Wi-Fi Configuration, Deployment, and Troubleshooting LiveLessons (Video Training)
By Jerome Henry
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: December 2014
Run time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Overview

Over 7 hours of video training on Wi-Fi deployment and troubleshooting, from initial design to configuration and frame capture analysis, to help you configure a Wi-Fi network, identify and fix most issues

 

Description

Wi-Fi Configuration, Deployment, and Troubleshooting LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides users with more than seven hours of personal, visual instruction from wireless expert and instructor, Jerome Henry. The product contains a series of short instructional videos that demonstrates the process of designing, surveying, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks. The videos cover the full range of topics you need to tweak any wireless network, capture frames, understand the exchanges, and successfully overcome performance issues.

Wi-Fi Configuration, Deployment, and Troubleshooting LiveLessons contains 10 individual video lessons, subdivided into 50 sublessons, for a total of more than seven hours of instruction. The videos consist of audio instruction and animations. Each video presents detailed objectives and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers detailed explanations and tips.

The 10 video labs cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: Building the "Right" Wireless Network

Lesson 2: Application-specific Needs

Lesson 3: Determining the Right Cell Size

Lesson 4: Site Survey Techniques

Lesson 5: How to Position an AP

Lesson 6: Basic and Advanced Configurations

Lesson 7: Deployment Good and Bad Practices

Lesson 8: When Things Work: Capturing and Understanding Frame Exchanges

Lesson 9: Capturing Exchanges for Troubleshooting - Wireshark & Excel Example

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Application-specific Issues

 

About the Instructor

Jerome Henry is Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco, focusing on Wi-Fi products. Jerome has more than 12 year experience teaching technical Cisco courses and products in more than 15 different countries and 4 different languages, to audiences ranging from Bachelor degree students to networking professionals and Cisco internal system engineers. Focusing on his wireless experience, Jerome joined Cisco at the beginning of 2013. Before that time, he was consulting and teaching Heterogeneous Networks and Wireless Integration with the European Airespace team, which was later acquired by Cisco to become their main wireless solution. He then became technology leader at a Cisco Learning and Solution Partner before joining Cisco. He is certified wireless networking expert (CWNE #45), CCIE Wireless (#24750), CCNP Wireless, developed several Cisco courses focusing on wireless topics (IUWNE, IUWMS, IUWVN, CUWSS, IAUWS, LBS, CWMN lab guide, etc.) and authored several Wireless books (IUWMS, CUWSS Quick Reference, etc.). Jerome was also elevated to the grade of IEEE 802.11 group Senior Member. With more than 10000 hours in the classroom, Jerome was awarded the IT Training Award best Instructor silver medal in 2009. He is based in Pittsboro, NC.

Skill Level

· Beginning to Intermediate

 

What You Will Learn

· Details fundamental concepts behind wireless network design, deployment, and troubleshooting

· Provides visual illustrations of 802.11 exchanges, allowing the user to see the invisible exchanges between wireless clients and access points

· Covers all layers, from the physical layer (including non-802.11 interferences) to the MAC layer (including newer technologies such as 802.11n and 802.11ac)

 

Who Should Take This Course

Any network administrator or user in charge of configuring, troubleshooting or managing a wireless network is the primary audience for this product. This includes administrators, technicians, and network engineers who are responsible for deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting 802.11 wireless networks. These videos will appeal to any engineer involved in 802.11 wireless management. These videos will also appeal to any individual wishing to get a deeper understanding of 802.11 to better administrate and troubleshoot 802.11 wireless networks.

 

Course Requirements>

This product focuses on Wi-Fi technologies. Users should have a basic understanding of networking technology. These individuals need not have extensive hands-on experience, since the focus of this product is the underlying RF mechanism and 802.11 exchanges.

 

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Building the "Right" Wireless Network

Lesson 1.1 Wireless Network Deployment Phases

Lesson 1.2 Common Verticals Requirements - General Enterprise

Lesson 1.3 Common Verticals Requirements - Healthcare

Lesson 1.4 Common Verticals Requirements - Warehousing and Industrial

Lesson 1.5 Common Verticals Requirements - Stores, Hospitality & Hotspots

Lesson 1.6 Common Verticals Requirements - Education

Lesson 1.7 Common Verticals Requirements - Outdoor

Lesson 2: Application-specific Needs

Lesson 2.1 Roaming vs Nomadic Designs

Lesson 2.2 TCP-Based Application Requirements

Lesson 2.3 UDP-Based Application Requirements

Lesson 2.4 High Density vs High Capacity

Lesson 3: Determining the Right Cell Size

Lesson 3.1 AP Power vs Client Power

Lesson 3.2 Allowed Data Rates and Cell Sizes

Lesson 3.3 Beamforming

Lesson 3.4 Cell Size and Client Dream Speeds

Lesson 3.5 Common Design Practices

Lesson 4: Site Survey Techniques

Lesson 4.1 Identifying Problematic Areas with a Walkthrough

Lesson 4.2 Dealing with Problematic Areas

Lesson 4.3 Survey Types and Tools

Lesson 4.4 How to Survey

Lesson 5: How to Position an AP

Lesson 5.1 Wall Mount vs Ceiling Mount

Lesson 5.2 Antennas

Lesson 5.3 Building Edges

Lesson 5.4 Cell Overlaps

Lesson 5.5 AP Positioning Recommendations

Lesson 6: Basic and Advanced Configurations

Lesson 6.1 Channel and Rate Setup

Lesson 6.2 Power Setup

Lesson 6.3 Security Setup

Lesson 6.4 802.11w

Lesson 6.5 802.11r

Lesson 6.6 802.11k

Lesson 6.7 802.11u

Lesson 7: Deployment Good and Bad Practices

Lesson 7.1 SSIDs

Lesson 7.2 Data Rates

Lesson 7.3 Good and Bad Security

Lesson 7.4 Auto vs Manual

Lesson 8: When Things Work - Capturing and Understanding Frame Exchanges

Lesson 8.1 Common Tests

Lesson 8.2 Capture Tools

Lesson 8.3 Capture Close Look

Lesson 8.4 How to Read a Beacon

Lesson 8.5 How to Read Security Exchanges

Lesson 8.6 How to Read Signal Parameters

Lesson 9: Capturing Exchanges for Troubleshooting - Wireshark & Excel Example

Lesson 9.1 Filtering Packets

Lesson 9.2 Exporting Packets

Lesson 9.3 The Probing Hint

Lesson 9.4 Beacon Interval

Lesson 9.5 Clients in Trouble

Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Application-specific Issues

Lesson 10.1 Layer 2 vs Upper Layers

Lesson 10.2 Troubleshooting Voice

Lesson 10.3 Troubleshooting Video

About LiveLessons Video Training

This video product is part of the Cisco Press  LiveLesson Series. The video products in this series present expert training from industry-leading instructors and technologists. This dynamic learning environment combines animations, screencasts, and audio instruction to help users bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and hands on application.

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at:  http://www.informit.com/livelessons.

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