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 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 days.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Course Modules:

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

Course Learning Objectives:

Module 01 Wireless Technology 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


  • Activity - Chapter 1

Module 02 Wireless LAN Networks

  • 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

Module 03 Wireless Router and Clients 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

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)

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

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

10/16/2017 - 10/27/2017

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