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CCNA Wireless 640-722 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Wireless 640-722 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author and expert instructor 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.

This complete study package includes

n  A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

n  Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

n  Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

n  The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

n  A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

n  Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions, and hands-on exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts  and techniques you need to ensure exam success.

David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594, is a network architect for the University of Kentucky, where he works with academic and healthcare networks based on the Cisco Unified Wireless Network products. David holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. His Cisco Press titles include CCNP SWITCH Exam Certification Guide; Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor; CCNP Security FIREWALL Exam Certification Guide; Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition; and Cisco Firewall Video Mentor.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Wireless 640-722 exam, including the following:

n  RF signals, modulation, and standards

n  Antennas

n  WLAN topologies, configuration, and troubleshooting

n  Wireless APs

n  CUWN architecture

n  Controller configuration, discovery, and maintenance

n  Roaming

n  Client configuration

n  RRM

n  Wireless security

n  Guest networks

n  WCS network management

n  Interference

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170 Practice Exam Questions in Two Highly Realistic Sample Exams

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  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. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions on the CD-ROM
    4. Install the Software from the CD
    5. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
    6. Activating Other Exams
    7. Certification Exam Topics and This Book
    8. Taking the CCNA Wireless Certification Exam
    9. Tracking Your Status
    10. How to Prepare for an Exam
    11. Assessing Exam Readiness
    12. Cisco Wireless Certifications in the Real World
    13. Exam Registration
    14. 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
        1. Understanding Frequency
        2. Understanding Phase
        3. Measuring Wavelength
        4. Understanding RF Power and dB
      3. Carrying Data Over an RF Signal
        1. FHSS
        2. DSSS
        3. OFDM
        4. Modulation Summary
    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
        1. ITU-R
        2. FCC
        3. ETSI
        4. Other Regulatory Bodies
      2. IEEE Standards Body
      3. 802.11 Channel Use
        1. Channels in the 2.4-GHz ISM Band
        2. Channels in the 5-GHz U-NII Bands
      4. IEEE 802.11 Standards
        1. 802.11-1997
        2. 802.11b
        3. 802.11g
        4. 802.11a
        5. 802.11n
        6. Beyond 802.11n
      5. Wi-Fi Alliance
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Define Key Terms
  15. Chapter 3. RF Signals in the Real World
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. Interference
        1. Co-Channel Interference
        2. Neighboring Channel Interference
        3. Non-802.11 Interference
      2. Free Space Path Loss
        1. Mitigating the Effects of Free Space Path Loss
      3. Effects of Physical Objects
        1. Reflection
        2. Absorption
        3. Scattering
        4. Refraction
        5. Diffraction
        6. Fresnel Zones
    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
        1. Radiation Patterns
        2. Gain
        3. Beamwidth
        4. Polarization
      2. Antenna Types
        1. Omnidirectional Antennas
        2. Directional Antennas
        3. Antenna Summary
      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
        1. Basic Service Set
        2. Distribution System
        3. Extended Service Set
        4. Independent Basic Service Set
      3. Other Wireless Topologies
        1. Repeater
        2. Workgroup Bridge
        3. Outdoor Bridge
        4. Mesh Network
    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. 802.11 Frame Format
      1. 802.11 Frame Addressing
      2. Accessing the Wireless Medium
        1. Carrier Sense
        2. Collision Avoidance
      3. 802.11 Frame Types
        1. Management Frames
        2. Control Frames
        3. Data Frames
      4. Client Housekeeping
        1. A Client Scans for APs
        2. A Client Joins a BSS
        3. A Client Leaves a BSS
        4. A Client Moves Between BSSs
        5. A Client Saves Power
    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. AP Cell Size
      1. Tuning Cell Size with Transmit Power
      2. Tuning Cell Size with Data Rates
    3. Adding APs to an ESS
      1. The Roaming Process
        1. WLAN Channel Layout
    4. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Define Key Terms
  20. Chapter 8. Using Autonomous APs
