Wireless networks have become ubiquitous. Most IT professionals have installed a wireless network at their home. But implementing a wireless network in an enterprise is much more complex. This course is designed to take an IT professional through the lifecycles of planning, implementing, and maintaining a wireless network. The course has broad appeal to all IT professionals, including IT decision makers, architects, product management, and technical support staff. The course is 40% hands on labs and 60% lecture. Labs are a combination of individual labs and team-oriented goal-based labs where learners collaborate to solve problems and implement solutions.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify sources of interference and make recommendations to overcome interference problems
- Describe how Wi-Fi works and the different deployment options
- Identify and analyze Wi-Fi packets in Wireshark that are used for connecting and sending data
- Configure and deploy a wireless network
- Understand the different security parameters for different user groups, such as employees or guest access
- Identify and resolve common wireless connectivity problems
- Use packet and spectrum analyzers to identify and troubleshoot wireless connectivity, performance, and security problems
- Explain the major enhancements being introduced by Wi-Fi equipment vendor
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.