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CWDP: Certified Wireless Design Professional Official Study Guide

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The official study guide for the Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP) exam from CWNP!

This official guide is what you need to prepare for the vendor-neutral CWDP exam (PW0-250), which tests an IT professional's ability to design, plan, and troubleshoot a wireless network. Administered by CWNP, the industry leader for enterprise Wi-Fi training and certification, the CWDP exam is for those operating in large WLAN deployments. This practical guide not only covers all exam objectives, it also gives you practical information on designing for complex environments such as businesses, hospitals, educational facilities, and in outdoor spaces.

  • Covers all exam objectives for the Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP) exam, exam PW0-250

  • Covers planning, developing a WLAN design strategy and RF, conducting advanced site surveying, developing 802.11 security, and troubleshooting

  • Companion CD includes two practice exams and over 100 electronic flashcards

  • Sybex is the official publisher for Certified Wireless Network Professional, Inc., the certifying vendor for the CWAP program

If you want to prepare for CWNP certification, a Sybex Study Guide is what you need!

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
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Contents
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
  10. Assessment Test
  11. Chapter 1: Gathering and Analyzing Requirements
    1. Preparation and Planning
    2. Meeting the Customer
    3. Gathering the Requirements
    4. Using a Customer’s Existing Assets to Save Time and Money
    5. Understanding the Deployment Environment
    6. Constraints
    7. Creating the Customer Requirements Document
    8. Statement of Work
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 2: Designing for Client Devices and Applications
    1. General Client Design Factors
    2. Common Client Device Form Factors
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 3: Designing for Applications
    1. Understanding WLAN Applications
    2. Guest Access
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 4: Industry-Specific Design Considerations
    1. Healthcare
    2. Retail
    3. Education
    4. Other Verticals
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 5: Vendor and WLAN Architecture Selection
    1. Consumer vs. Enterprise Equipment
    2. Management, Control, and Data Planes
    3. Architecture
    4. Additional Vendor Selection Considerations
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 6: RF Communication Principles
    1. Understanding Basics of RF
    2. Radio Propagation
    3. Modulation
    4. Noise
    5. Units of Measure
    6. Communications Link
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 7: RF Hardware and 802.11n
    1. RF Cables and Connectors
    2. Filters
    3. Antennas
    4. 802.11n
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 8: Site Survey Preparation
    1. Primary Events
    2. Administrative Items
    3. Environment
    4. Understanding the Wired Network
    5. Survey Equipment
    6. Point-to-Point Links
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Chapter 9: Site Survey RF Design
    1. RF Survey Overview
    2. Spectrum Analysis
    3. Survey Types
    4. Dealing with Multiple Floors
    5. Utilizing Infrastructure Links
    6. Handling Critical Findings
    7. Designing for Dual Spectrums
    8. Survey Client Considerations
    9. Frequency Band–Specific Considerations
    10. PHY Rate Support
    11. Updating an Existing Design
    12. Interpreting Survey Results
    13. MCA vs. SCA
    14. Summary
    15. Exam Essentials
    16. Review Questions
    17. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Chapter 10: MAC Layer Design
    1. Understanding Quality of Service
    2. Protection Modes
    3. Power Management
    4. Roaming and Mobility
    5. WLAN Configuration
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Chapter 11: Basic WLAN Security Design
    1. A General Overview of WLAN Security
    2. Basic WLAN Security
    3. WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  22. Chapter 12: Advanced Enterprise WLAN Security Design
    1. WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise
    2. AAA
    3. User Databases
    4. Extensible Authentication Protocol
    5. PKI and Certificates
    6. Segmentation and Filtering
    7. Captive Portals
    8. Endpoint Security
    9. Virtual Private Networking
    10. WIDS/WIPS
    11. Fast Secure Roaming
    12. Summary
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Review Questions
    15. Answers to Review Questions
  23. Chapter 13: Documentation and Finalizing the Design Solution
    1. Design Documentation
    2. High-Level Design
    3. Low-Level Design
    4. Operational and Maintenance Plan
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  24. Chapter 14: Post-Installation Validation
    1. Post-Installation RF Assessment
    2. Interference Mitigation
    3. Design Validation
    4. Frame and Channel Analysis
    5. Roaming Analysis
    6. Load and Performance Testing
    7. Application Testing
    8. Failover and Redundancy Testing
    9. Network Approval
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  25. Chapter 15: Design Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting Steps
    2. Spectrum Analysis
    3. Security Model Analysis and Troubleshooting 802.1X Authentication
    4. Quality of Service Analysis
    5. Network Analysis
    6. Pesky Clients
    7. Common Troubleshooting Mistakes: What Not to Do
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
    11. Answers to Review Questions
  26. Appendix: About the Companion CD
  27. Glossary
  28. Index