Introduction

12.0.1

Why should I take this module?

Welcome to WLAN Concepts!

Do you use a wireless connection at home, work or school? Ever wonder how it works?

There are many ways to connect wirelessly. Like everything else involving networks, these connection types are best used in particular situations. They require specific devices and are also prone to certain types of attacks. And of course, there are solutions to mitigate these attacks. Want to learn more? The WLAN Concepts module gives you the foundational knowledge you need to understand what Wireless LANs are, what they can do, and how to protect them.

If you are curious, don’t wait, get started today!

12.0.2

What will I learn in this module?

Module Title: WLAN Concepts

Module Objective: Explain how WLANs enable network connectivity.

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Topic Title Topic Objective
Introduction to Wireless Describe WLAN technology and standards.
Components of WLANs Describe the components of a WLAN infrastructure.
WLAN Operation Explain how wireless technology enables WLAN operation.
CAPWAP Operation Explain how a WLC uses CAPWAP to manage multiple APs.
Channel Management Describe channel management in a WLAN.
WLAN Threats Describe threats to WLANs.
Secure WLANs Describe WLAN security mechanisms.