Training Course

Wi-Fi HaLow – Certified Administrator (CWHA™)

  • CWHA
  • £1,895 +VAT
  • 2 days

Why this 802.11ah WiFi HaLow course?

This unique and authoritative course provides a solid grounding of IEEE 802.11ah / WiFi HaLow, including RF concepts, transmission, equipment, protocols, scaling and planning 802.11ah / Wi-Fi HaLow networks. The course also helps attendees prepare for the Wireless Certification Commission™ (WCC™) Certified Wi-Fi HaLow Administrator™ (CWHA™) on-line certification exam.

802.11ah WiFi HaLow Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of how IEEE 802.11ah / Wi-Fi HaLow works.
  • Evaluate 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology and products.
  • Plan, implement and support 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow networks.
  • Understand the security implications of 802.11ah / Wi-Fi Halow.

Who should attend this 802.11ah WiFi HaLow course

  • People wanting to evaluate 802.11ah / Wi-Fi Halow as an IoT technology solution.
  • People responsible for evaluating or testing 802.11ah / Wi-Fi Halow technology or products.
  • Technical sales and support staff who will sell or market 802.11ah / Wi-Fi Halow products.
  • IT professionals and network engineers implementing or supporting IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow wireless networks.
  • IT Security staff, managers and auditors who need to understand the security implications of 802.11ah / Wi-Fi Halow.

802.11ah WiFi HaLow Certification

This course, and the supplied study materials, prepares attendees for the Wireless Certification Commission™ (WCC™) Certified Wi-Fi HaLow Administrator™ (CWHA™) certification exam.

802.11ah WiFi HaLow Examination

After attending the course, delegates can prepare for an sit the on-line Wireless Certification Commission™ (WCC™) Certified Wi-Fi HaLow Administrator™ (CWHA™) certification exam.

Hands-on Practicals

This IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow training course includes demonstrations of 802.11ah WiFi HaLow and the opportunity for hands-on experience with 802.11ah WiFi HaLow products.

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this 802.11ah WiFi HaLow 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.

802.11ah WiFi HaLow Training Course Content

Introduction to 802.11ah

  • IEEE 802.11 standards
    • 802.11abgn: legacy Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ac: 5G Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ax: Wi-Fi 6
    • 802.11ad: WiGig
    • 802.1ah: Wi-Fi HaLow

Why 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow?

  • IEEE 802.11ah use cases
  • IoT, home automation, smart grid, automotive, wearable consumer electronics, and low-power sensors
  • IoT and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow radio frequency spectrum allocation
  • 802.11ah versus:
    • Zigbee
    • 802.15.4
    • 6LoWPAN
    • Bluetooth
    • BLE
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11ax
    • proprietary radio solutions
  • Key 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow features
    • Transmission range
    • Data rates
    • Single-hop network topologies
    • Intermittent communications

802.11ah PHY / radio interface

  • Support for large number of client stations
  • TIM stations
  • Non-TIM stations

802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Specification

  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Physical layer (PHY)
  • Operation in license-exempt bands below 1 GHz
  • S1G (sub 1 GHz)
    • 868 – 868.6 MHz (Europe)
    • 902 – 928 MHz (USA)
    • 950 MHz – 958 MHz (Japan)
    • 314 – 316 MHz, 430 – 434 MHz, 470 – 510 MHz, and 779 – 787 MHz (China)
    • 917 – 923.5 MHz (Korea)
  • Enhancements to the IEEE 802.11 MAC layer
  • Coexistence with other systems
  • Optimised Radioo Access Technology (RAT)

IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow new PHY and MAC

  • Issues with S1G spectrum and bands
  • How does 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow support extended range versus Wi-Fi?
  • How is 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow better for IoT / Internet of Everything (IoE)?
  • 802.11ah PHY and MAC optimisation
  • Power efficiency
  • Scalable operation
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow link-budget
  • 802.11ah mandatory and globally interoperable 1 and 2 MHz bandwidth modes
  • 4, 8, and 16 MHz bandwidths

802.11ah Specification Development

  • Analysis of Use Cases
    • Sensors and meters
    • Backhaul Sensor and meter data
    • Extended range Wi-Fi
    • Smart Grid: Meter to Pole
    • Environmental and Agricultural Monitoring
    • Industrial process sensors
    • Healthcare
    • Home and Building Automation
    • Home sensors
    • Smart cities

IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Channel Model

  • 4G Urban Micro and Macro cell channels
  • Urban Micro deployments
  • Urban and Suburban Macro cell deployments
    • Urban Micro (UMi)
    • SMa: Suburban Macro
    • UMa: Urban Macro
    • InH: Indoor Hotspot
    • RMa: Rural Macro
  • LoS (Line of Sight) operation
  • NLoS (Non Line of Sight) operation
  • O-to-I (Outdoor to Indoor) operation
  • Spatial Channel Model (SCM)
  • Outdoor Path Loss Models
  • Outdoor Device to Device Models
  • Indoor MIMO Channel Models

IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Requirements

  • Functional Requirements
  • System Performance
  • License-exempt band below 1 GHz excluding TV White Space bands
  • Coverage and data rate
  • Coexistence with 802.15.4 and 802.15.4g devices
  • Enhanced Power Saving

IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Implementation and Interoperability

  • 802.11ah interoperability issues across vendors
  • 802.11ah PHY and MAC design
  • 802.11ah PHY channelisation and channel models
  • 802.11ah Sub 1 GHz spectra channelisation
  • Propagation and penetration models
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow communication through walls, indoor and outdoors

802.11ah AP software and hardware architecture

  • Transmission Modes
  • 2 MHz modes: 2 MHz, 4 MHz
  • 8 MHz and 16 MHz transmissions
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow and MIMO (Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs)
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Downlink Multi-User MIMO (DL MU-MIMO)
  • 802.11ah power control and usage
  • Smaller frame formats
  • Sensor traffic priority
  • Beaconless paging mode
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow MAC efficient paging and scheduled transmissions
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow MAC throughput enhancements
  • Compact MAC Header format
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow QoS and High Throughput (HT)
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow channel access delay
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow ACK transmission overhead
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow MCS (Modulation and Coding Schemes)
  • 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow data rates
  • MAC power saving and channel access
  • Target Wake Time (TWT) and Restricted Access Window (RAW)
  • Bi Directional TXOP (Transmit Opportunities)
  • Antenna Sectorisation

Evaluating IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow performance

  • 802.11ah WiFi HaLow product demonstrations
  • Testing Interoperability
  • Speed and performance testing
  • Hands-on 802.11ah WiFi HaLow opportunity for course attendees
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