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CWDP Certified Wireless Design Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-250

ISBN: 978-0-470-76904-1
864 pages
March 2011
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The official study guide for the Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP) exam from CWNP!

This official guide is what you need to prepare for the vendor-neutral CWDP exam (PW0-250), which tests an IT professional’s ability to design, plan, and troubleshoot a wireless network. Administered by CWNP, the industry leader for enterprise Wi-Fi training and certification, the CWDP exam is for those operating in large WLAN deployments. This practical guide not only covers all exam objectives, it also gives you practical information on designing for complex environments such as businesses, hospitals, educational facilities, and in outdoor spaces. 

  • Covers all exam objectives for the Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP) exam, exam PW0-250
  • Covers planning, developing a WLAN design strategy and RF, conducting advanced site surveying, developing 802.11 security, and troubleshooting
  • Companion CD includes two practice exams and over 100 electronic flashcards
  • Sybex is the official publisher for Certified Wireless Network Professional, Inc., the certifying vendor for the CWAP program

If you want to prepare for CWNP certification, a  Sybex Study Guide is what you need!

Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from http://booksupport.wiley.com.

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Foreword.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Gathering and Analyzing Requirements.

Chapter 2 Designing for Client Devices and Applications.

Chapter 3 Designing for Applications.

Chapter 4 Industry-Specific Design Considerations.

Chapter 5 Vendor and WLAN Architecture Selection.

Chapter 6 RF Communication Principles.

Chapter 7 RF Hardware and 802.11n.

Chapter 8 Site Survey Preparation.

Chapter 9 Site Survey RF Design.

Chapter 10 MAC Layer Design.

Chapter 11 Basic WLAN Security Design.

Chapter 12 Advanced Enterprise WLAN Security Design.

Chapter 13 Documentation and Finalizing the Design Solution.

Chapter 14 Post-Installation Validation.

Chapter 15 Design Troubleshooting.

Appendix About the Companion CD.

Glossary.

Index.

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Shawn M. Jackman, CWNE #54, is a principal WLAN engineer for Kaiser-Permanente, one of the largest hospital systems in the United States. He has over 15 years of experience in information technology.

Marcus Burton, CWNE #78, is the Director of Product Development and primary content developer at CWNP. He has authored or coauthored numerous WLAN exams, including the CWTS, CWNA, CWSP, CWAP, and CWDP exams.

Matt Swartz, CWNE #57, CCIE #13232 R/S and Wireless, is a Technical Leader within Cisco's Advanced Services Wireless Practices team, where he designs, deploys, and troubleshoots large-scale wireless networks for Cisco's largest customers.

Thomas W. Head is President of Aereo Networks, a wireless consulting company. He has over 20 years of wireless experience in designing microwave radios for spacecraft and cellular networks.

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March 03, 2011
Sybex Publishes Official CWDP Study Guide

CWDP is the only certification on the market specifically targeted at IT professionals responsible for planning, designing, and troubleshooting a wireless enterprise. The exam is now available in over 100 countries through Pearson VUE testing centers.  Sybex, an imprint of Wiley, is the official publisher for Certified Wireless Network Professional, Inc. and has just brought out the official study guide for the Advanced Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP) certification from CWNP.

In CWDP Certified Wireless Design Professional Official Study Guide Exam PW0-250 (ISBN: 9780470769041; Wiley/Sybex; March; 864 pages) readers learn how to design WLANs for every major type of environment including:

  • Businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Education
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • Building-to-Building Links
  • Retail

The CWDP certification ensures practitioners have the skills to successfully design enterprise Wi-Fi networks for a variety of different applications, deployments, and environments, no matter which brand of Wi-Fi gear the organization deploys. Design incorporates the foundation of radio frequency (RF) principles, methods for determining radio locations, how they should be configured given the applications/devices intended to be used and many other factors that will ultimately determine the success or failure of a WLAN deployment.

About the Authors

Shawn M. Jackman (Dublin, CA), CWNE #54 is the Principal WLAN engineer for Kaiser-Permanente, one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. Shawn has over 15 years experience in information technology. Shawn has worked internationally at both a wireless manufacturer and at wireless integrators deploying almost every type of major wireless application. Matt Swartz (Cary, NC), CWNE #57, CCIE R/S and Wireless, is a senior network consulting engineer with Cisco's World Wide Wireless Practices team, where he designs, deploys, and troubleshoots large-scale wireless networks for Cisco's largest customers. All three authors are members of the CWNE Roundtable, an elite group of wireless professionals who develop wireless best practices. Marcus Burton (Lowell, MI) , CWNE #78, is the Director of Product Development and primary content developer at CWNP. Marcus has authored or co-authored numerous WLAN exams, including the CWTS, CWNA, CWSP, CWAP, and CWDP; course guides; whitepapers, and articles. At CWNP, Marcus actively participates with many WLAN vendors in product engineering, testing, and design; he also has in-depth experience with a comprehensive range of WLAN technologies and vendor products. Thomas W. Head (Great Meadows, NJ) is VP of Engineering at Reverb Networks. He has over 20 years of wireless experience, designing microwave radios for spacecraft and cellular networks and has managed engineering teams focused on RF hardware and software design.

About Sybex®

Sybex has been a leading publisher for the global information technology community for nearly 30 years. Known for its high quality publications that are translated into more than 20 languages, Sybex publishes about 100 new titles a year and has an impressive backlist of over 450 titles in the graphics, digital photography, operating systems, programming, and gaming categories. Sybex enjoys a very strong presence in the areas of IT and Business certifications and has close relationships with a number of leading technology companies, including Alias, Microsoft, and Juniper. For more information, visit sybex.com. Sybex is an imprint of Wiley.

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