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Wireless Analysis & Exploitation (WAX)

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Wireless Analysis & Exploitation (WAX) is an intensive course that provides a comprehensive view into the methods and mindset used by hackers to compromise wireless networks. Wireless can be complex and effective learning requires mastery of a new set of acronyms and how these technologies fit into the big picture.
The Security professional will learn the skills and knowledge required to understand how wireless networks operate. This course provides the basis for performing wireless reconnaissance and exploitation using tools found in both BackTrack and Windows 7. Real world labs and exercises using tools written for both Linux and Microsoft will demonstrate how security weaknesses are identified, compromised, and exploited to extract data in today’s wireless networks.
WAX utilizes these software and tools:
  • BackTrack security tool suite
  • Windows 7
  • Alpha USB Wi-Fi cards with custom and standard function drivers
  • GPS hardware for mapping
  • Wireshark, Aircrack-ng tool suite, Kismet, Gerix, Dataminer, Nmap and other tools
Who Should Take This Course


Basic knowledge of wired and wireless networking and TCP/IP.
Course Outline
  • A review of networking fundamentals
  • A review of important Linux and Windows commands
  • Instruction on 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies including standards, Wi-Fi- operation, devices, terminology, acronyms, antennas, radio frequency fundamentals, standard Wi-Fi security methods and troubleshooting.
  • A methodology for building a Wi-Fi exploitation operational plan including equipment selection, tool selection, and approaches depending on target types
  • Execution of reconnaissance activities
  • Execution of analysis activities
  • Approaches to “what happens next” once the Security professional has keys to the 802.11 network
  • A discussion of non-802.11 wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Mobile Voice and Data Communications
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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