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Enterprise Wi-Fi Administration

Associated Certification: CWNA

Pearson VUE Certification Exam CWNA-107

Course Summary

Duration: 4 days, Classroom or Virtual Live Online

Prerequisites: Good to have but not required: Basic networking knowledge, including OSI model and IP subnetting


The Enterprise Wi-Fi Administration course, 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.

Course Outline

WLAN and Networking Industry Organizations
Wi-Fi Related Organizations
PHY Amendments
802.11 Amendments
Wi-Fi Alliance
PoE (802.3)

RF Characteristics and Behavior
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Wavelength, amplitude and other RF characteristics
Reflection, refraction and other RF behavior
RF Propagation
Basic Types of Modulation

RF Mathematics and Measurements
RF units of measure
Basic RF mathematics
RF signal measurements
Understand link budgets

RF Antennas and Hardware
RF Units of Measure
Types of Antennas and Antenna Systems Commonly Used With 802.11 WLANs
Antenna Polarization and Gain
Antenna Implementation
Types of Antenna Cables, Connectors, and Other Accessories

802.11 PHYs and Network Types
802.11 PHYs and Network Types
802.11 Frequency Bands
802.11 Channels Explained
OSI Model Layers and Wi-Fi
802.11 Physical Layers (PHYs)
Throughput vs. Data Rate
RF Modulation Methods
802.11 Use Case Scenarios
WLAN Operating Modes including BSS. ESS and Roaming

802.11 Network Devices
Access Point Features and Capabilities
AP and WLAN Management Systems
Wireless Monitoring Systems (Analytics)
WLAN Controller Functionality
Network Architecture Planes
WLAN Bridging
Client Devices
Client Device OS Configuration
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Functionality

802.11 MAC Operations
802.11 Frames
Frame Aggregation
Guard Interval
General Frame Format
PHY Preamble
Management, Control and Data Frames
Locating WLANs


802.11 Channel Access Methods
Differences between CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA
Distributed Coordination Function (DCF)
Network Allocation Vector (NAV)
Clear Channel Assessment (CCA)
Interframe Spacing (IFS)
Contention Window (CW)
Quality of Service in 802.11 WLANs
Hybrid Coordination Function (HCF)
Additional Control Frames and Protection Modes

WLAN Network Architectures
Control, Management and Data Planes
WLAN Controller Solutions
Network Architectures
RF Channel Planning
Service Set Configurations
Cell Sizing and Interference

WLAN Requirements and Solutions
Explore WLAN Deployment Scenarios
BYOD and Guest Access
Mobile Device Management
Radio Resource Management (RRM) and other automatic RF management solutions
Additional Management Features

Security Solutions for WLANs
Additional Authentication Features
Deprecated Standard Security
Weak Security Mechanisms
Pre-shared Key and IEEE 802.1X/EAP
Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)
Protocol and Spectrum Analysis for Security
Using Secure Protocols

Site Surveys, Network Design and Validation
Survey Processes
Understanding Requirements
Verify Design Requirements
Locating Interference
Spectrum Analysis
Application and Throughput Testing
Protocol Analysis

WLAN Troubleshooting
CWNP Troubleshooting Methodology
Protocol Analysis Troubleshooting Features
Spectrum Analysis Troubleshooting Features
RF Interference
Hidden Nodes
Connectivity Problems






This course includes hands-on Lab exercises and instructor demonstrations


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