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CWNP CWDP-303 Exam

Certified Wireless Design Professional - Wi-Fi Design

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Exam Name Certified Wireless Design Professional - Wi-Fi Design
Exam Code CWDP-303
Official Information https://www.cwnp.com/certifications/cwdp
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Section Weight Objectives
1.0 Define Specifications for the WLAN – 25% 1.1  Collect and use business requirements  
    1.1.1 Business use cases and justification
    1.1.2 User requirements
    1.1.3 Regulatory compliance
    1.1.4 Industry compliance
1.2  Collect, define, and use technical requirements
    1.2.1 Location services such as RTLS
    1.2.2 Latency requirements
    1.2.3 Signal strength requirements
    1.2.4 Capacity requirements
    1.2.5 Security requirements
  •     BYOD and guest access
  •     Roaming
  •     Monitoring
  •     Authentication and encryption
    1.2.6 Discover applications and their specific requirements
    1.2.7 Discover WLAN upgrade requirements when applicable
    1.2.8 Define bridge link requirements when applicable
    1.2.9 Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) Requirements
    1.2.10 Identify client devices including most Important and least capable device
    1.2.11 Requirement Areas
1.3  Identify design constraints
    1.3.1 Regulatory compliance
    1.3.2 Aesthetics
    1.3.3 Budget
    1.3.4 Architectural constraints
    1.3.5 Mounting restrictions
    1.3.6 Access restrictions
    1.3.7 Vendor selection
    1.3.8 Time constraints
    1.3.9 Building codes and safety codes

1.4  Collect, use, and deliver essential documents where applicable
    1.4.1 Validated floorplans
    1.4.2 Network diagrams
    1.4.3 Existing AP locations
    1.4.4 Network closet locations
    1.4.5 Existing cabling standards
    1.4.6 Existing cable drop locations
    1.4.7 Switch capabilities and capacity
    1.4.8 Existing network services including DNS, DHCP, NTP and authentication servers
    1.4.9 PoE capabilities and power budget
    1.4.10 Existing wireless system data
    1.4.11 Previous design/survey documentation
    1.4.12 Site survey deliverables
1.5  Define requirement areas including essential metrics for each requirement
    1.5.1 Capacity
    1.5.2 Client device types
    1.5.3 Applications and their requirements
    1.5.4 SSIDs and WLAN profiles
    1.5.5 Security settings
    1.5.6 Understand the various issues introduced by common vertical markets such as healthcare, education, retail, hospitality, high-density scenarios, public hotspots and outdoor networks
1.6  Implement effective project management
    1.6.1 Statement of Work (SoW)
    1.6.2 Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
    1.6.3 Project plans
    1.6.4 Resource management
    1.6.5 Role definition
2.0 Design the WLAN – 45% 2.1  Define WLAN architectures and select the appropriate architecture for a design
    2.1.1 Controller-based (physical and virtual controllers)
    2.1.2 Distributed (cloud-based and local WNMS)
    2.1.3 Standalone/Autonomous APs
    2.1.4 Dynamic vs. static channel assignment
    2.1.5 Dynamic radio management
    2.1.6 Software defined radio
    2.1.7 RF profiles
    2.1.8 Select and/or recommend the appropriate equipment for the design (APs, antennas, controllers, managed services)
2.2  Produce a design and communicate with appropriate individuals related to the design
    2.2.1 Use WLAN design software including the common features found in the solutions provided by various vendors  
  •     Import and calibrate floor plans
  •     Set project parameters
  •     Select and place APs and antennas manually or using automated placement tools and define configuration parameters
  •     Adjust AP settings to accommodate design requirements
  •     Define appropriate requirements areas using software features
  •     Define channel plans (MCA or SCA, channel widths, frequency bands, output power levels, DFS and TPC requirements) including solutions for CCI, adjacent channel interference (ACI), non-overlapping ACI, and non-802.11 interferers within regulatory constraints
  •     Document cabling requirements
    2.2.2 Select and use appropriate tools for a design project  
  •     Site survey hardware (camera, marking tools, spare batteries, survey trays, 2-way radios, USB adapters, USB hubs, external antennas)
  •     Distance measuring tools (laser measure, tape measure, measuring wheel, angle finder, mapping software)
  •     Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (hardhat, steel-toe shoes, glasses, gloves, clean suits, masks, high visibility clothing)
  •     Use WLAN analysis tools for appropriate use cases in WLAN design (spectrum analyzer, protocol analyzer, scanner/discovery tools, cable testers)
  •     Use performance measurement tools to assist in WLAN design (throughput testers, QoS assessment, network functionality)
  •     Perform client measurements and analysis to determine client capabilities (received signal measurements, roaming behavior, QoS capabilities)
  •     Gather attenuation measurements for building materials and objects
  •     Understand the differences between AP-on-a-Stick surveys and predictive modeling software and select the appropriate solution between them for a design project
    2.2.3 Perform a pre-design site survey when required  
  •     Select and perform the appropriate type of site survey (manual active, manual passive, AP-on-a-Stick)
  •     Use the appropriate site survey tools during the survey
  •     Gain appropriate access and clearance to perform the survey
  •     Document metrics and other information collected during the survey (RSSI, SNR, noise floor, interference, cell coverage, application and connectivity data such as data rates, latency, loss, and retries)
  •     Perform survey procedures for bridge links when required
2.2.4 Design special WLAN deployments, including branch and remote offices, mesh networks, and bridge links  

