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Certified Wireless Network Administrator




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Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
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The Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) course is a foundation level course covering the fundamentals of enterprise Wi-Fi network administration. The course is based on the curriculum for the CWNA certification by CWNP. The course helps the students to achieve the most sought after Wi-Fi skills and knowledge which help the students to grow their careers in the field of wireless networking.

The ultimate goal of the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) course is to enable the candidates to gain the Wi-Fi expertise required to effectively administer an enterprise Wi-Fi network. The course also covers all of the exam topics of the CWNA-107 exam required to achieve the CWNA certification. The course includes hands-on and real-world case studies to help the students implement the learnt concepts in their daily jobs. More advanced topics such as Wi-Fi design, security and troubleshooting are also an integral part of the course.


Understanding of wired and wireless networking.

Student Materials:

Student Workbook
Student Prep Guide

Certification Exams:

Mile2 C)WNA - Certified Wireless Network Administrator

Who Should Attend?

  • IS Security Officers
  • IS Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Auditors
  • Information Systems Owners
  • IS Control Assessors
  • System Managers


Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)

Awarded by Mile2


Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

Course Introduction (1:36)

Instructor Introduction (0:43)

Overview of Wireless Communications

Overview of Wireless Communications (0:34)

Overview of Wireless History (1:09)

Standards Part1 (1:14)

Standards Part2 (0:51)

Standards Part3 (0:39)

Standards Part4 (2:21)

The FCC Part1 (1:54)

The FCC Part2 (1:30)

ITU-R (1:56)

IETF Part1 (1:24)

IETF Part2 (1:25)

ISOC Hierarchy (1:42)

Wi-Fi Alliance (0:48)

IEEE (1:05)

The Hierarchical Model (3:25)

Carrier Signals (1:21)

Communication Fundamentals Part1 (2:38)

Communication Fundamentals Part2 (1:22)

Communication Fundamentals Part3 (3:03)

Communication Fundamentals Part4 (0:22)

Communication Fundamentals Part5 (0:33)

Communication Fundamentals Part6 (0:52)

Communication Fundamentals Part7 (1:03)

Communication Fundamentals Part8 (1:19)

Communication Fundamentals Part9 (1:09)

Communication Fundamentals Part10 (2:03)

Section Review (0:54)

Review Questions

Fundamentals of RF

Fundamentals of RF (0:58)

What is an RF Signal? Part1 (1:06)

What is an RF Signal? Part2 (2:02)

What is an RF Signal? Part3 (2:26)

Characteristics of RF (0:33)

Wavelength Part1 (1:54)

Wavelength Part2 (3:46)

Wavelength Part3 (3:00)

Wavelength Part4 (1:37)

Frequency Part1 (1:01)

Frequency Part2 (0:29)

Amplitude (1:24)

Phase Part1 (2:08)

Phase Part2 (0:42)

RF Behaviors (1:00)

Absorption (1:53)

Reflection (3:15)

Scattering (2:03)

Refraction (1:24)

Diffraction (0:33)

Attenuation (1:04)

Multipath Part1 (1:42)

Multipath Part2 (1:17)

Gain (2:05)

Section Review (0:38)

Review Questions

Components and Measurements of RF

Components and Measurements of RF (0:44)

Components of RF Communications (2:05)

Transmitter (1:07)

Antenna Part1 (1:36)

Antenna Part2 (0:30)

Receiver (1:18)

Intentional Radiator (IR) (1:42)

Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) (1:46)

Units of Power and Comparison (1:50)

Units of Power (1:43)

Watt Part1 (2:28)

Watt Part2 (0:30)

Decibel (dB) Part1 (1:15)

Decibel (dB) Part2 (0:35)

dB Mathematics (3:27)

dBi Part1 (2:13)

dBi Part2 (1:47)

dBd Part1 (0:51)

dBd Part2 (1:46)

dBm (0:54)

The 6 dB Rule (3:25)

RF Mathematics (1:01)

Rule of 10s and 3s Part1 (0:45)

Rule of 10s and 3s Part2 (1:50)

Math Examples (eNotes) Part1 (8:53)

Math Examples (eNotes) Part2 (6:19)

Math Examples (eNotes) Part3 (4:40)

Noise Floor (0:54)

SNR (1:13)

Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) (2:20)

RSSI Example (2:05)

Section Review (0:20)

Review Questions

RF Signal and Antenna Concepts

RF Signal and Antenna Concepts Part1 (0:40)

RF Signal and Antenna Concepts Part2 (1:19)

Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes) Part1 (1:24)

Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes) Part2 (3:05)

Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes) Part3 (1:30)

Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes) Part4 (1:39)

Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes) Part5 (0:37)

Beamwidth Part1 (1:13)

Beamwidth Part2 (1:51)

Antenna Types (3:07)

Omnidirectional Antenna (1:47)

Semidirectional Antenna (1:29)

Patch Antenna (2:29)

Planar Antenna (1:04)

Yagi Antenna (1:09)

Highly Directional Antenna (2:36)

Antenna Arrays (1:30)

Beamforming (0:31)

Static Beamforming (1:04)

