Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) — a 4-day CWAP training course

Learn in-depth Wi-Fi network Analysis and Troubleshooting

This up-to-the-minute course helps you prepare for Certitrek CWAP-402 Certification; includes superior course materials and Official Certitrek CWAP-402 Exam Study Guide.

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Course duration: 4 days

29 Oct - 1 Nov 2018
Course Price: £2445


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Why this CWAP course?

The CWAP Wireless LAN Analysis course consists of hands-on learning using the latest enterprise wireless LAN analysis and troubleshooting tools. This course takes an in-depth look at:

The CWAP course also includes extensive training in modern spectrum analysis with a focus on advanced RF behavior analysis, data collection methods, interpreting spectrum plots and charts, and understanding advanced features of WLAN spectrum analysers.

Students who complete the course will acquire the necessary skills for analysing, assessing, and troubleshooting wireless operation in the enterprise, utilising hardware and software solutions from the industry's leading manufacturers.

CWAP Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

Who should attend this CWAP course

CWAP Course Pre-requisites

Before attending this course, candidates should have attended course CWNA - Certified Wireless Network Administrator, or have successfully completed the CWNA exam.

CWAP Certification

To earn the CWAP certification, you must pass two exams: PW0-104 and PW0-270. Read the CWAP PW0250 Exam Objectives for details of what's covered by the CWAP exam.

Hands-on Practicals

Spectrum Analyser Setup, Use and In-Depth Analysis
This lab set gives students the necessary familiarity, experience and competence to analyse RF behaviour using spectrum analysers. Student explore spectrum analyser traces and charts and interpret the data to understand a transmitter's impact on a Wi-Fi network. Exercises include:
1. Installation and familiarisation with an RF Spectrum Analyser
2. Understanding the RF perspective provided by each visualisation
3. Using built-in features and automated device identification
4. Characterising interference sources and their behaviours
5. Assessing the impact of different interference sources
6. Determining the impact of transmitter proximity on interference and spectrum analysis visualisations
7. Identifying common transmitters by their signatures
8. Remote site RF Spectrum Analysis using a remote AP

The 10-lab Protocol Analyser lab set focusses on gaining familiarity with analysis tools, using protocol analysers to capture traffic and interpret frame traces:
1. Installation and familiarity with capabilities, configuration, and data visualisation
2. Creating, saving, viewing and modifying capture files
3. Device naming and prioritisation, traffic filtering, colouring rules and more
4. Performing live captures using defined collection criteria
5. Identifying significant network behaviours, metrics and statistics - to identify and isolate network problems
6. Using Protocol Analyser "Expert" features, including conversation analysis
7. Remote site packet trace capture using a remote AP

Understanding Frame Components
This 9-lab set focusses on using protocol analysis tools to capture and visualise multiple 802.11 frame types and formats. Familiarity with 802.11 frame structure and content is essential for effective Wi-Fi network troubleshooting. Areas of focus include:
1. Understanding the 802.11 MAC frame header
2. Comparing the three major frame types and their subtypes
3. Analysing frame formats for individual frame types
4. Analysing 802.11n frame components
5. Analysing 802.11ac frame components
6. Identifying key information elements reported the protocol analyser
7. Understanding the information that is not presented by a protocol analyser

Frame Exchanges
For effective Wi-Fi network troubleshooting it is essential to know how and when each 802.11 frame is used in interactive communication. Understanding Wi-Fi frame exchange rules and behaviour is critical to identifying expected and unexpected behaviour. This lab focusses on observing and explaining 802.11 WLAN behaviour using a protocol analyser. Lab exercises include:
1. Connectivity exchanges and sequences
2. Legacy and modern security exchanges
3. ERP and HT protection mechanisms
4. Power save behaviour
5. Acknowledgments, block acknowledgments, and supporting action frames
6. Dynamic rate switching
7. Band steering
8. Further student-led exercises

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Network Problems
This lab enables students to identify and diagnose a series of common Wi-Fi network problems, including:
1. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi network connectivity
2. Troubleshooting 802.11i / WPA Enterprise 802.1X and EAP authentication
3. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi client roaming in a multi-AP Wi-Fi network

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this CWAP training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group PLC, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

CWAP Training Course Content

Principles of WLAN Communication

Physical (PHY) and MAC Layer Formats and Technologies

Protocol Operation



Protocol Analysis Tools and Methodology

Spectrum Analysis Tools and Methodology

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