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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) (219)* CWNA Part 1, EAP Version (219/1) CWNA Part 2, EAP Version (219/2)

42 hours (14 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.

November 2005 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe how wireless technology is used in daily activities; describe how wireless local area networks are used in applications such as education, business, travel, construction, and other areas; explain the advantages and disadvantages of wireless technology; list WLAN devices and describe their basic functions; explain the different types of communication standards and why standards are important; list the three major wireless standards and regulatory agencies and their functions; describe the different IEEE WLAN standards; explain the principals of radio wave transmissions; describe RF loss and gain, and how it can be measured; list some of the characteristics of RF antenna transmissions; describe the different types of antennas; list and describe the wireless modulation schemes used in IEEE WLANS; discuss the difference between frequency hopping spread spectrum and direct sequence spread spectrum; explain how orthogonal frequency division multiplexing is used to increase network throughput; list the characteristics of the Physical layer standards in 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a networks; list and define the three types of WLAN configurations; describe the function of the MAC frame formats; explain the MAC procedures for joining, transmitting, and remaining connected to a WLAN; describe the functions of Mobile IP; explain the steps for planning a wireless network; describe how to design a wireless LAN; describe the steps in deploying a wireless network; explain the ways in which to provide user support; explain what a site survey is; describe the tools that are used in a site survey; describe how to perform a site survey; define information security; explain the basic security protections for IEEE 802.11 WLANs; list the vulnerabilities of the IEEE 802.11 standard; describe the types of wireless attacks that can be launched against a wireless network; list wireless security solutions; describe the components of the transitional security model; describe the personal security model; list the components that make up the enterprise security model; list and describe the tools that are used to monitor a WLAN; explain the procedures for maintaining a wireless network; describe the components of a wireless security policy; explain the wired network settings that can be modified in a wireless network; list troubleshooting techniques for solving RF transmission problems; describe how to solve access point problems; describe the types of wireless device problems and explain how to solve them; define a wireless personal area network; list the technologies of a wireless metropolitan area network; describe the features of a wireless wide area network; and discuss the future of wireless networking.


Major topics include: overview of wireless technologies; wireless LAN devices and standards; radio wave transmission principles; IEEE 801.11 standards and media access control and network; planning and deploying a wireless LAN; conducting a site survey; wireless LAN security and vulnerabilities; implementing wireless security; managing a wireless LAN; network settings and wireless LAN troubleshooting; metropolitan and wide area networks.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Information Technology or Telecommunications (11/05) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered. NOTE: Students enrolled in the EAP Version must complete both Part 1 (219/1) and Part 2 (219/2) to benefit from the credit recommendation.