Getting Started with Wi-Fi (eLearning)

Getting Started with Wi-Fi (eLearning) 

This self-paced on-demand course is designed to help students understand basic Wi-Fi networking concepts, technologies, and use cases. This course provides a high-level overview of Wi-Fi concepts including Wi-Fi infrastructure, Wi-Fi network design and architecture, Site Survey methods, Wi-Fi security, and Wi-Fi modulation. This course is appropriate for students interested in starting their journey into Wi-Fi.



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This course benefits individuals interested in understanding the fundamentals of Wi-Fi computing.

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of Wi-Fi networking.
  • Identify basic Wi-Fi networking concepts.
  • Explain differences between Ethernet and Wi-Fi network architectures.
  • Discuss Wi-Fi deployment models.
  • Differentiate Wi-Fi service offerings such as Wi-Fi 4, 5, and 6.
  • Identify Wi-Fi operating systems.
  • Identify differences between available Wi-Fi architectures.
  • Explain Wi-Fi scalability options.
  • List Wi-Fi network components and functions.
  • Discuss traffic flow in a Wi-Fi network.
  • Discuss Wi-Fi security risks.
  • Explain Wi-Fi security components and solutions.
  • List differences between Wi-Fi radio frequencies.
  • Discuss the use of physical layers and transmission concepts.
    • Module 1: Introduction
    • Module 2: Wi-Fi Channels and Standards
      • IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance Standards
      • Radio Frequencies
      • Channel Bonding
      • BSSID, SSID, ESSID
      • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    • Module 3: Overview of 802.11 Physical Layer and Transmission Concepts
      • Ethernet vs Wi-Fi NICs
      • Signal-To-Noise Ratio
      • 802.11 Frame Types
      • Airtime Arbitration Process
      • Client Association, Roaming, and Security
    • Module 4: Wireless Design and Survey Methods
      • Requirements
      • Physical and Virtual Carrier Sense
      • Duty Cycle
      • Airtime Usage and Consumption
      • RF Components (eg., Band Steering, Antennas, Power)
      • Survey Types and Methods
    • Module 5: Wi-Fi Components
      • Modulation
      • Multiplexing and Spatial Streaming
      • AP Types and Architectures
      • Resource Radio Management
      • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    • Module 6: Learning Assessment
      • Course Assessment Questions