Design & Deploy an Enterprise WiFi Network
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Design & Deploy an Enterprise WiFi Network

Design, Deploy, & Maintain a WiFi Network for any industry and any building type
4.6 (30 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,166 students enrolled
Created by Hazim Gaber
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design & Implement WiFi Networks for different types of buildings (hotels, office buildings, stadiums, retail stores, hospitals, shopping malls, airports, & schools) and businesses
  • The different components of a Wireless Network (access points, repeaters, switches, routers, controllers, VoIP phones)
  • Different types of Access Points and Antennas, and their signal coverage
  • Where to place Switches, Routers, and Access Points
  • How to design a Redundant Wireless Network
  • How to Design & Install outdoor Wireless Networks
  • Deploying a multi-site Wireless Network
  • Deploying Voice Over Wireless LAN
  • Understand the business aspects of designing, installing, and maintaining a Wireless Network, and the costs associated with the network
  • Applications that benefit from, or rely on, Wireless Networks (Guest WiFi, Voice Over WLAN, Premium WiFi, Location-Based Services, Inventory Management)
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Requirements
  • You should have a basic understanding of computer networks (routers, switches, IP addressing, WANs, VPNs).
Description

I have designed, installed, and maintained wireless networks for Hotels, Stadiums, Retail Stores, University Campuses, Warehouses, Shopping Malls, & Airports.

I will use my real world experience to teach you how to design a reliable, secure, redundant Wireless Networks for different types of buildings, and different client needs.  I also show you the business aspect of a Wireless Network, allowing you to understand the real cost of designing, implementing, and maintaining it.

This course teaches you:

How to Design & Implement WiFi Networks for different types of buildings (hotels, office buildings, stadiums, retail stores, hospitals, shopping malls, airports, & schools) and businesses

How to Use Fluke AirMagnet to perform Passive & Active Site Surveys

The different components of a Wireless Network (access points, repeaters, switches, routers, controllers, VoIP phones, barcode readers) and what each component does

Different types of Access Points, Antennas, Repeaters, how and their signal coverage varies

Where to place Switches, Routers, and Access Points in a building, especially in large buildings

Security risks associated with Wireless Networks, common and uncommon attacks, and how to keep the network Secure

How to Design a Redundant Wireless Network

How to Design & Install outdoor Wireless Networks

Deploying a multi-site Wireless Network

Deploying Voice Over Wireless LAN

Understand the business aspects of designing, installing, and maintaining a Wireless Network, and the costs associated with the network

Applications that benefit from, or rely on, Wireless Networks (Guest WiFi, Voice Over WLAN, Premium WiFi, Location-Based Services, Inventory Management)

Practical construction tips when dealing with existing structures, new construction, government buildings & hospitals, 

Who is the target audience?
  • IT Professionals who are deploying Enterprise WiFi Networks
  • IT Professionals
  • People who want to have a real world understanding of WiFi
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
04:03:13
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Introduction
3 Lectures 17:55

Identify new & emerging WiFi Applications (VoWLAN, Retail, Healthcare, Logistics/Manufacturing, Airports/Shopping Centers).

Preview 07:06

Introduction - Some Assumptions & Terms
04:01

Identify key information required before beginning the design process (time frame, scope of work, type of construction, technology, users), and their impact on the network.

Introduction - Initial Questions To Ask Before Beginning Your Design
06:48

Section #1 Quiz
3 questions
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Initial Planning
3 Lectures 16:36

How to plan a WiFi deployment in a new construction project, and the impact on the cost and time frame.

Initial Planning of a WiFi Network - New Construction
05:38

How to plan a WiFi deployment in an existing building, potentially with an existing network, and the impact on the cost and timeframe.  This includes special areas of the building that require coverage, and other constraints.

Initial Planning of a WiFi Network - Existing Construction
07:11

How to perform a passive WiFi survey, and understanding the Signal-to-Noise ratio.

Initial Planning of a WiFi Network - Passive Surveys & SNR
03:47

Section #2 Quiz
8 questions
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User Devices & Access Points
7 Lectures 48:52

Identify the components of a WiFi Network, specifically User Devices that connect to the network.

User Devices
02:24

Identify advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Access Points, Understand how an Access Point connects to the network and to the power supply, Understand how to install network cable for an access point, Understand how to install Access Points Outdoors.

Access Points - Introduction
11:45

Understanding Power Over Ethernet(PoE) to power Access Points.

Power Over Ethernet
04:40

When to use Wireless Mesh APs, and how they work.

Preview 04:40

Understand different Access Point Antenna Patterns and how to select the best antenna for your application.    Understand Access Point Amplifiers and Repeaters.

Access Point Antennas, Amplifiers, & Repeaters
10:31

Understand how to place Access Points so that you obtain enough signal coverage.  Understand the effects that occur when signals from two or more Access Points overlap.

Access Point Placement
04:59

Understand how to place APs in a building using heatmapping software (AirMagnet).  Understand how to perform an Active Survey for an existing structure.  Understand how to place APs in a building under construction using data from previous projects.

