Plan and install a 100% wireless network coverage to facilitate high speed access for smart mobile devices. Using the latest wireless technologies ensure all users have comprehensive access at all times to benefit from a seamless roaming experience.

The five-day Certified Wireless Infrastructure Technician (CWIT®) is a comprehensive program perfect for those with 2-3 years’ experience within network infrastructure who wish to extend their knowledge, practical hands-on skills, qualifications and certifications into the wireless infrastructure environment.

Learners will expand their knowledge and skills to gain a thorough understanding of current and emerging wireless networking technologies used for in-building wireless coverage. Methods used for connection to backbone networks also feature with explorations into the principles of microwave access radio, fibre systems and cable technologies such as DSL. The organisation and management of site records and wireless system test results through OEM software is also included.

Practical hands-on sessions are incorporated throughout this program, including a focus on advanced wireless infrastructure troubleshooting, wireless coverage surveys and network testing tools. The organisation and management of site records and wireless system test results through OEM software is also included. A certified CWIT® will be undaunted when dealing with escalations and problem resolution within a strategic wireless network project.

A certified CWIT® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes and standards. During the program learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.

Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.

The CWIT® program is classroom-based and led by one of CNet’s expert Instructors.

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A minimum of two years installation experience within the network infrastructure sector is required. Successful completion of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program would be advantageous. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

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Delegates will learn how to

Successful learners will have the knowledge and practical skills to confidently install, test and certify installations in support of Wireless Ethernet and Small Cell applications in the WAN environment and other emerging networking technologies.

The CWIT® forms part of the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which allows delegates to progress their knowledge, education and skills in line with their career within these fast moving industries. See cnet-training.com for details of the Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework.

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Role of the CWIT® in

The core layer

The distribution layer

The access layer

Regulations, Standards, Codes, Organisations and Forums

Wireless regulations, standards, codes and organisations

Wireless trade organisations and forums

Emerging wireless technologies and related standards

Fundamentals of Wireless Communications

Wireless medium/spectrum

Advantages of the Wireless solutions

RF propagation

Modulation schemes

Wireless Networking Principles

Cellular, WLAN, PAN and Microwave technologies

Femto/Pico/Micro and Macrocells

WLAN types

Frequency Bands and Channel Numbers

Core Networks



TX/RX Diversity, MIMO antenna schemes

Remote Radio Head (RRH)

PoE Switches

Self-Organising Networks (SON)

Network and Security Gateways

Coverage and Capacity planning – overview

Optimal positioning of RF units


Planning for In-Building Installations

On-site health & safety assessment

Wireless infrastructure administration & floor plans

Capacity & Coverage plans arising from use of planning tools

Ethernet and fiber cable route planning

Equipment mounting choices and types

Iteration process – ideal vs. practical choices

Rack space and equipment connection planning

AC/DC planning

Ventilation planning

In-Building Installations

Structural support for wall and ceiling RF unit fixings

Tools used for wall and ceiling fixings

PPE, steps, ladders, towers used during mounting of RF units

Installation of PoE switches and servers

Connection and earth and AC/DC power

Testing and connection of Ethernet and optical fiber cables

Capturing MAC addresses & updating as-built documentation

In-Building Commissioning

Powering up switches and servers

Use of CLI and GUI

Entry of initial parameters to enable SON

Checks: RF coverage, handover, provision of service

Optimization of RF coverage through physical adjustments

Use of test phone

Documenting test results

Typical troubleshooting: Ethernet/ fiber cable tests, pings.

Wireless Infrastructure Troubleshooting

Identification of faulty RF units or PoE devices

PoE testing

Coverage testing using test phone

Typical replacement procedures: RF units, switches, servers

CWIT® Program Breakdown

Advanced Copper Testing

Advanced Fibre Testing

WAP Survey Activity

LAN Survey Activity

Technical Theory

Case Study

There are case studies to be completed within the program time frame, one each in support of WLAN and Cellular wireless infrastructure planning and installation. There is an exam at the end of the program.

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Special Notices

It is essential that you bring a device with wireless capability, and unrestricted access to the internet as the program is delivered via an online learning management system. The log in process will be explained at the start of your program. The recommended web browser is Internet Explorer 11 but the system supports all web browsers. The program content also requires a PDF reader, adobe flash player and Microsoft word and excel.

There may be up to 20 hours of pre-reading to be completed before attending this course

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