Wireless Technologies, Design, Deployment, Implementation, Configuration, Security and Administration

Track Room Location: Heritage Hall 132


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Description

Introduction to the design, implementation and maintenance of Wireless Local Area Networking. Topics include 802.11 standards, wireless radio technology, wireless topologies, access points, bridges, wireless security, site surveys, antenna systems and troubleshooting. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices. The course will include hands-on installation and configuration of Wireless Client Adapters, Routers, Access Points, Repeaters, Bridges, Wireless Controllers and other wireless devices. The class will also introduce multiple-vendor equipment solutions including Cloud Managed Wireless.

Prerequisites

Attendees should have prior knowledge of Local Area Networking Technologies and the basic configuration and implementation of Routers and Switches. Specific knowledge of topics covered in the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Curriculum or a CCENT/CCNA Certification would be beneficial.

All attendees will be provided with a copy of CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide (ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-457-8).

Instructor

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Bill Wolfe has been in the IT industry for over 35 years. Bill’s career has spanned various disciplines within IT including Sales, Product Management, Enterprise Architecture, Network Engineering, Application Development and for over 12 years as a CIO/CTO. Bill Wolfe is an instructor for the Cisco Networking Academy and VMware Academy. He holds the distinguished title of Cisco Certified Instructor Trainer along with numerous Expert Level Cisco Industry Certifications in Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, Voice and Data Center. Bill has been an Instructor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL for the past 10 years and speaks at numerous industry and collegiate technology conferences. He also works for Cisco Systems as a Senior Network Consulting Engineer in the Center of Excellence specializing in Enterprise Network Architecture and Design. Bill resides in Downers Grove, IL a suburb of Chicago with his Wife, Daughter and Son. In his spare time he races Corvettes and rides Extreme Roller Coasters with his Son.

Three Objectives

1. Understanding of Wireless Networking Technologies and Solutions
2. Deployment Methods of Wireless for Corporations and Enterprises (Premise and Cloud)
3. Prepare instructors to deliver a fully articulated Wireless Networking Program

Agenda

Monday - Thursday 8:30a-5:00p and Friday 8:30a-1:00p

Each Day will consist of Topic Discussion, Group Projects, Exercises and LAB activities. LAB activities will involve Autonomous APs, Wireless LAN Controllers and Meraki Cloud.

Monday
  • RF Signals and Modulation
    • Understanding Frequency, Phase, Wavelength, Power, Modulation and Encoding
  • RF Standards
    • 802.11 Protocols (a, b, g, n, ac)
  • RF Signals in the Real World
    • RF Propagation and Interferers
    • Dealing with Wireless Interference

Tuesday
  • Understanding Antennas
    • Radiation Patterns, Beamwidth and Types
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
    • Indoor, Outdoor, Mesh

Wednesday
  • Understanding 802.11 Frame Types
    • Frame/Packet Captures and 802.11 Radio Frame Analysis
  • Planning Coverage with Wireless APs
    • Predicative, Passive and Active Site Surveys

Thursday
  • Understanding Cisco Wireless Architectures
    • Autonomous, Controller and Cloud
  • Implementing Autonomous, Controller and Cloud Deployments
    • Distribution Network Preparation, Controller Redundancy, Discovery and Join Process, Cloud Implementation
    • Understanding Client Roaming
    • Understanding Auto-RF and Radio Resource Management

Friday
  • Wireless Security Fundamentals
    • WEP, WPA/WPA2, 802.1x/EAP
  • It's Wireless. How hard could it be to NOT install wires?
    • Configuring a WLAN
    • Implementing a Wireless Guest Network
    • Configuring Client Connectivity
    • Managing Cisco Wireless Networks
    • Troubleshooting WLAN Connectivity

Resources

Reference Documents and Information Links will be provided to attendees as part of the deliverables during the class sessions.

Certification Info

Attendees will be fully prepared to sit for any of the following certification exams at the conclusion of this class:
  • Cisco CCNA - Implementing Cisco Wireless Networking Fundamentals (200-355 WIFUND)
  • CWNP – CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
  • CWNP – CWNA – Certified Wireless Network Administrator

Attendees will be one step closer in preparation for the following certification exams:
  • Cisco CCNP - Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS 642-732)
  • Cisco CCNP - Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS 642-747)
  • Cisco CCNP - Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS 642-737)
  • CWNP - CWSP - Certified Wireless Security Professional
  • CWNP – CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional
  • CWNP - CWAP – Certified Wireless Analysis Professional

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.