Wireless Fundamentals (WFUN)


Who should attend

  • IT staff
  • Network engineers
  • Technicians/Electrical engineers
  • Administrators


Course Objectives

In our seminar, we will teach you the fundamentals of radio engineering and wireless technologies.

In addition, topics such as antennas, modulation, standards, media access methods, regulations, mobility, interference source detection, strategies for planning, building and operating small to large enterprise solutions will be covered.

Theory is accompanied with extensive hands-on assignments and examples from real-world networks, as well as live demos from our WiFi experts. The course offers a vendor-independent introduction to wireless technologies and provides all the basic knowledge required for vendor-specific courses such as Understanding Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU).

Course Content

Fundamentals of 802.11
  • 802.11 and WiFi standards
  • Wireless regulations and country codes
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11ax
  • Next Generation 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Modulation and MCS
Wireless planning and coverage
  • Planning parameters for WLAN transmission
  • Internal and external antennas
  • Illumination measurement and simulation techniques
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Capacity-oriented WLAN planning
  • Coverage and mobility
  • Capacity-oriented planning
Different WLAN solutions
  • Autonomous access points
  • Controller-based WLAN design: architectures, protocols, vendor concepts
  • Cloud-based WLAN design: special features, pros/cons, vendor concepts
  • Integration of WLAN in modern layer-3-based LAN infrastructures
  • Mesh networks and IEEE 802.11s: design, application areas
  • Virtual controllers
  • Instant Access Points
Wireless LAN management
  • Monitoring of the wireless interface: coverage, data rates, throughput and utilization of access points
  • Detection of end device mobility
  • Malfunctions and interference: Detection and countermeasures
  • WLAN, Bluetooth and Zigbee
  • Simple tools for daily use for smartphones and notebooks
Measurement technology for wireless LAN
  • Typical measurement and analysis tasks in WLAN
  • Categories of WLAN measurement technology
  • WiFi spectrum analyzer
WLAN Security Basics
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Encryption
  • 802.11i
  • Guest Portals and Web Authentication
  • 802.1X/Radius/PKI concepts
Labs and demos
  • Installation of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points
  • Installation of Aruba Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points
  • Demo Cisco C9800 WLC and 91XX Access Points
  • Demo Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Demo Ekahau WiFi Planning

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • on request
Classroom Training

3 days

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.