Wireless Networking Fundamentals

24 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Wireless networking has become one of the fastest growing segments within the computer industry. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of wireless and mobile network standards systems. Students will become familiar with an introduction to wireless networking technology, wireless communications, two types of wireless technology/short and long range, network planning, and wireless network standards and security. This course covers both the fundamentals of wireless networking and the practical aspects of wireless systems. Students will become familiar with wireless standards, and mobile development platforms, as well as emerging technologies and concepts covering network security. The course will describe concepts, technology and applications of wireless networking as used in current and next-generation wireless networks. In addition, the course addresses the fundamentals of wireless communications and provides an overview of existing and emerging wireless communication networks.  The goal of this course is to impart state-of-the-art technologies of wireless networking and motivate students' interest in further advanced courses in network technology.

Students will:
  • Examine the fundamentals of wireless network technology.
  • Describe the evolution of wireless networks.
  • Explain and utilize basic networking terminology.
  • Explain fundamentals of wireless communications.
  • Examine existing and emerging wireless communication networks.
  • Examine the concepts of wireless technology and how wireless networking fits in.
  • Examine and explore networking standards.
  • Examine models that govern all wireless networking technologies.
  • Explore how long-range wireless technologies behave in operational networks.
  • Explore how short-range wireless technologies behave in operational networks.
  • Understand how to plan a wireless network and apply wireless network planning concepts.
  • Explore wireless network planning concepts and examine overall management of day-to-day networking activities.
  • Describe and examine the components of good network security.
  • Identify and describe wireless network security issues.
  • Explore various security capabilities in wireless networks.
  • Examine how networks secure their wireless connections.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Wireless Networking Technology

In this lesson the student will be introduced to Wireless Networking Technology

Lesson 2: Wireless Communications

This lesson will examine the Evolution of Wireless Communications and Networks

Lesson 3: Two Types of Wireless Technology/Short and Long Range

In this lesson students will explore the fundamentals of Short and Long Range Wireless Technology

Lesson 4: Planning for a Wireless Network

In this lesson the student will explore how to plan and implement a Secure Wireless Network

Lesson 5: Wireless Standards and Network Security

This lesson will examine Wireless Standards and Network Security

All necessary course materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.