2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CNT 155 - Wireless Networking Fundamentals

Description: Wireless networking technologies, wireless security, and wireless LAN design best practices. Emphasis on hands-on skills. Helps prepare students for industry wireless certifications.

Prerequisites: CNT 115  or CNT 120  or CNT 140  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

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.