Wi-Fi System Engineering

This course seeks to provide a concise overview of the architecture and operation of a typical Wi-Fi network. This includes an analysis of the Wi-Fi frame structure, as well detailing the access techniques Wi-Fi devices use to find and utilize a Wi-Fi network. The course also includes focus on two key areas that must be considered; Wi-Fi security and Wi-Fi QoS.

This course will contain the following sections:

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • What is Wi-Fi?
  • Where is Wi-Fi?
  • Wi-Fi Network Configurations
  • Radio Frequencies and Coverage
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
  • Wi-Fi Frame Structure
  • Wi-Fi Addressing and Operation
  • What is Wi-Fi Used For?
  • Data / Wi-Fi Offload
  • Voice / Wi-Fi Calling
  • Who Controls Wi-Fi?
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Transferring Data across the Network
  • Contention Resolution
  • The Coordination Functions
  • Interframe Spacing
  • Random Backoff / Backoff Procedure
  • Finding a Wi-Fi Network
  • Scanning for Wi-Fi
  • Probing for Wi-Fi
  • Tracking Wi-Fi Devices
  • Joining a Wi-Fi Network
  • Authentication
  • Association
  • Wi-Fi Mobility / Portability
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Topic areas covered include
  • Native Wi-Fi Security
  • Security Principles
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access / 802.11i
  • 802.1x / Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • Pre Shared Key
  • Over the Top Security
  • IPSec
  • IPSec Modes of Operation
  • Quality of Service
  • Enhanced Distributed Channel Access
  • Arbitration Interframe Space
  • Traffic Classification
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Duration 3 hours
CPD Learning Credits 3
Accreditation ITP Certified

This course has been independently assessed and accredited by both the ITP (Institute of Telecommunications Professionals) and the CPD Standards Office (Continuing Professional Development). Their marks of excellence awarded to Mpirical provides you with the recognition that the learning you have completed conforms to best practice and is appropriate for inclusion in a formal training record. Our certified courses mean you can be certain you’re receiving the highest quality training. Both the ITP and the CPD use independent specialists to regularly assess all our products and services. Including our Learning.

ITP Certified

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ITP Certified

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