Certified Wireless Technician Course

The Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) is an individual who can install access points (APs) based on a design document, configure the AP for initial operations and ensure connectivity. The individual can troubleshoot basic problems and assist users in-person or through remote communications in problem resolution. The ability to configure a WLAN client for connectivity is paramount, founded on an understanding of the configuration process for SSIDs, security settings, and other client adapter settings. This individual is not responsible for WLAN design, analysis, or security design; however, the CWT should be able to gather information from a design specification document to properly configure an AP and troubleshoot individual connection issues. The CWT may not be aware of the actual WLAN architectural design, the RF design, or the full feature set in use to implement the WLAN. The CWT certification is an entry-level WLAN certification from the vendor-neutral CWNP organization. This course prepares the student to take the CWT-100 exam.

The objectives of this program are as follows:

  • Understand Fundamental Networking Concepts 
  • Understand Basic RF Characteristics 
  • Identify 802.11 WLAN Client Features and Capabilities 
  • Identify WLAN AP Features and Capabilities 
  • Configuration of 802.11 Security Parameters 
  • Troubleshooting Common WLAN Connection Issues

Total Time Commitment: 12 hours per week; 48 hours total