Center for Qualified CyberSecurity Excellence & Mastery

Get Q/ualified!

The Q/WAD (Qualified/ Wireless Analysis Professional) certification is an advanced wireless LAN certification, focusing entirely on the analysis and troubleshooting of wireless LAN systems. In this 72 hour class the Q/WAD  + Hacking Wireless Networks, learning objectives begin with the frame structures and exchange processes for each of the 802.11 series of standards, and then apply that base of knowledge to how and when to use the tools that are available for analyzing and troubleshooting today's wireless LANs. The Q/WAD certified individual will be able to confidently analyze and troubleshoot any wireless LAN system using any of the market leading software and hardware analysis

Class Duration: The class consists of 72 hours of hands on learning using the latest enterprise wireless LAN security and auditing equipment, addressing in detail Wireless LAN Intrusion, Security Policy and Solutions.

Who Should Attend:
Information Security Officers, Information Systems Managers, Telecommunications and Network Administrators and Engineers, Consultants, Systems and Data Security Analysts, Compliance Officers, Chief Security Officers, and others concerned with wireless security  

Class Fee: $3,490
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Basic
Contact Hours: 42 hr Lecture 30 hr labs
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance

Sample Job Titles:
Information Systems Security Engineer
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Administrator
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Engineer
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technician
Network Administrator/ Network Analyst Network Security Engineer/ Network Security Specialist/ Security Analyst /Security Engineer/ Security Specialist/ Systems Security Engineer

 

This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Text Materials:   Q/WAP Class textbook, labs.

Learning Objectives: General Knowledge Areas: Reflect basic types of knowledge for cybersecurity professionals and reside within multiple Specialty Areas.

Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.

KU Outcomes

  1. A proven advanced skill set.
    • Intimate knowledge of the inter-workings of IEEE 802.11 standards
    • Understanding of the use of common tools found in wireless LAN protocol analyzers
    • Detailed knowledge of appropriate application of a wireless protocol analyzer
    • A thorough understanding of wireless LAN troubleshooting from performance and security perspectives
  2. A unique and uniquely recognized certification.
    • The CWAP is the only vendor neutral wireless LAN analysis certification.
    • The CWAP certification is without equal or competition, and is recognized and endorsed by nearly all of the leading wireless LAN analysis vendors in the market today.
  3. Proven ability to perform advanced troubleshooting and analysis.
    • Performance and security analysis to the maximum potential of the available protocol analyzer.
    • Troubleshooting from various perspectives in a variety of wireless LAN implementations.
    • Verification of Layer 2, 3 & 7 security solutions during security audits.
    • Application analysis testing from a performance perspective in single mode and 802.11b/g mixed mode environments.
    • Detailed site surveys using the latest surveying features of wireless LAN protocol analyzers.
    • Detailed analysis of decode information taken from wireless LAN protocol analyzers for the purpose of troubleshooting.

Who Should Attend:
Information Security Officers, Information Systems Managers, Telecommunications and Network Administrators and Engineers, Consultants, Systems and Data Security Analysts, Compliance Officers, Chief Security Officers, and others concerned with wireless security

Learning Objectives - effective use of the following tools in class:

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Grades - All students must ordinarily take all quizzes, labs, final exam and submit the class practical in order to be eligible for a Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, or Q/WP credential unless granted an exception in writing by the President. Know that Q/ISP classes draws quite the spectrum of students, including "those less comfortable," "those more comfortable," and those somewhere in between. However, what ultimately matters in this course is not so much where you end up relative to your classmates but where you end up relative to yourself in on Friday of class. The course is graded as a pass or fail solely on your attendance and participation. Those less comfortable and somewhere in between are not at a disadvantage vis-à-vis those more comfortable. Escalating labs help you prepare for real world scenarios. Each labs escalates upon itself, increasing in intensity, rising to the next level, while your mitigating the threat step by step

Books – Ebooks are provided for this course. No external books are required. However, you may want to supplement your preparation for or review of some lectures with self-assigned readings relevant to those lectures' content from either of the books below. The first is intended for those inexperienced in (or less comfortable with the idea of) hacking.