CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional

CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

A professional level certification for networkers already CWNA certified, have a thorough understanding of RF technologies and applications of 802.11 networks. The CWDP curriculum prepares WLAN professionals to properly design wireless LANs for different applications to perform optimally in different environments.
The CWDP Wireless LAN Design course consists of instructor-led training applicable to the design of wireless LANs using the latest technologies including 802.11n and 802.11ac. The course goes in-depth into the design process and provides attendees with the knowledge needed to plan, deploy and test modern 802.11-based networks. It also prepares students for the CWDP examination.
Students who complete the course will acquire the necessary skills for preparing, planning performing and documenting site surveys and wireless LAN design procedures.

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Course Prerequisites for CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional

  • » CWNA-level knowledge (enterprise Wi-Fi)

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CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional Course Objectives

  • » After finishing this course, you will be able to perform the following tasks:
  • » Requirements Analysis
  • » Site Survey Procedures
  • » WLAN Design
  • » WLAN Deployment
  • » Design Validation

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CWDP - Certified Wireless Design Professional Course Outline

      1. WLAN Design Overview
        1. Importance of good design
        2. Impact of bad design
        3. Design process
        4. Design skills
        5. Design toolkit
        6. Pre-planning
        7. Customer interaction
        8. Requirements gathering
        9. Discovering existing systems
        10. Documenting the environment
        11. Defining constraints
        12. Creating documentation
        13. Client device types
        14. Application types
        15. Application-specific design
        16. High density design issues
        17. Standard corporate networks
      2. Industry-specific designs
        1. Government
        2. Healthcare
        3. Hospitality
        4. Education
        5. Retail
        6. Public hotspots
        7. Transportation
        8. Mobile offices
        9. Outdoor and mesh
        10. Remote networks and branch offices
        11. Last-mile/ISP and bridging
      3. Defining vendor issues
        1. Operational planes
        2. Design models
        3. Understanding architecture differences
        4. RF spectrum
        5. RF behaviors
        6. Modulation and coding schemes
        7. RF accessories
        8. Throughput factors
      4. Antennas
        1. 802.11n and antennas
        2. Choosing APs
        3. Powering APs
        4. Site survey tools
        5. Site survey preparation
        6. Predictive site surveys
        7. Manual site surveys
        8. Site survey principles and processes
      5. Quality of Service (QoS) overview
        1. QoS application points
        2. Roaming support
      6. Bad security
        1. Authentication solutions
        2. Encryption solutions
        3. Security best practices
        4. Intrusion prevention
        5. Network health status
        6. Troubleshooting and validation process
        7. Troubleshooting and validation tools
        8. Common problems
      7. Requirements Analysis
        1. Designing for Clients and Applications
        2. Designing for Industry
        3. Vendor Selection Processes
        4. Radio Frequency Planning
        5. WLAN Hardware Selection
      8. Site Surveys
        1. Designing for QoS
        2. Designing for Security
        3. Installation Testing, Validation and Troubleshooting
        4. Design Troubleshooting
      9. Case Studies
        1. Case studies may be used in groups to explore concepts learned in the lecture materials. Potential case studies include:
        2. Designing for future capacity
        3. Designing in a moderate interference environment
        4. Designing multiple SSID networks

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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.


J. Y.
J. Y.
Course(s) Taken

» CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

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

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

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