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CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide

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Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. This series is built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

  • Master Cisco CCNA Wireless 200-355 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • This is the eBook edition of the CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion DVD with practice exam that comes with the print edition.

    CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

    CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA WIFUND exam. Leading network engineer and best-selling Cisco certification author David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA WIFUND 200-355 exam, including

  • RF signals, modulations, standards, and performance

  • Antenna theory

  • Wireless LAN topologies and 802.11 frame types

  • Wireless AP coverage planning

  • Cisco wireless architectures

  • Autonomous, cloud, and controller-based deployments

  • Controller discovery, roaming, and RRM

  • Wireless security

  • WLAN configuration

  • Wireless guest network implementation

  • Client connectivity

  • Cisco wireless network management

  • Troubleshooting interference and connectivity

  • CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Technical Reviewer
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Contents
    10. Icons Used in This Book
    11. Command Syntax Conventions
    12. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. How to Use This Book
      3. Certification Exam Topics and This Book
      4. Taking the CCNA Wireless Certification Exam
      5. Tracking Your Status
      6. How to Prepare for an Exam
      7. Assessing Exam Readiness
      8. Cisco Wireless Certifications in the Real World
      9. Exam Registration
      10. Book Content Updates
    13. Chapter 1. RF Signals and Modulation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
        2. Understanding Basic Wireless Theory
        3. Carrying Data Over an RF Signal
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Key Terms
    14. Chapter 2. RF Standards
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Regulatory Bodies
        2. IEEE Standards Body
        3. 802.11 Channel Use
        4. IEEE 802.11 Standards
        5. Wi-Fi Alliance
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. 802.11 Protocol Summary
        3. Define Key Terms
    15. Chapter 3. RF Signals in the Real World
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Interference
        2. Free Space Path Loss
        3. Effects of Physical Objects
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    16. Chapter 4. Understanding Antennas
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Antenna Characteristics
        2. Antenna Types
        3. Adding Antenna Accessories
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    17. Chapter 5. Wireless LAN Topologies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Types of Wireless Networks
        2. Wireless LAN Topologies
        3. Other Wireless Topologies
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    18. Chapter 6. Understanding 802.11 Frame Types
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. 802.11 Frame Format
        2. 802.11 Frame Addressing
        3. Accessing the Wireless Medium
        4. 802.11 Frame Types
        5. Client Housekeeping
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    19. Chapter 7. Planning Coverage with Wireless APs
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. AP Cell Size
        2. Adding APs to an ESS
        3. Designing and Validating Coverage with Site Surveys
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
        3. Site Survey Type and Application Highlights
    20. Chapter 8. Understanding Cisco Wireless Architectures
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Distributed Architectures
        2. Split-MAC Architectures
        3. Cisco Wireless Network Building Blocks
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
    21. Chapter 9. Implementing Autonomous and Cloud Deployments
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Initially Configuring an Autonomous AP
        2. Initially Configuring Cloud-based APs
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    22. Chapter 10. Implementing Controller-based Deployments
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Connecting a Centralized Controller
        2. Performing an Initial Setup
        3. Maintaining a Wireless Controller
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    23. Chapter 11. Understanding Controller Discovery
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Discovering a Controller
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    24. Chapter 12. Understanding Roaming
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Roaming Overview
        2. Roaming Between Centralized Controllers
        3. Roaming Between Converged Controllers
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    25. Chapter 13. Understanding RRM
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring 802.11 Support
        2. Understanding RRM
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    26. Chapter 14. Wireless Security Fundamentals
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Anatomy of a Secure Connection
        2. Wireless Client Authentication Methods
        3. Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
        4. WPA and WPA2
        5. Securing Management Frames with MFP
        6. Configuring Wireless Security
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    27. Chapter 15. Configuring a WLAN
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. WLAN Overview
        2. Configuring a WLAN
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
    28. Chapter 16. Implementing a Wireless Guest Network
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Guest Network Overview
        2. Configuring a Guest Network
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    29. Chapter 17. Configuring Client Connectivity
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Configuring Common Wireless Clients
        2. Cisco Compatibility Extensions
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    30. Chapter 18. Managing Cisco Wireless Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Cisco Unified Access Overview
        2. Using Prime Infrastructure
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
    31. Chapter 19. Dealing with Wireless Interference
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Understanding Types of Interference
        2. Using Tools to Detect and Manage Interference
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    32. Chapter 20. Troubleshooting WLAN Connectivity
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Troubleshooting Client Connectivity
        2. Troubleshooting AP Connectivity
        3. Checking the RF Environment
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
    33. Chapter 21. Final Review
      1. Advice About the Exam Event
        1. Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial
        2. Think About Your Time Budget
        3. Other Pre-Exam Suggestions
      2. Exam Engine and Questions on the DVD
        1. Install the Exam Engine
        2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        3. Activating Other Exams
        4. Premium Edition
        5. Using the Exam Engine
      3. The Cisco Learning Network
      4. Final Thoughts
    34. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
      18. Chapter 18
      19. Chapter 19
      20. Chapter 20
    35. Appendix B. Modulation and Coding Schemes
    36. Appendix C. CCNA Wireless 200-355 Exam Updates
      1. Always Get the Latest at the Companion Website
        1. Technical Content
    37. Key Terms Glossary
    38. Index
    39. Appendix D. Study Planner
    40. Where are the companion content files?
    41. Code Snippets