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CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-105, 3rd Edition

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Newly updated edition of this top-selling CWNA study guide

Sybex is the official publisher for CWNP, Inc., the organization behind the the CWNA certification. The new edition of Sybex's top-selling CWNA Study Guide covers the latest CWNA Exam, PW0-105. If you're preparing for the exam, you'll find full coverage of radio frequency (RF) technologies, as well as IEEE 802.11 regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network security, and much more. This detailed book not only covers all exam objectives, it also includes practical chapter review questions and hands-on exercises. The book's website offers additional practice exams and flashcards, demo software, and more.

  • Prepares you for Exam PW0-105, the new CWNA exam administered by the Certified Wireless Network Professional, Inc.

  • Covers all exam objectives, including radio frequency (RF) technologies and IEEE 802.11 regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network implementation, network security, and RF site surveying

  • Includes practical examples and review questions to reinforce learning

  • Discusses the latest information on wireless trends, protocols, and standards--helpful whether you're preparing for the exam or not

  • Provides additional practice exams, electronic flashcards, demo software, and more from the book's accompanying website

CWNA certification is the foundation for any professional who uses wireless networks--and a springboard to more advanced wireless certifications. Get started today with this detailed CWNA prep guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Table of Exercises
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
  10. Assessment Test
  11. Answers to Assessment Test
  12. Chapter 1: Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals
    1. History of WLAN
    2. Standards Organizations
    3. Core, Distribution, and Access
    4. Communications Fundamentals
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 2: Radio Frequency Fundamentals
    1. What Is a Radio Frequency Signal?
    2. Radio Frequency Characteristics
    3. Radio Frequency Behaviors
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 3: Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics
    1. RF Components
    2. Units of Power and Comparison
    3. RF Mathematics
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 4: Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts
    1. Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes)
    2. Interpreting Polar Charts
    3. Beamwidth
    4. Antenna Types
    5. Visual Line of Sight
    6. RF Line of Sight
    7. Fresnel Zone
    8. Earth Bulge
    9. Antenna Polarization
    10. Antenna Diversity
    11. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output
    12. MIMO Antennas
    13. Antenna Connection and Installation
    14. Antenna Accessories
    15. Summary
    16. Exam Essentials
    17. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 5: IEEE 802.11 Standards
    1. Original IEEE 802.11 Standard
    2. IEEE 802.11-2007 Ratified Amendments
    3. Post 2007 Ratified Amendments
    4. IEEE 802.11 Draft Amendments
    5. Defunct Amendments
    6. 802.11m Task Group
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 6: Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies
    1. Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Bands
    2. Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Bands
    3. 3.6 GHz Band
    4. 4.9 GHz Band
    5. Future Wi-Fi Frequencies
    6. Narrowband and Spread Spectrum
    7. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
    8. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
    9. Packet Binary Convolutional Code
    10. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    11. 2.4 GHz Channels
    12. 5 GHz Channels
    13. Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels
    14. Throughput vs. Bandwidth
    15. Communication Resilience
    16. Summary
    17. Exam Essentials
    18. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 7: Wireless LAN Topologies
    1. Wireless Networking Topologies
    2. 802.11 Topologies
    3. 802.11 Configuration Modes
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 8: 802.11 Medium Access
    1. CSMA/CA vs. CSMA/CD
    2. Collision Detection
    3. Distributed Coordination Function
    4. Point Coordination Function
    5. Hybrid Coordination Function
    6. Block Acknowledgment
    7. Wi-Fi Multimedia
