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Course Description

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Computer Networking Technology - CNT 173

Wireless Local Area Networks

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of wireless data communication technologies, RF behavior, security aspects and network components as they apply to Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) administration. Students will perform basic configuration and troubleshooting of WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols used in small business and enterprise deployments.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain basic radio frequency (RF) and antennas concepts.
  • Interpret RF and antenna measurements.
  • Determine differences between spread spectrum technologies used in wireless local area networks (WLANs).
  • Compare WLAN standards, protocols and devices.
  • Complete a wireless site survey.
  • Determine appropriate standards and techniques for securing WLANs.
  • Summarize available WLAN design approaches.
  • Explore other wireless communication technologies and applications.
  • Configure WLAN technologies.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 173112840Wireless LANsHYBMC3Baron TS21/22/0Open$52.00M  12:00 PM-02:52 PM HS850

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday