Wireless 5 Course Outline

Wireless 5 Course Outline




Introduction to Wireless Communications

  • Common terminologies
  • History of wireless communication
  • Wired vs. wireless networks
  • Types of wireless networks: Based on connection
  • Types of wireless networks: Based on geographical area covered
    • WLAN
    • WWAN
    • WPAN
    • WMAN
    • Comparison Between WLAN, WWAN, WPAN and WMAN
  • Advantages  and Disadvantages of wireless networks
  • Limitations of wireless networks
  • Generations of wireless technology
    • 2 G
    • 2.5 G
    • 3 G
    • 4 G
  • Uses of wireless technology
    • Satellite
    • Cellular phone networks
    • Laptop
    • PDA
    • Blackberry
    • Remote control
    • M-Commerce 

Wireless Signal Propagation

  • Common terminologies
  • Analog and digital signals
  • Radio waves
  • Infrared light
  • Transmission Speed
  • Components of a Radio system
    • Filter
    • Mixer
    • Amplifier
  • Transmission Direction
    • Simplex Transmission
    • Half-Duplex Transmission
    • Full-Duplex Transmission
  • Switching
  • Signal strength
  • UWB
  • Modulation
    • Analog modulation
      • Amplitude modulation
      • Frequency modulation
      • Phase modulation
    • Digital modulation
      • Amplitude Shift Keying
      • Frequency Shift Keying
      • Phase Shift Keying
  • Spread Spectrum
    • Frequency Hoping Spread Spectrum
    • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum 

IEEE and ETSI Wireless Standards

  • Common terminologies
  • Institutes offering Wireless Communication Standards
  • IEEE
  • IEEE Standards
  • 802. Architecture
  • 802.1X
  • 802.11
    • 802.11 (Wi-Fi Standard)
    • Architecture
    • 802.11 Standards
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11e
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11h
    • 802.11i
    • 802.11j/ 802.11k
    • 802.11m/ 802.11n
  • 802.15
  • 802.16
    • Wi-MAX
  • P1451.5
  • ETSI Standards
  • HIPERLAN
    • HIPERLAN/1
    • HIPERLAN/2
    • HiperAccess
    • HiperLink
  • HIPERMAN 

WLANs and Operations

  • Introduction to WLAN
  • Advantages of using WLAN
  • Basic components of a WLAN
  • How to access a WLAN
  • Types of WLAN
    • Ad Hoc networks
      • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET)
    • Infrastructure networks
    • Repeater networks
    • Bridged networks
    • Mesh networks
    • Enterprise Wireless Gateway networks
    • Enterprise Encryption Gateway networks
    • Virtual AP networks
    • WLAN Array
  • Roaming
    • Steps for Association
    • Steps for Re-association
  • Campus Topologies
  • Virtual LAN
  • Distributed Coordination Function/ Enhanced DCF
  • Transmission Opportunity (TXOP)
  • Proxy Mobile IP
  • WLAN Management
  • Setting up a WLAN
  • Configuring WLAN: Prerequisites
    • Configure Computers For Automatic Addressing
    • Enable Automatic Wireless Network Configuration
  • Run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard
  • Configuring Firewall on WLAN
  • Connecting to an Available Wireless Network
  • WLAN Security: Passphrase
  • Troubleshooting WLAN
  • WLAN Diagnostic Tool: CommView for WiFi PPC
  • WLAN Diagnostic Tool: AirMagnet Handheld Analyzer 

Wireless Technologies

  • Common terminologies
  • Wireless Technologies
  • IrDA
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
    • Hotspot
  • GSM
    • GPRS
    • EDGE
  • FDMA
  • TDMA
  • CDMA
  • CDMA vs. TDMA
  • ZigBee
    • Stack Architecture
    • Devices
    • Network Model
    • Characteristics
    • Benefits
    • Security Issues
  • Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN)
    • VoWLAN Call Routing
    • Characteristics
    • Benefits
    • Limitations
  • Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
  • Fixed wireless broadband technologies
    • LMDS
    • MMDS
    • LMDS vs. MMDS
  • IDEN
  • CDPD
  • HSCSD
  • PDC-P
  • FRS and GMRS
  • BSS and IBSS
  • HPNA and Powerline Ethernet 