    8. Airtime Fairness
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 9: 802.11 MAC Architecture
    1. Packets, Frames, and Bits
    2. Data-Link Layer
    3. Physical Layer
    4. 802.11 and 802.3 Interoperability
    5. Three 802.11 Frame Types
    6. Beacon Management Frame
    7. Authentication
    8. Association
    9. ACK Frame
    10. Fragmentation
    11. Protection Mechanism
    12. Data Frames
    13. Power Management
    14. Band Steering
    15. Summary
    16. Exam Essentials
    17. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 10: WLAN Architecture
    1. Wireless LAN Client Devices
    2. Management, Control, and Data Planes
    3. WLAN Architecture
    4. Specialty WLAN Infrastructure
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 11: WLAN Deployment and Vertical Markets
    1. Deployment Considerations for Commonly Supported WLAN Applications and Devices
    2. Corporate Data Access and End-User Mobility
    3. Network Extension to Remote Areas
    4. Bridging: Building-to-Building Connectivity
    5. Wireless ISP: Last-Mile Data Delivery
    6. Small Office/Home Office
    7. Mobile Office Networking
    8. Educational/Classroom Use
    9. Industrial: Warehousing and Manufacturing
    10. Healthcare: Hospitals and Offices
    11. Municipal Networks
    12. Hotspots: Public Network Access
    13. Transportation Networks
    14. Law Enforcement Networks
    15. First-Responder Networks
    16. Fixed Mobile Convergence
    17. WLAN and Health
    18. WLAN Vendors
    19. Summary
    20. Exam Essentials
    21. Review Questions
  23. Chapter 12: WLAN Troubleshooting
    1. Layer 2 Retransmissions
    2. 802.11 Coverage Considerations
    3. Capacity vs. Coverage
    4. Voice vs. Data
    5. Performance
    6. Weather
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  24. Chapter 13: 802.11 Network Security Architecture
    1. 802.11 Security Basics
    2. Legacy 802.11 Security
    3. Robust Security
    4. Traffic Segmentation
    5. Infrastructure Security
    6. VPN Wireless Security
    7. Guest WLAN Security
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  25. Chapter 14: Wireless Attacks, Intrusion Monitoring, and Policy
    1. Wireless Attacks
    2. Intrusion Monitoring
    3. Wireless Security Policy
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  26. Chapter 15: Radio Frequency Site Survey Fundamentals
    1. WLAN Site Survey Interview
    2. Documents and Reports
    3. Vertical Market Considerations
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  27. Chapter 16: Site Survey Systems and Devices
    1. Site Survey Defined
    2. Site Survey Tools
    3. Coverage Analysis
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  28. Chapter 17: Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    1. History of PoE
    2. An Overview of PoE Devices
    3. Planning and Deploying PoE
    4. 802.11n and PoE
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  29. Chapter 18: High Throughput (HT) and 802.11n
    1. 802.11n-2009 Amendment
    2. MIMO
    3. HT Channels
    4. HT PHY
    5. HT MAC
    6. HT Operation
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  30. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals
    2. Chapter 2: Radio Frequency Fundamentals
    3. Chapter 3: Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics
    4. Chapter 4: Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts
    5. Chapter 5: IEEE 802.11 Standards
    6. Chapter 6: Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies
    7. Chapter 7: Wireless LAN Topologies
    8. Chapter 8: 802.11 Medium Access
    9. Chapter 9: 802.11 MAC Architecture
    10. Chapter 10: WLAN Architecture
    11. Chapter 11: WLAN Deployment and Vertical Markets
    12. Chapter 12: WLAN Troubleshooting
    13. Chapter 13: 802.11 Network Security Architecture
    14. Chapter 14: Wireless Attacks, Intrusion Monitoring, and Policy
    15. Chapter 15: Radio Frequency Site Survey Fundamentals
    16. Chapter 16: Site Survey Systems and Devices
    17. Chapter 17: Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    18. Chapter 18: High Throughput (HT) and 802.11n
  31. Appendix B: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Regulations
    1. Certifications
    2. Organizations and Regulations
    3. Measurements
    4. Technical Terms
    5. Power Regulations
  32. Appendix C: About the Additional Study Tools
    1. Additional Study Tools
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the Study Tools
    4. Troubleshooting
  33. Index
  34. About the Additional Study Tools
  35. Exam Objectives Map