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Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Businesses depend more and more on wireless technologies in their everyday operations and the need for qualified wireless technicians is growing rapidly. This course offers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security and design best practices. As with existing courses offered by the Cisco Networking Academy, this program will combine hands-on experience, instructor-led training and e-learning for students. Students will learn to: design wireless networks; configure and install wireless access points, bridges, adapters, and antennae; troubleshoot wireless network design and configuration problems using CLI and Web-based Device Manager; configure security and authentication using MAC filtering, WEP, LEAP, EAP and 802.1x technologies. Further Education: This certificate program provides a solid foundation for students who are seeking higher education goals. It will prepare you for electrical engineering or computer and management information systems degree programs. It will also prepare you for the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist Certificate.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists

  • Median wage: $28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Computer Systems Analysts

  • Median wage: $41.36/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts

  • Median wage: $43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer Network Architects

  • Median wage: $45.88/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529