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Wireless Network Security

Dale W. Callahan, Ph.D., P.E.
Lea Callahan, P.E.

Course Outline

This 6-hour course provides engineers with the basics of wireless LAN technologies and the related security concerns and guidelines. The course materials are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-48: Wireless Network Security: 802.11, Bluetooth, and Handheld Devices.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide engineers with basic concepts of wireless LANs and wireless security scenarios and to provide guidelines on the secure operation of wireless LANS. You will be directed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website to study

Wireless Network Security: 802.11, Bluetooth, and Handheld Devices (
(119 pages, PDF file format - this course only covers of these 46 pages).

Please click on the above underlined text to view, save or print the document for your study. (Print pages 17 to 63) Read Chapters 2 and 3 of the document, approximately 46 pages of material. (Printed from pages 17 to 63)

Be aware that this material is a few years old, and some of the technical details have changed with improvements in technology. However, the overall security recommendations are still considered current.

Related Links

Wireless LAN Security FAQ
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

Take a Quiz

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.