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,
Identify new & emerging WiFi Applications (VoWLAN, Retail, Healthcare, Logistics/Manufacturing, Airports/Shopping Centers).
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.
How to plan a WiFi deployment in a new construction project, and the impact on the cost and time frame.
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.
How to perform a passive WiFi survey, and understanding the Signal-to-Noise ratio.
Identify the components of a WiFi Network, specifically User Devices that connect to the network.
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.
Understanding Power Over Ethernet(PoE) to power Access Points.
Understand different Access Point Antenna Patterns and how to select the best antenna for your application. Understand Access Point Amplifiers and Repeaters.
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.
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.
Understand what a Controller is and how it connects to the rest of your WiFi Network.
Understand what an Application Server is, and its role in a WiFi Network.
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).
Understand the difference between Main Distribution Facilities & Intermediate Distribution Facilities, and where they are located.
Understand how to design an MDF/IDF layout in a small building, large building, stadium and campus.
Understand how the number of users affects the design of the WiFi Network.
Understand how WiFi operates over a Wide Area Network.
Understand how to design a Redundant WiFi Network.
Understand Roaming and how it affects user experience (VoWLAN).
Understand how to adjust your design to account for Multiple Floors, different Frequencies, Transmit Power, and Radio Resource Management.
Understand how to secure a Guest WiFi Network.
Understand the different methods of encrypting WiFi communications and authenticating users.
Understand what a Rogue AP or Honeypot is, how to detect it, and how to prevent it.
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.
Introduction to WiFi Applications.
Understand how to use applications to authenticate users.
Understand how to user applications to monitor users and collect data, and the legal implications.
Understand what Location Awareness is and how it works.
Understand Inventory Management Applications.
Understand Voice over WLAN.
Some tips for new construction installation.
Some tips for existing construction installations.
Some tips that apply to both new and existing construction. Understand how to test your WiFi network.
How to provide maintenance for your WiFi Network and what the cost would be.
Understand how to provide Monitoring & Help Desk services.
Understand how to use AirMagnet to plan a WiFi Network and preform Passive Surveys.
Understand how to perform an Active Survey and interpret the results.
Understand how to perform IPEFF & GPS-based surveys.
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.
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!