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This fast track, six-week course follows on from COMP 3821 and is aimed that students who already understand LAN theory, data communication, large scale network design and TCP. Participants focus on a Network Administrators perspective to design and set-up wireless networking systems. Beginning with a study of wireless LAN hardware and software components, the focus is on wireless network planning, WAN Design models, installation and management. Topics include: radio frequency (RF) technologies, spread spectrum technologies, antenna concepts, 802.11x wireless regulations, standards and organizations, 802.11x protocols and devices, network architecture and implementation. Wireless LAN security, WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, FSK implementation and troubleshooting will be discussed. Successful participants will be prepared to write the Certified Wireless Network Administration (CWNA), PW0-104 Exam which is part of the CWNP, Certified Wireless Network Professional series. These exams are available through third parties for additional fees. Students learn use tools to perform site surveys and implement a wireless network design in the lab.