Learn to install and configure wireless networks for optimal security.

Using the latest enterprise wireless LAN security and auditing equipment in this hands-on course, learn, in detail, the most up-to-date WLAN intrusion and DoS tools and techniques. You will learn about functionality of the 802.11i amendment to the 802.11 standard, the inner-workings of each EAP type used with wireless LANs today, and every class and type of WLAN security solution available on the market from wireless intrusion prevention systems to wireless network management systems.

As an added bonus, you will receive a free exam voucher.

What You’ll Learn

    • WLAN security technology and solutions
    • WLAN security policy, concerns, and auditing practices
    • Layer vulnerabilities and analysis
    • WLAN mobile endpoint security solutions
    • WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise configurations
    • WLAN management and monitoring
    • IEEE 802.11 Authentication and Key Management (AKM)

Who Needs to Attend

Wireless professionals looking to gain cutting-edge wireless security expertise and earn the CWSP credential should attend.


Module 1 – Security Fundamentals

Security Basics

CWNA Security Review

Industry Organizations


Wireless Vulnerabilities

Module 2 – Wireless Security Challenges

Network Discovery


Legacy Security Mechanisms

Network Attacks

Recommended Practices

Module 3 – Security Policy

Defining Security Policies

Policy Enforcement

Policy Management

Policy Types

Module 4 – Understanding Authentication

Passphrase Authentication






Module 5 – Authentication and Key Management

Robust Security Networks (RSN)

RSN Information Element

RSN Authentication and Key Management (AKM)

Module 6 – Encryption

Encryption Fundamentals

Encryption Algorithms




Module 7 – Security Design Scenarios

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

Remote Networking

Guest Access Networks

Module 8 – Secure Roaming

Roaming Basics and Terminology


PMK Caching

Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC)

802.11r FT

Proprietary Roaming


Module 9 – Network Monitoring

Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)

WIPS Deployment Models

WIPS Policy

Threat Mitigation

Location Services


Protocol Analysis

Spectrum Analysis

Virtual Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: WLAN Controller Security

    • Secure access to the WLAN controller using secure management protocols
    • Configure multiple WLAN profiles, each with its own authentication and cipher suites including WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
    • Configure the WLAN controller for RADIUS connectivity and authentication
    • Client station connectivity to the controller, including DHCP and browsing
    • Integrated rogue device discovery

Lab 2: Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)

    • WIPS installation, licensing, add/configure sensors, and secure console connectivity
    • Configuration according to organizational policy
    • Properly classify authorized, unauthorized, and external/interfering access points
    • Identify and mitigate rogue devices
    • Identify specific attacks against the authorized WLAN infrastructure or client stations

Lab 3: Using Laptop Analyzers

    • Install and configure a WLAN discovery tool
    • Install, license, and configure a laptop protocol analyzer
    • Install, license, and configure a laptop spectrum analyzer
    • Locate and analyze 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WLANs with a WLAN discovery tool
    • Locate and analyze 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WLANs with a WLAN protocol analyzer
    • Capture and analyze a WPA2 Personal authentication in a WLAN protocol analyzer
    • Capture and analyze a WPA2 Enterprise authentication in a WLAN protocol analyzer
    • Capture and analyze Hotspot authentication and data traffic in a WLAN protocol analyzer
    • Capture and analyze beacons, probe requests, probe responses, and association requests with a WLAN protocol analyzer
    • View a normal RF environment, a busy RF environment, and an RF attack on the WLAN in a spectrum analyzer

Lab 4: Fast Secure Roaming

    • Configure a WLAN infrastructure with two controllers and two APs per controller
    • Configure APs for specific power and channel settings
    • Install and configure a RADIUS server for PEAP
    • Configure both controllers and an authorized client device for PEAP authentication using the CCMP cipher suite
    • Configure an 802.11 protocol analyzer to capture the BSS transition
    • Perform a slow BSS transition within a controller as a baseline
    • Enable FSR mechanisms within controllers and the client station
    • Perform a fast BSS transition within a controller as a comparison
    • Perform a slow BSS transition between controllers as a baseline
    • Perform a fast BSS transition (if vendor FSR mechanisms permit) between controllers as a comparison