CWNP/CWAP - Certified Wireless Analysis Professional/CWAP-403

CWAP - Certified Wireless Analysis Professional Certification Training Course Overview

The CWAP - Certified Wireless Analysis Professional certification is an advanced wireless LAN certification for the CWNP Program covering entirely on the analysis and troubleshooting of wireless LAN systems. The CWAP is responsible for the capture and analysis of data related to wireless networks following troubleshooting principles and methodology and has an in-depth understanding of protocols, frame exchanges and standards at the Physical layer and MAC sublayer.

This course is recommended for the experienced networking professionals who wish to gain critical, detailed skills in wireless networking analysis.

This course prepares you for Exam CWAP-403.

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Course Modules

Module 1: Protocol Analysis – 15%
  • Capture 802.11 frames using the appropriate methods and locations
  • Analyze 802.11 frame captures to discover problems and find solutions
  • Understand and apply the common capture configuration parameters available in protocol analysis tools
  • Utilize additional tools that capture 802.11 frames for the purposes of analysis and troubleshooting
  • Ensure appropriate troubleshooting methods are used with all analysis types
Module 2: Spectrum Analysis – 15%
  • Capture RF spectrum data and understand the common views available in spectrum analyzers
  • Analyze spectrum captures to identify relevant RF information and issues
  • Analyze spectrum captures to identify various device signatures
  • Centralized spectrum analysis solutions
Module 3: PHY Layers and Technologies – 10%
  • Understand and describe the functions and the PLCP and PMD sublayers
  • Apply the understanding of PHY technologies (including PHY headers, preambles, training fields, frame aggregation and data rates) to captured data
  • Identify and use PHY information provided in pseudo-headers within protocol analyzers
  • Recognize the limits of protocol analyzers in capturing PHY information including NULL data packets and PHY headers
  • Use appropriate capture devices based on an understanding of PHY types
Module 4: MAC Sublayer and Functions – 25%
  • Understand frame encapsulation and frame aggregation
  • Identify and use MAC information in captured data for analysis
  • Validate BSS configuration through protocol analysis
  • Identify and analyze CRC error frames and retransmitted frames
Module 5: WLAN Medium Access – 10%
  • Understand 802.11 contention algorithms in-depth and know how they impact WLANs
  • Analyze QoS configuration and operations
Module 6: 802.11 Frame Exchanges – 25%
  • Capture, understand, and analyze BSS discovery and joining frame exchanges
  • Analyze roaming behavior and resolve problems related to roaming
  • Analyze data frame exchanges
  • Analyze HT/VHT-specific transmission methods
  • Analyze behavior and resolve problems related to MAC layer operations
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Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Knowledge.
  • Physical Layer
  • DCF Mode
  • PCF Mode
  • MAC layer addressing
  • Wired connectivity standards for access points and bridges
  • Using wireless LAN protocol analyzers
  • Use of 802.11 series of standards terminology
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises


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