Intro To W-lan Technologies – it241 (3 credits)

This course explores concepts of wireless networking systems, including wireless networking topologies, hardware protocols, hardware selection and implementation, interfaces with LAN, MAN, and WAN networks, basic wireless security, and network integration concepts.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Planning, Designing, and Deploying a Wireless LAN

  • Design a layout for wireless LAN components.
  • Assess the need for a wireless network.
  • Outline the steps for designing a wireless LAN.
  • Explain the importance of providing user support.

Wireless MAC and Network Layer Standards

  • Describe the functions of the MAC layer in a wireless LAN.
  • Compare wireless LAN configurations.
  • Explain the benefits of Mobile IP.

Securing and Managing a Wireless Network

  • Compare network monitoring tools and their uses.
  • Explain basic wireless network maintenance functions.
  • Analyze wireless LAN security protections and their vulnerabilities.
  • Identify types of wireless network attacks.

Future Wireless Technologies

  • Develop a plan for a wireless LAN.
  • Summarize the uses of WPAN, WLAN, WMAN, and WWAN networks.

Introduction to Wireless Technologies

  • Identify various applications of wireless technologies.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of wireless networks.

How Wireless Works

  • Calculate radio frequency gain and loss.
  • Describe the role of antennas in radio wave transmission.
  • Explain principles of radio wave transmission.

Wireless LAN Components and Standards

  • Compare and contrast types of wireless networks.
  • Identify the hardware devices used in a wireless LAN.

Wireless Physical Layer Standards

  • Identify the purpose of the physical layer in the OSI reference model.
  • Compare wireless modulation schemes used in IEEE wireless LANs.

Conducting a Site Survey

  • Identify the benefits of performing a site survey.
  • Analyze building layouts for wireless network performance.
  • Describe the tools used in a site survey and their functions.

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