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CWSA Wireless Security : Hands-On Training Course

CWSA Wireless Security - Hands-On Training Course

SKU: 2838
This wireless security training course (2 days) follows the evolution of wireless security, teaching the underlying principles.

How to Book:

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Course Locations

Cambridge CB22
Price: £999.00
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This wireless security training course (2 days) gives delegates an understanding of:

  • Different types of 802.11i networks
  • How hackers bypass wireless security
  • Implementing wireless security measures

Wireless security training is vital when considering deployment of wireless LANs.

As wireless grows in popularity and more security horror stories hit the headlines, the need to secure these networks has become ever greater.

The course follows the evolution of wireless security, teaching the underlying principles so that delegates leave not only with an understanding of the current scene but also better prepared as the world of wireless inevitably changes. Hands-on exercises reinforce theory with practice, allowing delegates to see the methods work for themselves.

Delegates who successfully complete the exam included at the end of the training course will be awarded the Certified Wireless Security Analyst (CWSA) qualification.

Who is this course suitable for?

Those responsible for the security of IT systems within an organisation, including but not limited to: IT Managers, Systems/Network Administrators, Systems Analysts, IT Security Professionals and Forensic/Network Investigators

Those interested in understanding the risks associated with wireless networks and how best to protect them

This course is hands-on. Delegates learn how to secure wireless networks and then test them for vulnerabilities, adopting the mindset of an attacker.

Open group discussion is strongly encouraged.

What does this course cover?

  • 802.11 standards
  • Wardriving
  • Kismet
  • Circumventing MAC filtering
  • WEP cracking
  • Aircrack
  • RC4 and AES
  • WPA and WPA2
  • TKIP and CCMP
  • Public key cryptography
  • 802.1X and EAP
  • Building an 802.11i network
  • Bluetooth
  • RFID

During the course, you will learn:

  • Discover the latest security standards and practices in WiFi
  • Familiarise yourself with the various hardware and  software components of a wireless network
  • Understand the threats to wireless networks, including rogue access points, denial of service (DoS) attacks and eavesdropping
  • In-depth coverage of a comprehensive series of  wireless security measures, including WEP, WPA/WPA2 and 802.11i
  •  Learn how hackers and auditors test wireless networks for security related issues
  • Explore how an attacker might attempt to subvert  and bypass each type of security control
  • Understand how a hacker can break into both unsecured and secured wireless networks
  • Our state-of-the-art class environment provides delegates with a first-hand opportunity to experiment with wireless devices and the tools used to break into wireless networks
  • The course culminates in a hands-on exercise to create a secure wireless network using digital certificates
  • The course is designed to educate for the purpose of properly defending wireless systems from unauthorised access
Course highlights

  • A background into wireless networks and the security issues associated with a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • Overview of wireless technologies (e.g. • Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax)
  • Identification of wireless hardware components and their functionality
  • 802.11 architecture and commonly used terminology
  • An overview of “war driving” and Wifi security auditing
  • Practical exercises on the equipment/tools used to gain access


  • How wireless networks can be protected against • attack, including WEP, TKIP, CCMP and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • 802.11i and how the standard relates to WPA • and WPA2
  • 802.1X including EAP authentication methods, key • management and RADIUS
  • Practical exercise creating digital certificates for an • 802.11i compliant network


  • Hands-on testing of the degree of security offered from the perspective of the hacker
  • Finding “hidden” networks
  • Circumventing MAC Filtering
  • Breaking WEP encryption
  • Breaking WPA encryption

Are there entry requirements?

  • Recommended Level & Pre-requisites
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking.

What's included?

Our package includes refreshments, and full course materials.

Although the course is non-residential, we offer help finding appropriate hotels, close to the training venue. To take advantage of this offer, drop us an email after you book your course.

How to book?

There are three ways to book your course, either online, via fax, or telephone:

  • To book via telephone just call us on +44 (0)333 800 7000, and we’ll take of the details.
  • To book via fax download our booking form, complete it and fax to us on +44 (0) 1353 662667.
  • To book online simply enter the number of delegates you wish to send into the “Quantity” and select the course date from the drop down menu and click “Order now”.

We can also accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments, and other public sector organisations and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers, follow this link to our payment options page for more information.

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

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