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WiFi demystified

A 1 day training course

WiFi demystified training course description

A concise overview aimed at less technical staff requiring an overview of WiFi networks. The course covers the technologies at a high level allowing delegates to discuss WiFi networks with others recognising the buzzwords used. The course will also allow the delegates to recognise the issues involved in planning and installing WiFi networks as well as securing them.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Recognise the different WiFi technologies available.
  • Describe the architecture of WiFi networks including the role of Access Points.
  • Recognise the distance limitations of WiFi networks.
  • Describe the buzzwords used in WiFi.
  • Recognise the security issues of WiFi networks.

WiFi demystified training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with WiFi networks.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

WiFi demystified training course contents

Introduction
When to use wireless, when to use wired. WiFi technologies: 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n. WiFi speeds and distances. Comparison to other wireless technologies, 802.15 (Bluetooth), 802.16 (WiMax).

Simple WiFi networks
Network cards, Antennae, Access Points. WiFi routers.

Enterprise WiFi networks
SSIDs, Multiple WiFi networks, Repeaters, Wireless bridges, Controller based access points, Wireless switches, Power Over Ethernet

RF site surveys
Steps and techniques, tools, analysing the feasibility of WiFi, range, performance, roaming

Security
How safe are WiFi networks? Encryption, Authentication, WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x, EAP, RADIUS.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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