Understanding Mobility

Learning about wireless and mobility technologies are essential for a career in cable networking. The mobility fundamentals course provides foundational wireless knowledge.

This self-paced course covers different technical aspects of wireless networking, and helps learners develop competencies in:

  • Wireless networking fundamentals and standards
  • Configuring wireless LAN components via a NetworkSim
  • Setting up home Internet access using Wi-Fi and business considerations
  • Learning about wireless LAN security – how to provide it and what to watch out for
  • Exploring mobile networking applications, such as bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Learn how to troubleshoot Wireless LANs, or “Wi-Fi” equipped cable modems

Recommend Prerequisite:

  • Basic computer literacy and awareness of the Internet

Target Audience:

  • Customer service
  • Technical operations
  • Field installers and technicians
  • Headend engineers
  • Network operations center (NOC) staff
  • Network engineers, network administrators
  • IT help-desk staff
  • Current CCNA R&S or CCENT students

Included in the Course:

    • In-depth interactive content modules with recorded videos, presentations and additional resources provided to learners.
    • Interactive activities and NetworkSim/Lab experiences that reinforce learning
      • 1 NetworkSims / Packet Tracers 
    • Pre-course self-check assessment
    • SCTE·ISBE and Cisco course completion certificates
    • 2 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE·ISBE certification renewal


Self-paced interactive Online Course:

Learners start the SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn™ course at any time, study at their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content, resources, videos and assessments after they register. On average, learners will spend approximately 1 – 2 hours per week over 12 weeks completing course activities. SCTE·ISBE provides access to the course for 3 years from date of purchase.

System Requirements:

A high-speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML 5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML 5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite Boot Camp Course:

The SCTE·ISBE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite boot camp over 1 day. Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Course requirements:

Complete all activities, resources, and chapter assessments. An average score of 80%, or greater, on assessments.

Helpful Information:

  • Read all course information documents (e.g., course description).
  • Course Packet Tracer File(s) and Slides Decks Available
  • For questions regarding the course please use the “Help Desk” contact information
  • Once the course is over please contact the “Help Desk” to request the course be closed out.
  • Once you have passed the course, you will have the option to download course completion certificates from Cisco and SCTE·ISBE.
    • A SCTE·ISBE course completion certificate from this course portal.
    • A CiscoAcad (Cisco Academy) course completion certificate from the Cisco portal.

Course Modules:

Module 01: Wireless Technologies and Standards
Module 02: Wireless LANs
Module 03: Wireless Router and Client Configuration
Module 04: Wireless LAN Security
Module 05: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Module 06: Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

Course Learning Objectives:

Module 01 Wireless Technologies and Standards

  • Learn how wireless technologies have evolved over the last 10 years
  • Explore the electromagnetic realm and how RF signals are sent over the air
  • Define the primary access method “CSMA/CD”
  • Explore Wireless LAN Standards from 802.11 to 802.11ac


  • Pre-Course Self Check Quiz (optional)
  • Activity - Chapter 1
  • Quiz – Chapter 1

Module 02 Wireless LANs

  • Explore general mobility concepts and the added benefits of wireless technologies
  • Learn about the various Wireless LAN “WLAN” components and device certification
  • Explain how Wireless LAN works in a residential environment and business location
  • Learn how WLANs send traffic between devices and an AP
  • Explore Wi-Fi frames and Wi-Fi channels
  • Learn how a device discovers a WLAN


  • Activity - Chapter 2
  • Quiz – Chapter 2

Module 03 Wireless Router and Client Configuration

  • Learn how to configure a Cisco LINKSYS wireless router, which also called a “Wireless Access Point”, yet the steps are common to other Wi-Fi APs
  • Learn how to configure wireless clients; PCs, tablets and smartphones
  • Learn how to set up a home network


  • Packet Tracer – Setting Up a Home Network


  • Quiz – Chapter 3

Module 04 Wireless LAN Security

  • Describe the need for WLAN security
  • Compare wired security considerations to wireless concerns
  • Learn about wireless security protocols for authentication, which allows one to connect to an AP, and encryption, which protects the traffic being sent over a WLAN
  • Describe security mitigation technologies
  • Explore methods used to secure enterprise (“business”) WLANs, such as wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (wIPS) and Base Intrusion Detection Systems (BIDS)


  • Quiz – Chapter 4

Module 05 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • Describe what BYOD is, its benefits and challenges to business customers and service providers
  • Learn BYOD adoption considerations, from basic devices to more advanced devices
  • Explore BYOD design and solutions, such as Cisco’s “BYOD Smart Solution”
  • Explore a use case and the considerations made in the outlined situation


  • Quiz – Chapter 5

Module 06 Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

  • Describe various types of wireless interference from Wi-Fi sources and non-Wi-Fi sources
  • Learn what happens to an RF signal as it travels between a Wi-Fi client device and an Access Point (AP)
  • Learn about the various tools used to detect interference, so corrective measures can be taken minimize, or hopefully eliminate, the effects of interference
  • Explain the situations encountered when client devices cannot connect to an AP


  • Quiz – Chapter 6

10/16/2018 - 12/11/2018

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