Dynamic Beamforming (0:59)

Transmit Beamforming (0:59)

Antenna Polarization (1:14)

Antenna Diversity (1:48)

Multiple -Input, Multiple -Output (1:57)

Section Review (0:40)

Review Questions

IEEE 802.11

IEEE 802.11 (0:46)

Original IEEE 802.11 Standard (3:21)

IEEE 802.11 -2007 Ratified Amendments (1:56)

802.11b (2:02)

802.11a Part1 (2:06)

802.11a Part2 (0:55)

802.11g (2:08)

802.11 Review (1:07)

802.11i Part1 (1:44)

802.11i Part2 (1:39)

802.11i Part3 (3:08)

802.11r -2008 (1:23)

802.11w (0:45)

802.11n (0:17)

802.11ac (0:47)

Section Review (0:30)

Review Questions

Spread Spectrum Technologies

Spread Spectrum Technologies (0:50)

Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Bands (2:16)

900 MHz (0:47)

2.4 GHz (1:49)

5.0 GHz (0:51)

Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Bands (1:28)

U-NII Review (1:29)

60 GHz (1:12)

Narrowband and Spread Spectrum Part1 (2:18)

Narrowband and Spread Spectrum Part2 (1:41)

Multipath Interference (1:01)

Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (1:33)

Hopping Sequence (2:32)

Dwell Time (1:02)

Hop Time (0:39)

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Part1 (2:03)

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Part2 (4:13)

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Part3 (1:31)

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Part4 (1:12)

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Part1 (1:31)

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Part2 (1:27)

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Part3 (1:49)

2.4 GHz (1:55)

2.4 GHz (Cont.) (0:44)

5.0 GHz (0:46)

5.0 GHz (Cont.) (0:27)

Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels (1:32)

Section Review (0:30)

Review Questions

Throughput vs. Bandwidth (0:54)

WLAN Topologies

WLAN Topologies (0:20)

Wireless Networking Topologies (0:37)

Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) (1:35)

Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN) (0:41)

Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) (1:09)

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) (0:44)

802.11 Topologies (0:59)

Access Points (3:50)

Distribution Service (0:32)

SSID (1:39)

BSS (0:54)

ESS Part1 (0:58)

ESS Part2 (1:01)

Roaming Part1 (1:04)

Roaming Part2 (0:42)

Roaming Part3 (0:57)

Mesh BSS Part1 (1:41)

Mesh BSS Part2 (1:14)

WLC Roaming (eNotes) (6:20)

Access Point Modes (4:17)

Client Station Modes Part1 (0:44)

Client Station Modes Part2 (0:55)

Section Review (0:12)

Review Questions

Wi -Fi Access

Wi -Fi Access (0:38)

CSMA/CA vs. CSMA/CD (1:19)

CSMA/CD (eNotes) (5:12)

CSMA/CA Part1 (1:11)

CSMA/CA Part2 (0:24)

CSMA/CA (eNotes) (2:20)

Distributed Coordination Function Part1 (0:33)

Distributed Coordination Function Part2 (2:20)

Interframe Space (IFS) (2:01)

SIFS/DIFS Part1 (1:45)

SIFS/DIFS Part2 (0:28)

Carrier Sense Part1 (1:31)

Carrier Sense Part2 (0:47)

Carrier Sense Part3 (1:16)

Point Coordination Function (PCF) Part1 (0:20)

Point Coordination Function (PCF) Part2 (1:06)

Block Acknowledgment (0:46)

Airtime Fairness (2:25)

Module 08 Review (0:32)

Review Questions

MAC Architecture

MAC Architecture (0:47)

Packets, Frames, and Bits (eNotes) (3:44)

Data -Link Layer (0:25)

MAC (1:26)

Ethernet Connectivity (1:39)

Frame Information (3:34)

Management Frames (2:47)

Control Frames (2:03)

Data Frame Subtypes (1:14)

Beacon Frames (1:12)

Beacon Frame Types (1:22)

Passive Scanning (0:30)

Active Scanning Part1 (1:18)

Active Scanning Part2 (1:04)

Authentication (0:18)

Open System Authentication (1:36)

WEP Authentication (2:09)

Association (0:52)

Module 09 Review (0:36)

Review Questions

WLAN Architecture

WLAN Architecture (0:16)

Management, Control, and Data Planes (2:52)

Management Plane (1:57)

WLC (eNotes) (4:33)

Control Plane (2:14)

Data Plane (1:35)

Autonomous WLAN Architecture (1:27)

Centralized Network Management Systems (0:30)

Cloud Networking (0:47)

Centralized WLAN Architecture (1:10)

WLAN Controller Part1 (0:59)

WLAN Controller Part2 (2:52)

WLC Options Part1 (0:54)

Split MAC (2:09)

WLC Options Part2 (0:25)

Controller Data Forwarding Models Part1 (1:24)

Controller Data Forwarding Models Part2 (0:59)

Controller Data Forwarding Models Part3 (1:26)

Module 10 Review (0:13)

Review Questions

WLAN Deployment

WLAN Deployment (0:44)

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