DescriptionAbout the Book
This Official Study Guide for the CWTS exam features complete coverage of the exam objectives, as well as hands-on exercises, Real World Scenarios, chapter review questions, a detailed glossary, objective map, and a pre-assessment test. The enhanced CD includes two bonus exams, 150 flashcards, Case Studies, and demo software.
Exam coverage includes:
- Wi-Fi Technology, Standards, and Certifications
- Hardware and Software
- Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals
- Site Surveying and Installation
- Applications, Support, and Troubleshooting
- Security & Compliance
About the CWTS Certification
The Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) is a vendor-neutral certification administered by CWNP. This brand new certification is the only entry-level vendor neutral wireless certification for IT Professionals, and was developed for IT support staff who work with wireless technologies. It is a springboard to the foundation-level Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), and more advanced Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) and Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) certifications. The exam is offered in over 100 countries through both Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centers. The cost of the exam is $125.
Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from CWNP’s website at www.cwnp.com/sybex
Chapter 1 Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networking.
Chapter 2 Wireless LAN Infrastructure Devices.
Chapter 3 Wireless LAN Client Devices.
Chapter 4 Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals for Wireless LAN Technology.
Chapter 5 Access Methods, Architectures, and Spread Spectrum Technology.
Chapter 6 WLAN Antennas and Accessories.
Chapter 7 WLAN Terminology and Technology.
Chapter 8 Planning a WLAN Site Survey.
Chapter 9 Performing a WLAN Site Survey.
Chapter 10 WLAN Security.
Chapter 11 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Wireless Networks.
Appendix About the Companion CD.
|1||13||Text correction: Incorrect data rates in WLAN standards 802.11a and 802.11g|
There are two instances on page 13 in which the same error is included. The last two bullet points of the lists under 802.11a and 802.11g:
6, 9, 12 Mbps OFDM required data rates
18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps OFDM data rates are supported but not required are incorrect.
They should read:
6, 12, and 24 Mbps OFDM required data rates
9, 18, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps OFDM data rates are supported but not required
|2||48||Correction to Figure 2.16: Standard Ethernet pin assignment|
The figure is incompletely and incorrectly labeled.
The leftmost pair, identified as Pair 3, should be labeled Pair 2 Orange .
The topmost label, Pair 2, should be Pair 3 Green .
The center pair, Pair 1, is correctly labeled Pair 1, but should also be identified as Blue.
The rightmost pair, Pair 4, is also correct, but should be identified as Brown.
The figure illustrates the EIA/TIA 568B standard.
A downloadable version of the corrected image is available on the Resources and Downloads tab.
|6||170||Correction: Incorrect entry in Table 6.1|
The entry for Weight is incorrect. It should read 0.52 oz. (15g)
|6||172||Text correction: Incorrect horizontal beamwidth given for patch/panel antennas|
The third sentence under Patch/Panel Antennas :
A patch/panel antenna can have a horizontal beamwidth of as high as 180°, but usually the horizontal beamwith is between 50° and 80°. contains inaccuracies. It should read:
A patch/panel antenna can have a horizontal beamwidth of as high as 180°, but usually the horizontal beamwith is between 35° and 60°.
Additionally, add a sentence following that one that reads:
The vertical beamwidth usually ranges between 30° and 80°
|Corrections to flashcards on the CD|
141: Incorrect answer given. Should be 25dB
158: To be more consistent with the supporting text in the book, the question should refer to radio-chains, not radios .
216: Answer given is a duplicate of the answer to 217. The correct answer is An existing wireless network is a potential source of interference.
220: Question is ambiguous. Change the question to read What length of RF cable will cause loss in a wireless LAN system? Change the answer to read An RF cable of any length will cause some loss in a WLAN system.
|CD||Bonus Exam 1, Question 14: Incorrect answer given|
The answer given, B. High power, wide bandwidth, is incorrect. The correct answer is C. Low power, high bandwidth.