Understanding Mobility

Wireless and mobility technologies are essential skills for a career in networking during today's digital transformation and economy.

The Mobility Fundamentals course provides foundational wireless knowledge and skills and builds upon skills taught in CCNA R&S. The 9-hour self-paced course covers different technical aspect of wireless networking, and helps students develop competencies in:

  • Understand wireless networking technology basics
  • Configure wireless LAN components
  • Understand wireless LAN security
  • Set up a home Internet access
  • Understand mobile networking applications, like BOYD
  • Understand how to troubleshoot Wireless LANs

Course modules release quarterly, offering a mixture of text and video recordings.

Activities use Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation and visualization tool. Assessments include module quizzes, which are estimated to take 1 ½ hours per module. Students receive a certificate of completion after each module.

Target Audience:

The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes field technicians, headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and IT help-desk staff. Also for current CCNA R&S or CCENT students wanting to build on their mobility and wireless technology knowledge and skills and for learners interested in Internet of Things (IoT) with basic IP Networking knowledge.


CCNA R&S courses 1 & 2 or CCENT-level networking knowledge and skills

Required Skills:

The successful completion of this course requires the following:

  • Reading Age Level (RAL) of 13
  • Basic computer literacy and awareness of the Internet

The following skills are beneficial, but not required:

  • Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math, and basic electronics

Course Objectives:

Wireless and mobility technologies are essential skills for a networking career in today’s Digital Transformation. Mobility Fundamentals builds upon skills taught in CCNA R&S, providing learners foundational wireless knowledge and skills. This a community-developed course delivered self-paced, in a module-series format. It teaches

  • Wireless Technology Concepts
  • Wireless LAN Design, Configuration, Security and Troubleshooting
  • Mobility Applications

Course Outline:

Module 1: Wireless Technology Standards

Bogdan Doinea describes the evolution of wireless communications, detailing the technologies and standards that enables the mobile phenomenon and affects how we work, learn, and play today.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand Wireless Technologies
  • Understand Wireless LAN Standards
  • 1.5 hour content / video recording & Quiz

Module 2: Wireless LAN Networks

Learn about the most important, popular, and commonly used Wireless network today: the Wireless LAN. Vinh Ho and Eric Kwok detail the essential components in a Wireless LAN infrastructure, the operation of a Wireless LAN, and how to plan for a Wireless LAN deployment.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand Wireless LAN components
  • Understand how Wireless LAN works
  • Understand how to plan a Wireless LAN deployment
  • 1 hour content / video recording & Quiz

Module 3: Wireless Router and Clients Configuration

Subhrendu Guha Neogi shows how to configure the essential components in a Wireless LAN infrastructure, specifically the access points, wireless router, and the clients. Learn how to set up a simple home network.

Learning Outcome:

  • How to configure a wireless AP and Router
  • How to configure wireless Clients
  • How to set up a home network
  • Packet Tracer Practice
  • 1 hour content / video recording & Quiz

Module 4: Wireless LAN Security

William H. Wolfe explains the vulnerabilities and threats on a wireless LAN and the need for wireless LAN security. Threat mitigation technologies, authentication and encryption protocols necessary for security wireless LANs are also covered.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Understand Wireless Security Protocols for Authentication and Encryption
  • Understand Mitigation Technologies
  • Understand how to secure Enterprise Wireless LANs
  • 1.5 hour content / video recording & Quiz

Module 5: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The proliferation of mobile and wireless access has brought about the Bring Your Own Device trend. See Kay Leong explains the need for companies/schools to develop both policies and a support structure addressing the burgeoning number of employee-owned/student-owned devices in the workplaces/schools today.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand what BYOD is, its benefits and challenges
  • Understand BYOD adoption considerations
  • Understand BYOD design and solutions
  • 1 hour content / video recording & Quiz

Module 6: Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

No wireless LAN can escape the need for troubleshooting. William H. Wolfe shares the need for careful preparation, planning, design of wireless LANs to ensure optimal performance. Good troubleshooting tools and a systematic approach can help isolate and resolve those problems faster.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand types of wireless interference
  • Understand how to use tools to detect and manage interference
  • Understand troubleshooting wireless LAN connectivity
  • 2 hour content / video recording & Quiz

10/16/2017 - 10/27/2017

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