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. Configuring an Autonomous AP
        1. Connecting the AP
        2. Configuring the AP
      2. Converting an Autonomous AP
        1. Using the Autonomous to Lightweight Mode Upgrade Tool
        2. Converting an Autonomous AP Manually
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Define Key Terms
  21. Chapter 9. Understanding the CUWN Architecture
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. A Distributed Architecture
      2. A Centralized Architecture
        1. Split-MAC Architecture
        2. Traffic Patterns in a CUWN
      3. CUWN Building Blocks
        1. Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers
        2. Cisco Lightweight APs
        3. CUWN Management
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
  22. Chapter 10. Initial Controller Configuration
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. Connecting the Controller
        1. Using Controller Ports
        2. Using Controller Interfaces
      2. Running the Initial Setup Wizard
        1. Initial Setup with the Web Interface
        2. Initial Setup with the CLI
    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
        1. AP States
        2. Discovering a WLC
        3. Selecting a WLC
      2. Designing High Availability
        1. Detecting a Controller Failure
        2. Building Redundancy
    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 with Autonomous APs
      2. Intracontroller Roaming
      3. Intercontroller Roaming
        1. Layer 2 Roaming
        2. Layer 3 Roaming
        3. Using Mobility Groups
    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
        1. Configuring Data Rates
        2. Configuring 802.11n Support
      2. Understanding RRM
        1. RF Groups
        2. TPC
        3. DCA
        4. Coverage Hole Detection
        5. Manual RF Configuration
        6. Verifying RRM Results
    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
        1. Authentication
        2. Message Privacy
        3. Message Integrity
        4. Intrusion Protection
      2. Wireless Client Authentication Methods
        1. Open Authentication
        2. WEP
        3. 802.1x/EAP
      3. Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
        1. TKIP
        2. CCMP
      4. WPA and WPA2
      5. Securing Management Frames with MFP
      6. Configuring Wireless Security
        1. Configuring WPA or WPA2 Personal
        2. Configuring WPA2 Enterprise Mode
        3. Configuring WPA2 Enterprise with Local EAP
    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
        1. Configuring a RADIUS Server
        2. Creating a Dynamic Interface
        3. Creating a New WLAN
        4. Configuring WLAN Security
        5. Configuring WLAN QoS
        6. Configuring Advanced WLAN Settings
        7. Finalizing WLAN Configuration
    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. Scaling the Guest Network
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Define Key Terms
  29. Chapter 17. Understanding Wireless Clients
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. Configuring Common Wireless Clients
        1. Windows 7 and 8
        2. Intel PROSet
        3. Android
        4. Apple OS X
        5. Cisco AnyConnect
      2. Cisco Compatible Extensions
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
      2. Define Key Terms
  30. Chapter 18. Managing Wireless Networks with WCS
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
      1. WCS Overview
        1. Alarm Summary Dashboard
        2. Main Navigation Area
        3. WCS Home Area
      2. Using WCS to Configure Devices
      3. Using WCS Maps
        1. Displaying Maps
        2. Manipulating APs on Maps
        3. Viewing Information on Maps
      4. Generating Reports
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
  31. Chapter 19. Dealing with Wireless Interference
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      1. Understanding Types of Interference
      2. Bluetooth
        1. ZigBee
        2. Cordless Phones
        3. Microwave Ovens
        4. WiMAX
        5. Other Devices
      3. Using Cisco CleanAir to Manage Interference
        1. Enabling CleanAir
        2. Air-Quality Index
        3. Using Event-Driven RRM
    2. 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
        1. Troubleshooting Clients from the Controller
        2. Performing a Link Test
        3. Debugging a Client
        4. Troubleshooting Clients from WCS/NCS
      2. Troubleshooting AP Connectivity
        1. Verifying AP-to-WLC Connectivity
        2. Verifying AP-to-Network Connectivity
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
  33. Chapter 21. Maintaining Controllers
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      1. Accessing WLC and AP Management Interfaces
      2. Accessing APs
      3. Maintaining WLC Code Images
      4. Maintaining WLC Configurations
      5. Working with WLC Logs
    2. Exam Preparation Tasks
      1. Review All Key Topics
  34. Chapter 22. 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. Final Thoughts
  35. Appendix A. Answers to “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
    21. Chapter 21
  36. Appendix B. Modulation and Coding Schemes
  37. Key Terms Glossary
  38. Index