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Wi-Fi Technician

Associated Certification: CWT

Course Summary

Duration: 1 day, Classroom, Virtual Live Online


The Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) is an individual who can install APs based on a design document, configure the AP for initial operations and ensure connectivity. The individual can troubleshoot basic problems and assist users in-person or through remote communications in problem resolution. The ability to configure a WLAN client for connectivity is paramount with an understanding of the configuration process for SSIDs, security settings and other client adapter settings.

This individual is not responsible for WLAN design, analysis or security design; however, the CWT should be able to gather information from a design specification document to properly configure an AP and troubleshoot individual connection issues. The CWT may not be aware of the actual WLAN architectural design, the RF design or the full feature set in use to implement the WLAN

Course Outline

Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals
Describe RF Signal Characteristics
Explain RF behaviors and signal propagation
Understand how to detect RF signal factors

Antennas and Accessories
Describe the basic differences among antenna types
Select the appropriate external antenna when required

802.11 Channels and Operations
Create basic RF channel plans
Explain the basic WLAN location process
Describe the basic steps required in the WLAN connection process
Determine the channels and streams supported by client devices

WLAN Clients: Features and Capabilities
Describe client types and varying capabilities
Determine the channels and streams supported by client devices

WLAN Clients: Configuration and Management
Configure client devices

WLAN APs: Hardware and Mounting
Identify AP features and capabilities and understand configuration options related to them
Select appropriate mounting kits for a specified installation location
Ensure proper PoE provisioning when required

WLAN APs: Configuration and Management
Configure APs as standalone devices
Validate AP wired interface connectivity
Validate proper AP WLAN configuration

WLAN Security
Understand the basics of 802.11 security solutions
Identify legacy security technologies that should not be used
Configure security parameters in an AP
Configure security parameters in a client device

Troubleshooting Connection Issues
Troubleshoot connectivity problems
Troubleshoot performance problems
Troubleshoot security problems
Troubleshoot mobility problems


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