CWAP: Certified Wireless Analysis Professional

CWAP: Certified Wireless Analysis Professional Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

The CWAP (Certified Wireless Analysis Professional) certification is an advanced wireless LAN certification, focusing entirely on the analysis and troubleshooting of wireless LAN systems. The CWAP learning objectives begin with the frame structures and exchange processes for each of the 802.11 series of standards, and then apply that base of knowledge to how and when to use the tools that are available for analyzing and troubleshooting today's wireless LANs.

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Intended Audience for this CWAP: Certified Wireless Analysis Professional Course

  • » This course targets experienced networking professionals who wish to gain critical, detailed skills in wireless networking analysis. These skills include an in-depth understanding of the frame structure of 802.11 frames, frame exchange processes between wireless nodes, analyzing security solutions for both effectiveness and weaknesses, analyzing performance in both pure and mixed-mode environments, and using analyzers for site surveying and intrusion detection.

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CWAP: Certified Wireless Analysis Professional Course Outline

      1. Physical Layer
        1. PLCP and PMD Sub-layers
        2. PLCP header fields and subfields
      2. DCF Mode
        1. Interframe Spacing
        2. Backoff Algorithms
        3. Frame exchange processes
      3. PCF Mode
        1. Media access rules
        2. Frame exchange processes
      4. MAC layer addressing
        1. BSS
        2. ESS
        3. WDS
      5. Wired connectivity standards for access points and bridges
        1. 802.1h
        2. RFC1042
      6. Using wireless LAN protocol analyzers
        1. Performance analysis
        2. Security analysis
        3. Distributed analysis
        4. Protocol decode analysis
        5. Site Surveying
        6. Application Analysis
      7. Use of 802.11 series of standards terminology
        1. MPDU
        2. MMPDU
        3. MSDU
        4. PPDU
        5. PSDU
      8. Hands-on Lab Exercises
        1. WildPackets
          1. AiroPeek NX - Introduction
          2. AiroPeek NX - Intermediate
          3. WildPackets iNetTools
          4. AiroPeek NX - Performance and Security Analysis
          5. AiroPeek NX - Distributed Analysis with RF Grabber
        2. Network Instruments
          1. Observer - Introduction
          2. Observer - Intermediate
          3. Observer - Integrated Network Analysis Tools
          4. Observer - Distributed Analysis with Advanced Multiprobes
          5. Observer - Performance Analysis
        3. AirMagnet
          1. AirMagnet Trio - Introduction
          2. AirMagnet Trio - Intermediate
          3. AirMagnet Trio - Integrated Networking Tools
          4. AirMagnet Trio/Reporter - Performance and Security Analysis
          5. AirMagnet Distributed with Hardware Sensors
        4. TamoSoft
          1. CommView for WiFi - Introduction
          2. CommView for WiFi - Intermediate
          3. Essential NetTools
          4. CommView for WiFi - Performance and Security Analysis
        5. Network Chemistry
          1. Intrusion Protection System with Neutrino Sensors
          2. Packet Capture with Packetyzer
          3. Fusion Management Application

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » PW0-270 : Certified Wireless Analysis Professional Exam

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Richard L.
- Over 20 years experience in the IT industry.
- CEH and Microsoft training for many government agencies, including the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- CEH and Microsoft training for Fortune corporations such as Merrill Lynch and ADP.


Richard is a premier Microsoft Certified Trainer and Certified EC-Council Instructor. He has over 20 years of experience as a network administrator, security consultant, vulnerability assessor, and penetration tester for assorted Fortune companies.

Richard??s knowledge on the development and implementation of policies and procedures concerning the security of network data is unsurpassed. He has conducted successful CEH and Microsoft training classes for many government agencies including the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as Fortune enterprises such as Merrill Lynch and ADP.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

The class met all our expectations! The material was perfect and very efficiently delivered by our instructor. He was able to adapt and give us scenarios as to how this course would benefit us in our environment. What made his delivery even more impressive was his vast experience teaching a highly diverse group like ours.

He did a great job and the staff at NetCom Information Technology coordinated very efficiently with us ensuring each step and area was taken care of. I am very impressed with the level of "follow-up" each staff provided. We will certainly use NetCom Information Technology for any future needs and recommend you to anyone that we find that may need this type training.

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» CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator


I just passed CWSP exam in your site yesterday. I would like to thank the instructor for giving me good direction and very useful material for me to pass this tough exam. I believe that NetCom has very good professional quality in business and lots of resources for enterprise. I feel lucky to have chosen NetCom for my professional training vendor then to have met the best teacher in wireless fields. This is why I passed CWSP with 95%! Thank you.


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» CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

What I liked most about NetCom was the instructor !
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» Wireless Networking Workshop (FREE)
» CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

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