Wireless Fundamentals (WFUN) - Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Fundamentals of 802.11
  • 802.11 and WiFi standards
  • Wireless regulations and country codes
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11ax
  • Next Generation 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Modulation and MCS
Wireless planning and coverage
  • Planning parameters for WLAN transmission
  • Internal and external antennas
  • Illumination measurement and simulation techniques
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Capacity-oriented WLAN planning
  • Coverage and mobility
  • Capacity-oriented planning
Different WLAN solutions
  • Autonomous access points
  • Controller-based WLAN design: architectures, protocols, vendor concepts
  • Cloud-based WLAN design: special features, pros/cons, vendor concepts
  • Integration of WLAN in modern layer-3-based LAN infrastructures
  • Mesh networks and IEEE 802.11s: design, application areas
  • Virtual controllers
  • Instant Access Points
Wireless LAN management
  • Monitoring of the wireless interface: coverage, data rates, throughput and utilization of access points
  • Detection of end device mobility
  • Malfunctions and interference: Detection and countermeasures
  • WLAN, Bluetooth and Zigbee
  • Simple tools for daily use for smartphones and notebooks
Measurement technology for wireless LAN
  • Typical measurement and analysis tasks in WLAN
  • Categories of WLAN measurement technology
  • WiFi spectrum analyzer
WLAN Security Basics
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Encryption
  • WPA/WPA2/WPA3
  • 802.11i
  • Guest Portals and Web Authentication
  • 802.1X/Radius/PKI concepts
Labs and demos
  • Installation of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points
  • Installation of Aruba Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points
  • Demo Cisco C9800 WLC and 91XX Access Points
  • Demo Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Demo Ekahau WiFi Planning