The CWDP 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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Who will benefit:

Anyone looking for the skills to analyze, troubleshoot, and optimize any enterprise level Wi-Fi network, no matter which brand of equipment your organization deploys. Anyone looking to become a CWNP.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Design enterprise WiFi networks.
  • Select appropriate antennas and Access points.
  • Perform site surveys.
  • Describe the security requirements required for enterprise networks.
  • Test, validate and troubleshoot installations.
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WLAN design overview

  • Importance of good design, Impact of bad design, Design process, Design skills, Design toolkit.

Requirements analysis

  • Pre-planning, Customer interaction, Requirements gathering, Discovering existing systems, Documenting the environment, Defining constraints, Creating documentation.

Designing for clients and applications

  • Client Device types, Application types, Application-specific design, High density design issues.

Designing for industry

  • Standard corporate networks, Industry-specific designs, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Public hotspots, Transportation, Mobile offices, Outdoor and mesh, Remote networks and branch offices, Last-miles / ISP and bridging.

Vendor selection processes

  • Defining vendor issues, Operational planes, Design models, Understanding architectures.

Radio Frequency (RF) planning

  • RF spectrum, RF behaviors, Modulation and coding schemes, RF accessories, Throughput factors.

WLAN hardware selection

  • Antennas, 802.11n and antennas, Choosing Aps, Powering Aps.

Site surveys

  • Site survey tools, Site survey preparation, Predictive site surveys, Manual site surveys, Site survey principles and processes.

Designing for Quality of Service (QoS)

  • QoS overview, QoS application points, Roaming support.

Designing for security

  • Bad security, Authentication solutions, Encryption solutions, Security best practices, Intrusion prevention.

Installation testing, validation and troubleshooting

  • Network health status, Troubleshooting and validation process, Troubleshooting and validation tools, Common problems.

Hands-on lab exercises

  • Hands-on labs depend on the audience and can include use of: Spectrum analyzers, Protocol analyzers, Site Survey software, Diagramming software, Various wireless access points, Various wireless adapters and antennas.
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