CWDP Course Outline

Enterprise Wi-Fi Network Design, Outline v1.0

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The CWDP Wireless LAN Design course consists of instructor-led training applicable to the design of wireless LANs using the latest technologies including 802.11n and 802.11ac. This course goes in-depth into the design process and provides attendees with the knowledge needed to plan, deploy and test modern 802.11-based networks. It also prepares students for the CWDP examination.

Upcoming classes:

    Sydney: 19-22 Nov

Students who complete the course will acquire the necessary skills for preparing, planning, performing and documenting site surveys and wireless LAN design procedures.

  • CWDP courseAssociated Certifications: CWDP
  • Price: $3,250.00 (ex)
  • Duration: 4 days, Classroom
  • Availability: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra
  • Prerequisites: CWNA-level knowledge (enterprise Wi-Fi Administration)

CWDP Course Outline

The following list contains the materials covered in the lecture portion of the course.

WLAN Design Overview

  • Importance of Good Design
  • Impact of Bad Design
  • Design Process
  • Design Skills
  • Design Toolkit

Requirements Analysis

  • Pre-Planning
  • Customer Interaction
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Discovering Existing Systems
  • Documenting the Environment
  • Defining Constraints
  • Creating Documentation

Designing for Client and Applications

  • Client Device Types
  • Application Types
  • Application-Specific Design
  • High Density Design Issues

Designing for Industry

  • Standard Corporate Networks
  • Industry-Specific Designs
    • Government
    • Healthcare
    • Hospitality
    • Education
    • Retail
    • Warehouse
    • Guest Access and Public Hotspots
    • Transportation
    • Mobile Office
    • Outdoor and Mesh
    • Last-mile/ISP and Bridging

Vendor Selection Processes

  • Defining Vendor Issues
  • Operational Planes
  • Design Models
  • Understanding Architectures

Radio Frequency Planning

  • RF Spectrum
  • RF Behaviours
  • Modulation and Coding Schemes
  • RF Accessories
  • Throughput Factors

WLAN Hardware Selection

  • Antennas
  • 802.11n and Antennas
  • Choosing APs
  • Powering APs

Site Surveys

  • Site Survey Tools
  • Site Survey Preparation
  • Predictive Site Surveys
  • Manual Site Surveys
  • Site Survey Principles and Processes

Designing for QoS

  • Quality of Service (QoS) Overview
  • QoS Application Points
  • Roaming Support

Designing for Security

  • Bad Security
  • Authentication Solutions
  • Encryption Solutions
  • Security Best Practices
  • Intrusion Prevention

Installation, Testing, Validation and Troubleshooting

  • Network Health Status
  • Troubleshooting and Validation Process
  • Troubleshooting and Validation Tools
  • Common Problems

Hands-on Lab Exercises

Hands-on labs depend on the audience and can include use of:

  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • Protocol Analyzers
  • Site Survey Software
  • Diagramming Software
  • Various Wireless Access Points
  • Various Wireless Adapters and Antennas

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