Wireless Networking Fundamentals

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Wireless networking has become one of the fastest growing segments within the computer industry. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of wireless and mobile network standards systems. Students will become familiar with an introduction to wireless networking technology, wireless communications, two types of wireless technology/short and long range, network planning, and wireless network standards and security. This course covers both the fundamentals of wireless networking and the practical aspects of wireless systems. Students will become familiar with wireless standards, and mobile development platforms, as well as emerging technologies and concepts covering network security. The course will describe concepts, technology and applications of wireless networking as used in current and next-generation wireless networks. In addition, the course addresses the fundamentals of wireless communications and provides an overview of existing and emerging wireless communication networks.  The goal of this course is to impart state-of-the-art technologies of wireless networking and motivate students' interest in further advanced courses in network technology.

Students will:
  • Examine the fundamentals of wireless network technology.
  • Describe the evolution of wireless networks.
  • Explain and utilize basic networking terminology.
  • Explain fundamentals of wireless communications.
  • Examine existing and emerging wireless communication networks.
  • Examine the concepts of wireless technology and how wireless networking fits in.
  • Examine and explore networking standards.
  • Examine models that govern all wireless networking technologies.
  • Explore how long-range wireless technologies behave in operational networks.
  • Explore how short-range wireless technologies behave in operational networks.
  • Understand how to plan a wireless network and apply wireless network planning concepts.
  • Explore wireless network planning concepts and examine overall management of day-to-day networking activities.
  • Describe and examine the components of good network security.
  • Identify and describe wireless network security issues.
  • Explore various security capabilities in wireless networks.
  • Examine how networks secure their wireless connections.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Wireless Networking Technology

In this lesson the student will be introduced to Wireless Networking Technology

Lesson 2: Wireless Communications

This lesson will examine the Evolution of Wireless Communications and Networks

Lesson 3: Two Types of Wireless Technology/Short and Long Range

In this lesson students will explore the fundamentals of Short and Long Range Wireless Technology

Lesson 4: Planning for a Wireless Network

In this lesson the student will explore how to plan and implement a Secure Wireless Network

Lesson 5: Wireless Standards and Network Security

This lesson will examine Wireless Standards and Network Security

All necessary course materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**