2.2.5 Select among common vendor features and make configuration recommendations in a design scenario (band steering, automatic channel selection, load balancing, VLAN configuration)  

2.2.6 Design for different client and application types and the constraints they introduce (tablets, barcode scanners, VoIP handsets, laptops, ID badges, location tracking systems, voice and video)

2.2.7 Ensure proper end-to-end QoS is understood and implemented including WMM, wired QoS, QoS markings and queues

2.2.8 Define and recommend proper security solutions in the design including monitoring, authentication servers, EAP methods, authentication, and encryption

2.2.9 Design for secure roaming including 802.11-2016 FT roaming, SCA roaming, vendor roaming solutions, and client support issues
2.3  Create, distribute, and communicate design documentation
    2.3.1 Bill of Materials (BoM)
    2.3.2 Design report
    2.3.3 Physical installation guide
3.0 Deploy the WLAN – 10% 3.1  Ensure proper understanding and implementation of design documentation
    3.1.1 Implementation meeting (explain design decisions to implementers and ensure understanding of design deployment)
    3.1.2 Distribute documents to appropriate individuals
    3.1.3 Select qualified implementation technicians when required
3.2  Perform validation and optimization tasks during deployment
    3.2.1 Verify proper AP installation location  
    3.2.2 Verify PoE provisioning requirements are met  
    3.2.3 Verify channel selections and output power  
    3.2.4 Verify aesthetic requirements are met
    3.2.5 Verify proper security configuration  
3.3  Recommend or perform essential deployment tasks
    3.3.1 Understand and perform installation procedures for different WLAN architectures (cloud-based, controller-based, WNMS, autonomous)  
    3.3.2 Infrastructure configuration supporting the WLAN (DHCP, DNS, NTP, switches and routers)  
    3.3.3 Channel assignment, automatic radio management, and output power configuration  
    3.3.4 Installation procedures for cloud-based APs, controller-based APs, WNMS APs, and autonomous APs
4.0 Validate and Optimize the WLAN – 20% 4.1  Perform an RF validation survey
    4.1.1 Ensure coverage requirements
    4.1.2 Ensure capacity requirements
    4.1.3 Evaluate CCI impact
4.2  Perform client performance testing
    4.2.1 Application testing  
    4.2.2 Roaming testing  
    4.2.3 Connectivity testing  
4.3  Recommend and/or perform appropriate physical adjustments
    4.3.1 AP locations  
    4.3.2 Antenna locations
4.4  Recommend and/or perform appropriate configuration adjustments
    4.4.1 Transmitter RF output power
    4.4.2 RF channel selection
    4.4.3 RF channel bandwidth
4.5  Select remediation solutions for problems discovered during post-validation
    4.5.1 RF coverage problems
    4.5.2 Capacity problems
    4.5.3 QoS problems
    4.5.4 Security configuration errors
    4.5.5 Client connectivity issues
    4.5.6 Resolve interference issues
4.6  Implement knowledge transfer and hand-off
    4.6.1 End user training
    4.6.2 Support staff training
    4.6.3 Solution documentation and assets (digital or physical assets, guides, floorplans, configuration documents)
    4.6.4 Final meeting (Q&A and hand-off)


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