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CNT155 - Wireless Networking Fundamentals

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNT155. Wireless Networking Fundamentals (3). Wireless networking technologies, wireless security, and wireless LAN design best practices. Emphasis on hands-on skills. Helps prepare students for industry wireless certifications. Prerequisite: CNT115 or CNT120 or CNT140 . Two lecture. Three lab.


COURSE CONTENT:
1. Introduction to wireless LANs
2. 802.11 standards and Network Interface Cards
3. Wireless radio technology
4. Wireless topologies
5. Access points
6. Bridges
7. Antennas
8. Security
9. Application design and site survey preparation
10. Site survey
11. Troubleshooting, management, monitoring and diagnostics

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define the terms and concepts used to describe wireless networking technologies.(1)
2. Compare and contrast the IEEE 802.11 wireless standards.(2)
3. Describe the operation of wireless access points, bridges, adapters, and antennae.(3)
4. Explain the physical and logical path of data in a wireless LAN.(4)
5. Configure and install wireless access points, bridges, adapters, and antennae.(5, 6, 7)
6. Use both command line and web-based interfaces to design, install, configure, monitor and maintain wireless LANs.(11)
7. Identify wireless security threats and vulnerabilities.(8)
8. Implement wireless security using filtering, wireless encryption protocol (WEP), and a variety of security and authentication protocols.(8)
9. Use proper site survey techniques and safety practices.(9, 10)
10. Configure wireless monitoring technologies.(11)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Cisco Academy on-line chapter exams and final exam. Cisco Academy skills final exam.

3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture/Lab

Prerequisites:
(Credit level CNT115 Minimum Grade of C or Credit level CNT120 Minimum Grade of C or Credit level CNT140 Minimum Grade of C)

Comp Tech & Instruct Support Division
Computer Networking Technology Department

 


This class is currently only offered in the Spring Semester.

List of CNT155 sections for Spring 2017

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