Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) — a 4-day CWAP-403 training course

Learn Advanced Wi-Fi network Analysis and Troubleshooting

This up-to-the-minute course helps you prepare for Certitrek CWAP-402 and CWAP-403 Certifications; includes superior course materials and Official Certitrek CWAP Exam Study Guide

CWAP-403 Training Courses  The World's ONLY CWNP GOLD Partner
Course duration: 4 days

Dates:
17 - 20 February 2020
18 - 21 May 2020
31 Aug - 3 Sep 2020
16 - 19 November 2020
Course Price: £2445




 


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Why this CWAP-403 course?

This advanced course delivers up-to-date, hands-on practical training using the latest enterprise wireless network troubleshooting tools. Attendees work with RF Spectrum Analysis and Protocol Analysis tools, and learn advanced Wi-Fi network Troubleshooting and Diagnosis techniques, to gain an in-depth understanding Wi-Fi networks and their operation. The course helps attendees prepare for the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) industry certification, and to progress towards application for the Internationally-recognised CWNE (Certified Wireless Network Expert) Certification.

CWAP-403 Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

Who should attend this CWAP-403 course


CWAP-403 Course Pre-requisites

Attendees should have existing knowledge and skills to the level of WCC Certified Wireless Network Manager (CWNM), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) or equivalent; and a good understanding of 802.11 Physical and MAC layers before attending this course.

CWAP-403 Certification

Read the Exam Objectives for the CWAP-402 exam and the CWAP-403 exam. The distribution of questions within each knowledge domain for the CWAP-402 exam (available until exam available until 30 November 2018) is: Troubleshooting Processes - 5% 802.11 Communications - 25% WLAN Hardware - 15% Protocol and Spectrum Analysis - 35% Troubleshooting Common Problems - 20% The distribution of questions within each knowledge domain for the CWAP-403 exam (available from 1 October 2018) is:

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-403 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-403 Training Course Content

Principles of WLAN Communication

Advanced Troubleshooting Processes for Wi-Fi Networks

WLAN architecture components

Physical (PHY) Layer Formats and Technologies

MAC Layer Formats and Technologies

802.11 Protocol Operation

Advanced 802.11 Protocol Operation

802.11n (HT)

802.11ac (VHT)

802.11ax (HE)

802.11 Protocol Analysis Tools and Methodology

Practical 802.11 Protocol Analysis

RF Spectrum Analysis Tools and Methodology

Practical RF Spectrum Analysis


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