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CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106

CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106

David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott

ISBN: 978-1-118-89370-8

Sep 2014

912 pages


Prepare with the only official study guide for the CWNA-106

The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106 is the officially endorsed CWNA test prep for the leading wireless certification. Expert authors and CWNEs David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott guide readers through the skills and concepts candidates need to know for the exam, using hands-on methods to convey an in-depth understanding of wireless network administration. Readers should have a basic knowledge of Radio Frequency behavior, experience with WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols, and an interest in designing, installing, and managing wireless networks.

Wireless technology is taking over the tech industry, and the demand for competent, certified professionals is far outpacing the supply. A CWNA certification denotes advanced-level proficiency in the field, with a complete understanding of wireless LAN components, features, and function—but the only way to pass the exam is to truly understand the material, not just the talking points. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide thoroughly covers each exam objective, and includes review questions, assessment tests, and exercises to test your skills. Topics include:

  • Radio Frequency technologies, regulations, and standards
  • 802.11 protocols
  • Network implementation and security
  • 802.11 RF site surveying

Readers also get access to a suite of study tools including an electronic test engine with hundreds or practice test questions, electronic flashcards, exercise peripherals, and industry White Papers, which serve as valuable backup references. In preparing for the CWNA-106 exam, the ideal study guide should cover all of the exam topics in depth—CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide does just that, making it an excellent, comprehensive study guide.

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Foreword xxvii

Introduction xxix

Assessment Test lix

Chapter 1 Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals 1

Chapter 2 Radio Frequency Fundamentals 31

Chapter 3 Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics 63

Chapter 4 Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts 107

Chapter 5 IEEE 802.11 Standards 161

Chapter 6 Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies 199

Chapter 7 Wireless LAN Topologies 237

Chapter 8 802.11 Medium Access 263

Chapter 9 802.11 MAC Architecture 283

Chapter 10 WLAN Architecture 325

Chapter 11 WLAN Deployment and Vertical Markets 371

Chapter 12 WLAN Troubleshooting and Design 399

Chapter 13 802.11 Network Security Architecture 459

Chapter 14 Wireless Attacks, Intrusion Monitoring, and Policy 499

Chapter 15 Radio Frequency Site Survey Fundamentals 533

Chapter 16 Site Survey Systems and Devices 561

Chapter 17 Power over Ethernet (PoE) 595

Chapter 18 802.11n 621

Chapter 19 Very High Throughput (VHT) and 802.11ac 659

Chapter 20 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 697

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 735

Appendix B Abbreviations and Acronyms 783

Appendix C About the Additional Study Tools 797

Index 801

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