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CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) + Ekahau Wi-Fi Training Bundle

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CWNA + Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE) Training Bundle

Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer

Feature U.S. Instructor:

Keith R. Parsons
Managing Director, Wireless LAN Professionals
CWNE #3

Keith has been teaching and designing Wi-Fi networks for a decade, with deployments from above the arctic circle to Antarctica. Over 3,000 engineers have learned how to apply RF principles and design methodologies to improve their WLANs, from Keith.

Dates:

  • CWNA – Wireless LAN Administration, 19-22 June 2017 in Sydney
  • Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE), 26-29 June 2017 in Sydney

Costs:

  • Once-off bundle price: $4,999 (ex GST)
  • Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE), $2,999 (ex GST) separately
  • CWNA – Wireless LAN Administration, $3,250 (ex GST) separately

Both of these courses are available separately or bundled. Click on the red button to register for either option.

Ekahau + CWNA Training Bundle

 

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CWNA – Wireless LAN Administration

The CWNA, Enterprise Wireless LAN Administration course, whether in an academic format or a 4-day fast-track format, provides the networking professional a complete foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing in the wireless networking industry. From basic RF theory to 802.11 frame exchange processes, this course delivers hands-on training that will benefit the novice as well as the experienced network professional.

  • Associated Certifications: CWNA
  • Normal Price: $3,250.00 (when not bundled)
  • Duration: 4 days, Classroom
  • Prerequisites: Basic networking knowledge, including OSI model and IP subnetting

CWNA Course Outline

The following list contains the official materials covered in the lecture portion of the course and available only through SpectroTech within Australia.

Introduction to WLAN Standards

  • Introduction to WLAN industry organisations
  • Discuss protocol standards and compliance
  • Overview of 802.11 standard and amendments
  • Discuss additional networking standards that are commonly used to enhance WLANs

Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals

  • RF propagation
  • Properties of RF waves
  • Types of power loss and environmental impact on radio waves
  • Spread spectrum, modulation and coding
  • Channels and bandwidth

Antennas

  • Antenna fundamentals
  • Polarisation and gain
  • Types of WLAN antennas
  • Antenna systems
  • Antenna implementation and safety
  • RF cables, connectors, and accessories

RF Math

  • RF units of measure
  • Basic RF math
  • RF signal measurements
  • Link budgets

Regulatory Domains

  • Regulatory domains
  • Factors considered

WLAN Operations

  • Basic WLAN hardware
  • Basic operating modes
  • WLAN hardware continued
  • WLAN connectivity
  • WLAN architecture
  • Wireless Network Management System (WNMS)

Power over Ethernet

  • PoE device types
  • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) categories
  • Powering 802.11n and 802.11ac APs

802.11 Service Sets

  • Service set types
  • Authentication and association
  • Network infrastructure
  • Roaming
  • Load balancing

Basic WLAN Analysis

  • Protocol Analysis
  • 802.11 Frame Types
  • Protection mechanism
  • Legacy power save
  • Transmission rates

Coordinating Frame Transmissions

  • CSMA/CD vs. CSMA/CA
  • Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Power management

Modern 802.11 MACs / PHYs

  • Challenges addressed by modern MACs / PHYs
  • HT and VHT enhancements
  • Coexistence mechanisms
  • Integration and deployment
  • 802.11ac enhancements

Wireless Site Survey Fundamentals

  • Defining RF site surveys
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Types of site surveys
  • Site survey considerations
  • Site survey report

Basic WLAN Security

  • The importance of WLAN security
  • Security policy
  • Legacy WLAN security mechanisms
  • Trusted WLAN security mechanisms
  • Baseline WLAN security practices

Modern Challenges

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • BYOD
  • Guest access
  • High density wireless

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Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE)

The Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE) course, hosted by SpectroTech within Australia, throughout Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, provides instructor-led classroom lectures and intensive hands-on labs on all aspects of Wi-Fi life cycle management. This includes:

  • Wireless LAN and radio frequency (RF) fundamentals
  • Predictive designs (including practical labs using Ekahau WiFi Planner)
  • Pre- and post-deployment site surveys
  • Troubleshooting of Wi-Fi issues
  • Spectrum (interference) analysis (including labs using Ekahau Spectrum Analyzer)
  • Reporting

After the course, students will take the ECSE certification exam.

Audience

This ECSE course and certification are designed for Wi-Fi systems engineers, IT administrators, and others working with WiFi, who require an in-depth knowledge on how to deploy and maintain Wi-Fi networks using Ekahau Wi-Fi tools such as Ekahau Site Survey and Planner, and Ekahau Spectrum Analyzer. Classes are open to SpectroTech channel partners, resellers, and end-user customers throughout Australia and New Zealand, and of course international students are welcome.

Prerequisites

Students are expected to have the following skills & knowledge before attending this Ekahau course:

  • Basics of networking
  • Strong general computer skills
  • CWNA recommended (Not required)
  • Windows laptop with Admin rights for installing software – Macbook with Boot Camp is OK as well – Some exercises will work better with a mouse
  • Sense of humour is recommended but not mandatory

Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer Course Content

  • Wireless LAN and RF fundamentals
  • The life cycle of a Wi-Fi network
  • How to design and deploy robust Wi-Fi networks
  • Product installation & activation, basics
  • Pre- and post deployment Wi-Fi site surveys
  • Troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Reporting
  • ECSE Certification Exam

Course Objectives

At the end of the course the student will hold expert knowledge in designing, deploying and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks, using Ekahau Wi-Fi tools. The knowledge applies to all Wi-Fi network brands. A certification exam will be held at the end of the course.

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