CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Prep course

CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Prep course Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

In this Wi-Fi fundamentals course, you will gain the knowledge needed to enter into or advance within the wireless networking industry. From basic RF theory and regulatory requirements to implementation of WLAN devices, you will get up-to-speed on the latest in 802.11 technologies in a practical way.
Get exam ready in this approved CWTS certification course that includes:

  • CWTS study guide
  • Practice exams
  • Exam voucher

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    Intended Audience for this CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Prep course Course

    • » Wi-Fi sales professionals, project managers, and networkers new to Wi-Fi

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    CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Prep course Course Objectives

    • » Networking basics
    • » Wi-Fi organizations and standards
    • » Basic wireless 802.11 technologies functionality and terms
    • » Lightweight and autonomous access points
    • » Antenna types and uses
    • » Wi-Fi operational concepts and applications
    • » Wi-Fi security, compliance, and site surveying
    • » Wi-Fi support and troubleshooting
    • » RF fundamentals and antenna concepts
    • » Spread spectrum concepts

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    CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Prep course Course Outline

        1. Introduction to Networking
          1. Network Types
            1. Local Area Networks
            2. Wide Area Networks
            3. Other Area Networks
          2. Network Topologies
            1. Point-to-Point
            2. Star
            3. Mesh
          3. OSI Model
            1. Physical Layer (L1)
            2. Data Link Layer (L2)
            3. Network Layer (L3)
            4. Transport Layer (L4)
            5. L5 and L6
            6. Applications (L7)
          4. Peer Communication
          5. Encapsulation
          6. Device Addressing
            1. Physical Addressing
            2. Locating a MAC Address
            3. Logical Addressing (IPv4)
            4. Locating an IPv4 Address
        2. Introduction to Wi-Fi
          1. Where Wi-Fi is used
            1. Small Office/Home Office
            2. Extending the Wired LAN
            3. Replacing the Wired LAN
            4. Public Hotspots
            5. Mobile and Temp Facilities
            6. Outdoor Applications
            7. Transportation Networks
          2. Organizations Governing Wi-FI
            1. IEEE, Wi-Fi Alliance, and CWNP
            2. Regulatory Bodies
          3. IEEE Standards
            1. Standards, Amendments, and Drafts
            2. 802.11 Standard
            3. 802.11 PHY Amendments
            4. 802.11 Amendments
        3. Wi-Fi Infrastructure and Client Devices
          1. Access Points (APIs)
            1. Autonomous Aps
            2. Controller-based Aps
            3. Mesh Aps
          2. WLAN Controllers
            1. Single Channel Architecture (SCA)
          3. Wireless Bridges
          4. Wireless Repeaters
          5. Power over Ethernet (PoE)
            1. PD versus PSE
          6. Client Devices
            1. Client Software
          7. Workgroup Bridge (WGB)
        4. Wi-Fi Terminology and Operation
          1. Wi-Fi Modes of Operation
            1. BSS, IBSS
            2. BSS, BSA, and BSSID
            3. ESS and SSID
          2. Client Association Process
            1. Discovery / Scanning
            2. Open Authentication
            3. Association
          3. Reassociation / Roaming
            1. Disassociation and Deauthentication
          4. Power Save Fundamentals
            1. Legacy Power Save
            2. WMM-PS
          5. Data Rates
            1. Data Rate versus Throughput
            2. Dynamic Rate Switching
        5. Radio Frequency Fundamentals
          1. RF Wave Fundamentals
            1. Wavelength, Amplitude, Phase
          2. Frequency Fundamentals
            1. RF Characteristics
          3. Scattering, Absorption, Diffraction, Reflection
            1. RF Interference
          4. Multipath
          5. Power Measurements
            1. Absolute Power Measurement (mW, dBm)
            2. Relative Power Measurement (dB, dBi)
          6. Rule of 10s and 3s
            1. Device Receive Sensitivity
          7. Wi-Fi Channels
            1. 2.4 GHz Channels used in Wi-Fi
            2. 5 GHz Channels used in Wi-Fi
        6. Antennas and Accessories
          1. Antenna Function
            1. Antenna Gain
          2. Types of Antennas
            1. Omni-directional Antenna
            2. Semi-directional Antenna
            3. Highly-directional Antenna
          3. Line of Sight
            1. Visual versus RF LOS
          4. Antenna Polarilzation
          5. Antenna Diversity
          6. Antenna Accessories
            1. RF Cables and Connectors
            2. RF Amplifiers
            3. Lightning Arrestors
        7. Wi-Fi Under the Hood
          1. Medium Access
            1. Collision Avoidance
            2. CSMA/CA Basics
          2. Modulation
            1. HR/DSSS, OFDM, HT-OFDM
          3. Mixed Mode Environments
            1. Protection Mechanisms
          4. Sources of Interference
            1. Modulated Interference
            2. Unmodulated Interference
        8. RF Site Surveys
          1. Purposes of an RF Site Survey
          2. Site Survey Procedures
            1. Gather Stakeholder Requirements
            2. RF Site Survey Documentation
            3. Perform a Spectrum Analysis
            4. Perform Protocol Analysis
            5. Perform Coverage Analysis
          3. Site Survey Type-Manual
          4. Site Survey Type-Predictive
        9. Wi-Fi Security
          1. Legacy Security Methods
            1. WEP, SSID Hiding
          2. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
          3. Security Terminology Chart
          4. Authentication Types
            1. WPA2-Personal
            2. WPA2-Enterprise
          5. Encryption
            1. CCMP/AES
            2. TKIP/RC4
          6. Fast / Secure Roaming
          7. Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
          8. Role Based Access Control
          9. Compliance Concerns
            1. HIPPA, GLBA, SOX
            2. Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems
          10. Security Best Practices
            1. SOHO
            2. SMB
            3. SME / Enterprise
        10. Wi-Fi Troubleshooting
          1. Troubleshooting Tools
            1. Spectrum Analyzer
            2. Protocol Analyzer
          2. Site Survey Tool
          3. Common Wi-Fi Problems
            1. Poor Coverage
          4. Causes and Solutions for Low Signal Strength
            1. Intermittent or No Connectivity
          5. Typical Causes and Solutions
            1. Slow Performance
          6. Typical Causes and Solutions

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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.

    Course(s) Taken

    » 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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    J. Y.
    Course(s) Taken

    » CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

    What I liked most about NetCom was the instructor !
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    Course(s) Taken

    » Wireless Networking Workshop (FREE)
    » CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

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