802.11 Technology Fundamentals for Cisco WIFUND (200-355)

Continue your education in wireless technologies. This course will teach you about WLAN topologies, wireless equipment, and 802.11 frames.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 23, 2017
Duration
57m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 23, 2017
Duration
57m
Description

Continue your education in wireless technologies. In 802.11 Technology Fundamentals for Cisco WIFUND (200-355), you'll learn foundational knowledge of 802.11. First, you will learn WLAN topologies. Next, you'll learn about BSSIDs, SSIDs, VLANs, and how they all work together. Finally, you'll learn about CSMA/CA, and how clients interact with a wireless network. When you're finished with this course, you will have the foundational skills and knowledge of 802.11 technology needed for the CCNA Wireless WIFUND (200-355) exam.

About the author
About the author

Andrew has been in IT for 12 years, holding positions ranging from Systems Administrator, to Senior Network Engineer, to IT Manager as well as consulting for many years. He has been educating in IT for about 5 years in various mediums including as a Cisco Academy Instructor.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Andrew Crouthamel, and welcome to my course, 802. 11 Technology Fundamentals for Cisco WIFUND (200-355). I'm a senior network engineer and educator. This course is an introduction to WLAN topologies and 802. 11 functionality. This is course two of seven in the CCNA wireless learning path. Some of the major topics include wireless topology such as BSS and ESS, a discussion of repeaters, mesh networks, and other equipment you might use, as well as 802. 11 frames, CSMA/CA, what that is and how clients connect to a wireless network. By the end of this course, you will learn how to properly utilize wireless equipment to design a small network and how clients access that network while preventing collisions. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic network technology or have your CCNA certification. From here you should feel comfortable diving in to the rest of the CCNA wireless learning path. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn about the 802. 11 standard and wireless topologies with 802. 11 Technology Fundamentals for Cisco WIFUND (200-355) at Pluralsight.

Wrapping Up
Welcome to module 4, Wrapping Up. In this module, we are going to review what we've discussed. Don't forget there is a CCNA wireless certification this is geared towards. And in this course, there were four modules. This course is part of a learning path at Pluralsight to encompass all of the knowledge necessary for the CCNA wireless certification, specifically the WIFUND 200-355 exam. There are seven courses in this learning path, and this is the second one out of seven. There were four modules in this course. The first one was Introducing 802. 11 Technology Fundamentals where we began our description of what we're going to learn. We then jumped into WLAN Topologies where we learned about BSS and ESS networks and IBSS networks. We talked about BSSIDs, talked about BSAs. We went into some of the equipment that you could use such as bridges and repeaters and outdoor bridges. We then moved into 802. 11 Functionality where we discussed the 802. 11 frame, the header, some of the bits and flags that are in that header. We discussed CSMA/CA and how that differs from CSMA/CD in Ethernet. We also talked about client actions and how clients can connect and disconnect and re-associate and do those different functions. And then, finally, we are here wrapping our knowledge of this course. In summary, I hope you join me in the rest of the courses in this learning path and complete your education in CCNA wireless. Next up is the course Implementing a Wireless Network.