The CWDP course consists of instructor-led training applicable to the design of wireless LANs using the latest technologies including 802.11n and 802.11ac. The 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. Students who complete the course will acquire the necessary skills for preparing, planning performing and documenting site surveys and wireless LAN design procedures.
Importance of good design, Impact of bad design, Design process, Design skills, Design toolkit.
Pre-planning, Customer interaction, Requirements gathering, Discovering existing systems, Documenting the environment, Defining constraints, Creating documentation.
Client Device types, Application types, Application-specific design, High density design issues.
Standard corporate networks, Industry-specific designs, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Public hotspots, Transportation, Mobile offices, Outdoor and mesh, Remote networks and branch offices, Last-miles / ISP and bridging.
Defining vendor issues, Operational planes, Design models, Understanding architectures.
RF spectrum, RF behaviors, Modulation and coding schemes, RF accessories, Throughput factors. WLAN hardware selection Antennas, 802.11n and antennas, Choosing Aps, Powering Aps.
Site survey tools, Site survey preparation, Predictive site surveys, Manual site surveys, Site survey principles and processes.
QoS overview, QoS application points, Roaming support.
Bad security, Authentication solutions, Encryption solutions, Security best practices, Intrusion prevention.
Network health status, Troubleshooting and validation process, Troubleshooting and validation tools, Common problems.
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.
"I thought that the instructor was excellent and provided a thoroughly enjoyable and informative three days."
"Easy to reach location. Course is excellent for those who wish to learn how switches work (i.e. network managers)"
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.