CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional

CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

Wireless LAN Security, the preparation course for the CWSP certification, teaches students the necessary skills for implementing and managing wireless security in the enterprise by creating layer2 and layer3 hardware and software solutions with tools from industry leading manufacturers.

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Intended Audience for this CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Course

  • » This course targets experienced networking professionals who wish to gain critical skills in wireless networking security, including how hackers attack networks and the means for preventing them from doing so. With the burgeoning growth of wireless LAN installations, all IT professionals must become knowledgeable about security, and wireless security in particular.

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CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Course Outline

      1. Risk Assessment
        1. Assets to protect
        2. Threats to protect against
        3. Legal protection
        4. Costs
        5. Basic security measures
        6. Threat analysis
        7. Impact analysis
      2. Threat Analysis and Hacking Methodology
        1. Target profiling
        2. Physical security
        3. Social engineering
        4. Wireless bridges
        5. Packet analysis
        6. Information theft
        7. Malicious data insertion
        8. Denial of Service (DoS)
        9. Peer-to-peer hacking
        10. Unauthorized control
      3. Rudimentary Security Measures
        1. SSID
        2. MAC filters
        3. Static WEP
        4. Default configurations
        5. Firmware upgrades
        6. Physical security
        7. Periodic inventory
      4. Intermediate Security Measures
        1. Rogue equipment
        2. Cell sizing
        3. Protocol filters
        4. SNMP
        5. Discovery protocols
        6. Wireless segment configuration
        7. Remove vulnerabilities
        8. Client security
        9. IP Services
      5. Advanced Security Measures
        1. Wireless security policy
        2. Authentication and encryption
        3. Wireless DMZ and VLANs
        4. Audits
        5. Traffic pattern analysis
        6. Authenticated DHCP
      6. Wireless LAN Auditing Tools
        1. Discovery tools
        2. Password crackers
        3. Share enumerators
        4. Network management and control
        5. Wireless protocol analyzers
        6. Manufacturer defaults
        7. Password sniffers
        8. Antennas and WLAN equipment
        9. OS fingerprinting and port scanning
        10. Application sniffers
        11. Networking utilities
        12. Network discovery and management
        13. Hijacking users
        14. RF Jamming and Dataflooding tools
        15. WEP crackers
      7. Hardware and Software Solutions
        1. RADIUS with AAA Support
        2. RADIUS Details
        3. Kerberos
        4. Static and Dynamic WEP and TKIP
        5. 802.1x
        6. Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
        7. VPNs
        8. Encryption Schemes
        9. Routers
        10. Switch-Routers
        11. Firewalls
        12. MobileIP VPN Solutions
        13. Enterprise Wireless Gateways
        14. Switches, VLANs, and Hubs
        15. SSH2 Tunneling and Port Redirection
        16. Thin Client Solutions
      8. Prevention and Countermeasures
        1. 802.1x
        2. 802.11i
        3. TKIP
        4. AES
        5. Intrusion detection
        6. US Federal and state laws
      9. Implementation and Management
        1. Design and implementation
        2. Equipment configuration and placement
        3. Interoperability and layering
        4. Security management

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » PW0-200 : Certified Wireless Security Professional

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Richard L.
- Over 20 years experience in the IT industry.
- CEH and Microsoft training for many government agencies, including the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- CEH and Microsoft training for Fortune corporations such as Merrill Lynch and ADP.


Richard is a premier Microsoft Certified Trainer and Certified EC-Council Instructor. He has over 20 years of experience as a network administrator, security consultant, vulnerability assessor, and penetration tester for assorted Fortune companies.

Richard??s knowledge on the development and implementation of policies and procedures concerning the security of network data is unsurpassed. He has conducted successful CEH and Microsoft training classes for many government agencies including the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as Fortune enterprises such as Merrill Lynch and ADP.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

The class met all our expectations! The material was perfect and very efficiently delivered by our instructor. He was able to adapt and give us scenarios as to how this course would benefit us in our environment. What made his delivery even more impressive was his vast experience teaching a highly diverse group like ours.

He did a great job and the staff at NetCom Information Technology coordinated very efficiently with us ensuring each step and area was taken care of. I am very impressed with the level of "follow-up" each staff provided. We will certainly use NetCom Information Technology for any future needs and recommend you to anyone that we find that may need this type training.

Course(s) Taken

» CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator


I just passed CWSP exam in your site yesterday. I would like to thank the instructor for giving me good direction and very useful material for me to pass this tough exam. I believe that NetCom has very good professional quality in business and lots of resources for enterprise. I feel lucky to have chosen NetCom for my professional training vendor then to have met the best teacher in wireless fields. This is why I passed CWSP with 95%! Thank you.


J. Y.
J. Y.
Course(s) Taken

» CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

What I liked most about NetCom was the instructor !
Francisco Pena
Course(s) Taken

» Wireless Networking Workshop (FREE)
» CWNA and CWSP Combo - Boot Camp

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