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CWAP® Certified Wireless Analysis Professional: Official Study Guide

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The official study guide for the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional certification from CWNP

Four leading wireless experts thoroughly prepare you for the vendor-neutral CWAP exam administered by CWNP, the industry leader for enterprise Wi-Fi training and certification. This official study guide not only covers all exam objectives for the CWAP exam, it also prepares you to administer and troubleshoot complex enterprise WLAN environments.

  • Covers all exam objectives for the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP) exam

  • Covers 802.11 physical (PHY) and 802.11 MAC layer frame formats and technologies

  • Also covers 802.11 operation and frame exchanges, spectrum analysis and troubleshooting, and protocol analysis and troubleshooting

  • Includes hands-on exercises using the Wireshark protocol analyzer and Fluke Network's Spectrum analyzer software

  • Companion CD includes two practice exams and over 150 electronic flashcards

Advancing your skills as a wireless administrator professional? Start by passing the CWAP exam with the complete test prep you'll find in this practical study guide and CD.

Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from CWNP's website at www.cwnp.com/sybex.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
    1. Assessment Test
    2. Answers to Assessment Test
  10. Chapter 1: 802.11 Overview
    1. OSI Model
    2. Packets, Frames, and Bits
    3. Data-Link Layer
    4. Physical Layer
    5. 802.11 Services
    6. 802.11 Frames
    7. IEEE 802.11-2007 Standard and Amendments
    8. Wi-Fi Alliance
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 2: 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layer Frame Format
    1. Physical Layer Operations
    2. Physical Layer
    3. PLCP Protocol Data Unit
    4. 2.4 GHz Communications
    5. 5 GHz Communications
    6. Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels
    7. Clause 14 FHSS PHY
    8. Clause 15 DSSS PHY
    9. Clause 17 OFDM PHY
    10. Clause 18 HR-DSSS PHY
    11. Clause 19 ERP PHY
    12. Clause 20 HT PHY
    13. Summary
    14. Exam Essentials
    15. Key Terms
    16. Review Questions
    17. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 3: 802.11 MAC Sublayer Frame Format
    1. General 802.11 MPDU Format
    2. MAC Header
    3. Frame Control Field
    4. Duration/ID Field
    5. MAC Layer Addressing
    6. Sequence Control Field
    7. QoS Control Field
    8. Frame Body
    9. FCS Field
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Key Terms
    13. Review Questions
    14. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 4: 802.11 Management Frames
    1. Management Frame Types
    2. Information Elements and Fields
    3. Action Frames
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 5: 802.11 Control Frames
    1. Understanding Control Frames
    2. Carrier Sense
    3. RTS/CTS Frames
    4. CTS-to-Self
    5. Protection Mechanism
    6. Acknowledgement Frame
    7. Block Acknowledgement Request
    8. Block Acknowledgement
    9. PS-Poll
    10. Control Wrapper
    11. Contention Free
    12. Summary
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Key Terms
    15. Review Questions
    16. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 6: Data Frames
    1. Data Subtypes
    2. Data Frame Address Fields
    3. Fragmentation
    4. Data Frame Aggregation
    5. Rate Selection
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 7: 802.11 Medium Contention
    1. CSMA/CA
    2. Interframe Spaces
    3. Random Backoff
    4. Frame Transmission
    5. Quality of Service
    6. 802.11n
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Summary
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 8: Power Management
    1. Wireless Radios and Battery Life
    2. Power Management Structure
    3. 802.11 Power Management
    4. 802.11e Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery
    5. 802.11n Power Management
    6. IBSS Power Management
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 9: 802.11 Security
    1. Authentication
    2. WLAN Encryption Methods
    3. WPA/WPA2
    4. Robust Security Network (RSN)
    5. 802.1X
    6. EAP
    7. 4-Way Handshake
    8. Group Key Handshake
    9. Fast BSS Transition (FT)
    10. 802.11w Protected Management Frames
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Key Terms
    14. Review Questions
    15. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Chapter 10: 802.11n HT Analysis
    1. Introduction to 802.11n
    2. HT Control Field
    3. HT Action Frames and Information Elements
    4. HT Capabilities Element
    5. HT Operation Element
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Chapter 11: Spectrum Analysis
    1. Spectrum Analyzer Options
    2. Review of RF Fundamentals
    3. How Network Interface Cards (NICs) Work
    4. How Spectrum Analysis Works
    5. Displaying Spectrum Analysis Data
    6. Locating and Identifying RF Interfering Devices
    7. RF Signature Characteristics
    8. Example RF Signatures
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Chapter 12: Protocol Analyzer Operation and Troubleshooting
    1. Understanding Protocol Analyzers
    2. Protocol Analyzer Features
    3. Protocol Analysis Operation
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  22. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  23. Glossary
  24. Index