• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Wi—Fi/WLAN network analysis is a specialized subset of traditional network analysis and encompasses not only the skill of capturing data, but also the ability to discern unusual patterns hidden within seemingly normal network traffic. Through real—world examples and hands—on exercises, you will gain a set of analysis techniques focused on using vendor—neutral, open source tools in the following areas:

Wireless network analysis fundamentals
Wireless—focused network security principles, including encryption technologies and defensive configurations of network infrastructure devices
Recognition of a variety of issues that affect Wi—Fi/WLAN—based networks and the quality of the data
Open source wireless network analysis tools
Specialized wireless network analysis, including audio data traffic reconstruction and viewing techniques
You will receive:

Training binder with numerous baseline trace files
DVD with VoIP and networking tools
Library of Wireless Network Analysis reference documents
You are required to bring your own laptop.

Learning Objectives

Principles of wireless network analysis and how to apply them
Key wireless—related protocols, including data, management, control, and related supporting protocol architectures
Analyze and evaluate latency, out—of—sequence packets, packet loss, and retransmissions and how the end user experiences them
Select and configure various open source tools for wireless analysis
Utilize tools to recognize traffic patterns associated with wireless network behavior
Recognize potential wireless network security infrastructure misconfigurations
Use AirPcap Ex 802.11 a/b/g WLAN adapters provided by Riverbed for real—world practice

Framework Connections

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