Wireless LANs Training - Network Technology and Systems Administration (NTSA) Department

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Cisco Systems logo.The Wireless LANs course advances students on a career path toward the following occupations: systems engineer, product support engineer, and systems integrator. For higher-education bound students, this course prepares them for electrical engineering or computer and management information systems degree programs.

As organizations increasingly depend on wireless technologies in their everyday practices, the Fundamentals of Wireless LANs course teaches students to develop, implement, and troubleshoot wireless networks. This hands-on, skills-based course focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of wireless networks. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices.  Acquired competencies include:

  • Design a logical wireless LAN architecture for mobile wireless users in compliance with IEEE 802.11 standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theory regarding the most common factors that influence WLANs (including EM spectrum, radio wave propagation, modulation techniques, and frequency and channel usage in wireless technologies).
  • Installation of in-building and building-to-building WLANs with Cisco devices and appropriate antennas that meet mobility and throughput specifications, including the site survey and documentation.
  • Perform hardware setup and software configuration of Cisco Aironet wireless products including security using WEP, Cisco LEAP, and 802.1x protocols.
  • Upgrade wireless products and troubleshoot performance issues using event logging, command-line utilities, and diagnostic tools.
Recommended Ohlone Courses, Length, Units, and Sequence
  Course Length Units
Recommended Prerequisites CNET-150 Nework Operating Systems 16 weeks 4
CNET-155A LAN Network Design 8 weeks 2
CNET-155B Router Configuration 8 weeks 2
Semester One CNET-158 Wireless Networks 16 weeks 4

Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

For more information, contact Richard Grotegut, Program Coordinator, at rgrotegut@ohlone.edu.

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

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