Access Point Placement - Performing Active Surveys & Simulations
09:53

Section #3 Quiz
14 questions
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Controllers, Application Servers, & Switches
5 Lectures 31:01

Understand what a Controller is and how it connects to the rest of your WiFi Network.

Wireless Controllers
02:49

Understand what an Application Server is, and its role in a WiFi Network.

Application Servers
01:52

Understand what a Switch is, and how to select an appropriate Switch for your WiFi Network (based on Switching Capacity, SFPs, Redundant Power, PoE, Gigabit Ethernet, Stackable Ability).

Switches
10:13

Understand the difference between Main Distribution Facilities & Intermediate Distribution Facilities, and where they are located.

MDFs & IDFs
04:52

Understand how to design an MDF/IDF layout in a small building, large building, stadium and campus.

Preview 11:15

Section #4 Quiz
7 questions
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Advanced Design Considerations
5 Lectures 28:25

Understand how the number of users affects the design of the WiFi Network.

User Quantity
05:48

Understand how WiFi operates over a Wide Area Network.

WANs
05:01

Understand how to design a Redundant WiFi Network.

Redundancy
07:06

Understand Roaming and how it affects user experience (VoWLAN).

Roaming
03:38

Understand how to adjust your design to account for Multiple Floors, different Frequencies, Transmit Power, and Radio Resource Management.

Multiple Floors, Frequency, Transmit Power, RRM
06:52

Section #5 Quiz
11 questions
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Security
4 Lectures 23:16

Understand how to secure a Guest WiFi Network.

Guest WiFi
02:12

Understand the different methods of encrypting WiFi communications and authenticating users.

Encryption & Authentication
07:24

Understand what a Rogue AP or Honeypot is, how to detect it, and how to prevent it.

Preview 07:43

Understand what RF Shielding is and how & when to implement it.  Understand physical security measures required to protect your WiFi Network.  Understand what DDos is and how to prevent it.

RF Shielding, Physical Security, and DDos
05:57

Section #6 Quiz
6 questions
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Applications
6 Lectures 21:46

Introduction to WiFi Applications.

Introduction
03:28

Understand how to use applications to authenticate users.

Authentication
03:47

Understand how to user applications to monitor users and collect data, and the legal implications.

Monitoring
04:37

Understand what Location Awareness is and how it works.

Location Awareness
04:06

Understand Inventory Management Applications.

Inventory Management
04:15

Understand Voice over WLAN.

VoWLAN (Voice Over Wireless LAN)
01:33

Section #7 Quiz
9 questions
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Installation
3 Lectures 15:22

Some tips for new construction installation.

New Construction
04:13

Some tips for existing construction installations.

Existing Construction
06:59

Some tips that apply to both new and existing construction.  Understand how to test your WiFi network.

New/Existing Construction & Testing
04:10

Section #8 Quiz
4 questions
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Maintenance & Monitoring
2 Lectures 17:12

How to provide maintenance for your WiFi Network and what the cost would be.

Maintenance
10:02

Understand how to provide Monitoring & Help Desk services.

Monitoring & Help Desk
07:10

Section #9 Quiz
3 questions
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Using Fluke AirMagnet
3 Lectures 22:48

Understand how to use AirMagnet to plan a WiFi Network and preform Passive Surveys.

Passive Surveys & Planning
14:15

Understand how to perform an Active Survey and interpret the results.

Active Survey
04:01

Understand how to perform IPEFF & GPS-based surveys.

IPERF & GPS
04:32
About the Instructor
Hazim Gaber
4.6 Average rating
30 Reviews
2,166 Students
1 Course
Mechanical Engineer Who's Great With Technology

I'm a hands-on, problem-solving, Mechanical Engineer with an extensive business & technology background.  To me, solving problems means asking WHY a client is looking for a solution, not just HOW, and never taking no for an answer.  Understanding the business behind the technology is just as important as understanding the technology.  This philosophy has allowed me to provide profitable solutions to many of the Fortune 500, including GM, Ford, Apple, and Wal-Mart, and to many smaller businesses.  My clients include Government Agencies, and major players in the the Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Energy, Telecommunications, and Healthcare sectors.

I regularly design and execute Security, VoIP, WiFi, WAN's, Storage Systems, Digital Signage, Audio Visual, Surveillance Systems, and Structured Cabling Systems projects.  But I also have hands-on experience configuring switches & routers, setting up storage appliances, mounting access points, and even terminating cat6 cable.

And while I'm not a programming ninja, I can code in C++, Perl, Java, PHP, and JavaScript.  I also know a bit about UNIX, Windows Server, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

My engineering background has provided me with experience in Solidworks, AutoCAD, Matlab, HVAC, product design, fluid mechanics, feedback control, industrial control systems, and PLCs.

I hold Cisco, VMWare, EMC, and Crestron certifications.  I'm also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions about engineering, business, technology, or life in general!