-Fi network finder
  • Viewing RSSI
    • RSSI values of different adapters at the same location
  • Configuring APs
    • Configuring an autonomous AP (optional)
    • Configuring a controller-base Wi-Fi network
  • Configuring wireless Clients
    • Configuring connection profiles
    • Configuring Wi-Fi security
  • Using PoE and PoE+
  • 802.11 / Wi-Fi Protocol Analysis
    • Capturing and analysing Wi-Fi frames
  • Wi-Fi RF Spectrum Analysis
    • Viewing activity
    • Understanding signatures
  • Site Survey Tools
    • Using tablet- or phone-based site survey software
    • Using laptop site survey software
    • Using predictive site survey software
  • Configuring Essential Wi-Fi Security
    • Configuring WPA Personal security (WPA-PSK)

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this WiFi Network Management 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.

WiFi Network Management Training Course Content

Day 1

Introduction to WLAN Standards

  • Overview of WLAN industry organisations
  • RF Regulatory domains and their impact
  • WLAN protocol standards and compliance
  • Overview of IEEE 802.11 standard and amendments
  • 802.11, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g,
  • 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
  • 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
  • 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
  • 802.11ad (WiGig)
  • 802.11d, 802.11j, 802.11h
  • 902.11e, 802.11r, 802.11v, 802.11k, 802.11y
  • 802.11w, 802.11s, 802.11p, 802.11z
  • Wi-Fi Alliance standards
  • Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM Programs
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice Programs
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi HaLow
  • Wi-Fi TimeSync
  • Wi-Fi Vantage

The Wireless Certification Commission

  • WCC Roles and Objectives
  • WCC Standards and Specifications
  • WCC Training and Certification

802.11 / Wi-Fi WLAN Hardware and Architectures

  • WLAN hardware
  • 802.11 Service Sets
  • 802.11 WLAN operating modes
  • 802.11 connectivity
  • 802.11 architecture
  • Wireless Network Management Systems (WNMS)
  • Vendor Optimisation Methods
  • Auto RF Management
  • AirTime Fairness
  • Band Steering

Power over Ethernet (PoE) in detail

  • PoE device types: PD, PSE
  • Power delivery
  • Planning for PoE
  • PoE standards, 802.3af, 802.3at
  • Powering 802.11n and 802.11ac devices

Hands-on Practical assignments

Day 2

Understanding Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals

  • RF signals
  • RF signal propagation
  • Properties of RF signals
  • Types of power loss and environmental impact on RF propagation
  • Spread spectrum techniques
  • Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS)
  • RF Channels and Bandwidth

Understanding and Choosing Antennas

  • Fundamentals of antennas
  • Antenna Polarisation and Gain
  • Types of WLAN antennas
  • WLAN Antenna systems
  • Antenna installation and safety precautions
  • RF cables, connectors and accessories

Understanding RF Maths

  • RF units of measurement
  • dB, dBm, dBi, dBd
  • Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • Essential RF maths
  • RF signal strength measurements
  • RF Link Budget

Hands-on Practical assignments

Day 3

RF Regulatory Domains

  • Regulatory domains
  • Regulatory bodies and frequency bands
  • RF transmission power and EIRP rules

802.11 / Wi-Fi Protocol Operation

  • 802.11 Frame Structure
  • 802.11 frame types
    • 802.11 Data Frames
    • 802.11 Control Frames
    • 802.11 Management Frames
  • 802.11 Beacons
  • STA Passive scanning
  • STA Active scanning
  • Probe Requests / Responses
  • 802.11 Open System Authentication
  • 802.11 Shared Key Authentication
  • 802.11 Association
  • 802.11 Reassociation
  • Roaming within a WLAN
  • 802.11 Deauthentication, 802.11 Disassociation
  • Load-balancing clients across APs
  • Manipulating Basic and Supported Data Rates

802.11 / Wi-Fi Protocol Analysis

  • Hidden Node scenarios
  • 802.11 Protection Mechanisms
  • RTS / CTS
  • ERP Protection Mechanisms
  • 802.11 Power Saving
  • Legacy Power Saving
  • U-APSD

Hands-on Practical assignments

Day 4

802.11 / Wi-Fi Operation In Detail

  • 802.3 CSMA/CD
  • 802.11 CSMA/CA
  • Clear Channel Assessment (CCA)
  • Virtual Carrier Sense (NAV)
  • Inter-Frame Spacing (IFS)
  • Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)
  • Contention Window (CW)
  • IEEE 802.11e
  • Hybrid Coordination Function (HCF)
    • EDCA Contention Access
    • HCCA Controlled Access
  • Wi-Fi Alliance WMM
  • WMM Access Categories (AC)
  • QoS Contention Window
  • WMM Power Save (WMM-PS)

802.11n (HT) Amendments

  • Goals of the High Throughput (HT) PHY
  • 802.11n (HT) PHY and MAC layer enhancements
  • Understanding MIMO
  • Spatial streams
  • MIMO and SISO devices
  • HT coexistence mechanisms
  • HT integration and deployment

802.11ac (VHT) Amendments

  • 5GHz operation
  • Working with 80MHz and 160MHz channels
  • Dynamic Bandwidth Operation (DBO)
  • 256-QAM modulation
  • 8 spatial streams
  • Standardised Transmit Beamforming (TxBF)
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
  • VHT Transmit Opportunity (TXOP)
  • Coexistence Mechanisms
  • Considerations when deploying 802.11ac

Overview of 802.11ax (HE)

  • Major problems with Wi-Fi today
  • OFDM Subcarrier spacing
  • Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
  • Long OFDM symbol
  • Resource Units
  • Subchannel Allocation for OFDMA
  • Uplink Multi-User (UL-MU) transmissions
  • 8×8 Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO)
  • Spatial frequency re-use / BSS Colouring
  • Target Wake Time (TWT)
  • 1024-QAM
  • New PHY headers
  • Enhanced robustness outdoors

Overview of 802.11 / Wi-Fi Network Design and Site Survey

  • Understanding the RF network
  • The essentials of Wi-Fi RF Network Design
  • The WCC architecture for Wi-Fi network Design and Survey
  • Site survey types

Hands-on Practical assignments

Day 5

Practical Wi-Fi Network Design and Site Survey

  • Customer Requirements Definition (CRD)
  • Overview of Wi-Fi RF Network Design
  • Overview of Wi-Fi Site Survey
  • Working with Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)
  • Working with other Wi-Fi Site Survey and Design tools
  • RF Spectrum Analysis

Overview of 802.11 / Wi-Fi Security

  • The importance of wireless security
  • Overview of Wi-Fi Security policy
  • Legacy 802.11 security mechanisms
  • Modern Wi-Fi security mechanisms
  • Wi-Fi security Best Practices

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Networks

  • Understanding the wired and wireless network architecture
  • Adopting a structured troubleshooting methodology
  • Obtaining client- and infrastructure-side diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting common problem scenarios
  • Identifying problems with:
    • Wi-Fi network design
    • Wi-Fi network configuration
    • Wi-Fi network operation
    • The RF spectrum

WCC™ Certified Wireless Network Manager (CWNM™) Practical Exam WCC-610

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