Wireless Protocols and Communication Languages

  • Common terminologies
  • Wireless protocols
    • WAP
      • WAP micro browser
      • WAP model
    • TKIP
    • SWAP
    • EAP
      • LEAP
      • PEAP
    • LDAP
    • RADIUS
    • WRAP and HDTP
    • CCMP
    • SIP
    • SOAP
    • RSN
  • Programming languages used for wireless communication
    • J2ME
      • CLDC
      • MIDP
    • WML
    • BREW
    • cHTML
    • HDML
    • VoiceXML 

Wireless Devices

  • Common terminologies
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Antennas
    • Types
      • Directional/ Omnidirectional Antenna
      • Aperture Antennas/ Leaky-wave Antennas
      • Reflector Antennas
    • Antenna Functions
    • Antenna Characteristics
  • Access points
    • Operating modes of access points
  • PC Cards
  • Wireless Cards
  • Wireless Modem
  • Wireless Router
  • Using a Wireless Router as an Access Point
  • Wireless USB
  • Wireless IP Phone
  • Wireless Game Adapter
  • Wireless Print Server
  • Wireless Range Extender
  • Wireless Internet Video Cameras
  • Bluetooth Connectivity Devices: Air2Net Bluetooth PC Card
  • Bluetooth Connectivity Devices: Bluetooth Combo Print Adapter
  • Wireless Wireless VoIP Gateway: AH1038
  • Wireless Media Gateway: WMG80
  • Wireless Presentation Gateway: D-Link DPG-2000W 
  • Hotspot Gateway
  • GSM Network Devices
    • Mobile Station
      • MexE
    • Base Station Subsystem (BSS)
      • Base Station Controller (BSC)
      • Base Transceiver Station (BTS)
    • Network Subsystem
      • Mobile Switching Center
      • Mobile Switching Center Databases
  • Add Wireless To A Wired Network 

Fundamentals of RFID

  • Case Study
  • RFID
  • Components of RFID Systems
    • RFID System Architecture
    • RFID Tags
      • Passive RFID Tags
      • Active RFID Tags
    • RFID Tag Reader and Antenna
    • RFID Controller, Premises Server and Integration Server
  • Chipless RFID Tag
  • RFID Stations
  • RFID Frequencies
  • Applications of RFID Systems
  • RFID Standards
    • ISO RFID Standards 
    • EPC Standards
  • RFID Collisions
  • RFID Security and Privacy Threats
    • Protection Against RFID Attacks
  • RFID Malware
    • RFID Exploits
    • Defending Against RFID Malware
  • RFID Security
  • RFID and Privacy Issues
  • RFID Vendors 

Wireless Security

  • Wired vs. wireless networks
  • Business and wireless attacks
  • Types of wireless attacks
    • Man-in-the-middle attack
    • Denial-of-service attack
  • Terminology
  • War Chalking
  • WEP
    • Cracking WEP
    • WEP Tool: WEPCrack
  • SSID
    • Beacon frames
    • Authentication modes
  • MAC Address
    • MAC sniffing and AP spoofing
    • Tool: Wellenreiter V2
  • Rouge Access Points
  • Stream ciphers
    • PAD collection attacks
  • Steps for hacking wireless networks
    • Tool: NetStumbler
    • Tool: Kismet
    • WEP Tool: AirSnort
  • WPA
  • DMZ
  • MIC
  • WTLS
  • Mobile security through certificates
  • Certificate management through public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Tool: Wifiscanner
  • Tool: BTScanner
  • Wireless network security checklist
  • Securing wireless networks

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