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ATCWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist

The Enterprise Wi-Fi Fundamentals v1.0 course provides the networking professional a foundation of knowledge for entering into or advancing within the wireless networking industry. From basic RF theory and regulatory requirements to implementation of WLAN devices, this course focuses on bringing Wi-Fi sales and support professionals up-to-speed on the latest in 802.11 technologies in a practical way.

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A typical candidate should have a basic understanding of data networking concepts.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Networking

Network Types
Network Topologies
OSI Model
Device Addressing

Chapter 2 - Introduction to Wi-Fi

Where Wi-Fi Is Used
Organizations Governing Wi-Fi
IEEE Standards

Chapter 3 - Wi-Fi Infrastructure and Client Devices

Access Points
WLAN Controllers
Wireless Bridges
Wireless Repeaters
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Client Devices / Software

Chapter 4 - Wi-Fi Terminology and Operation

Wi-Fi Modes of Operation
Service Set Naming
Client Association and Roaming Process
Power Save Fundamentals
Data Rates

Chapter 5 - Radio Frequency Fundamentals

RF Wave Fundamentals
Frequency Fundamentals
RF Characteristics
RF Interference
Power Measurement
Wi-Fi Channels

Chapter 6 - Antennas and Accessories

Antenna Function
Antenna Types
Line of Sight
Antenna Diversity
Wi-Fi System Accessories

Chapter 7 - Wi-Fi: Under the Hood

Medium Access and Collision Avoidance
Mixed Mode Environments and Protection Mechanisms
Coexistence with RF Interference

Chapter 8 - RF Site Surveys

Purposes of an RF Site Survey
RF Site Survey Types
Steps Involved in the RF Site Survey Process

Chapter 9 - Wi-Fi Security

Understand Wi-Fi Security Needs
Legacy Security
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Security Terminology
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, and Encryption
Best Practices

Chapter 10 - Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Tools
Common Wi-Fi Problems