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CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Official Study Guide: (PW0-071), 2nd Edition

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Pass the CWTS exam with the help of this fully updated official guide

Completely updated to cover the latest Certified Wireless Technology Specialist exam, this best-selling guide is the only Official Study Guide for the popular wireless certification. This foundation-level certification is in high demand for wireless networking professionals, and you can master all the exam topics with this Official guide. It covers all the exam objectives and helps you study with hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, an objective map, a pre-assessment test, and additional study tools on the companion website.

  • The only official study guide endorsed by CWNP

  • Thoroughly covers all exam objectives, including Wi-Fi Technology, Standards, and Certifications; Hardware and Software; Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals; Site Surveying and Installation; Applications, Support, and Troubleshooting; and Security & Compliance

  • Includes hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios to increase understanding

  • Study aids include review questions, glossary, objective map, sample tests, and electronic flashcards

CWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Official Study Guide, 2nd Edition is the study buddy that will enhance your chances for exam success.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Table of Exercises
  8. Foreword
  9. Introduction
    1. CWTS Exam Objectives
  10. Assessment Test
  11. Answers to Assessment Test
  12. Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Networking
    1. Network Types
    2. Network Topologies
    3. The OSI Model
    4. Device Addressing
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 2: Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networking
    1. The Wireless Computer Network
    2. Common WLAN Deployment Scenarios
    3. Building-to-Building Connectivity Using Wireless LAN Technology
    4. RF Regulatory Domain Governing Bodies and Local Regulatory Authorities
    5. IEEE and Wireless LAN Standards
    6. Interoperability Certifications
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 3: Wireless LAN Infrastructure Devices
    1. The Wireless Access Point
    2. Wireless Mesh
    3. Wireless LAN Routers
    4. Wireless Bridges
    5. Wireless Repeaters
    6. Wireless LAN Controllers
    7. Power over Ethernet
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 4: Wireless LAN Client Devices
    1. Radio Hardware Used with Wireless LAN Technology
    2. PCMCIA
    3. ExpressCard
    4. USB 1.0, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0
    5. Peripheral Component Interconnect
    6. Mini-PCI, Mini-PCIe, and Half Mini-PCIe
    7. Additional Adapter Types
    8. CompactFlash Devices
    9. Secure Digital
    10. Wireless Workgroup Bridges
    11. Client Device Drivers
    12. Client Utility Software
    13. Summary
    14. Exam Essentials
    15. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 5: Physical Layer Access Methods and Spread-Spectrum Technology
    1. Network Access Methods
    2. Spread-Spectrum Technology
    3. IEEE 802.11g Extended Rate Physical
    4. IEEE 802.11n High Throughput
    5. IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g and 802.11n Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 6: Radio Frequency Fundamentals for Wireless LAN Technology
    1. Understanding Radio Frequency
    2. Wireless LAN Coverage and Capacity
    3. Radio Frequency Range and Speed
    4. Wi-Fi and Non-Wi-Fi Interference
    5. Basic Units of Radio Frequency Measurement
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 7: Wireless LAN Antennas and Accessories
    1. Basic Radio Frequency Antenna Concepts
    2. Wireless LAN Antenna Types
    3. Radio Frequency Cables and Connectors
    4. Factors in Antenna Installation
    5. Minimizing the Effects of Multipath Using Antenna Diversity
    6. Combating Effects of Wind and Lightning in WLAN Installations
    7. Installation Safety
    8. Antenna Mounting
    9. Maintaining Clear Communications
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 8: Wireless LAN Terminology and Technology
    1. Wireless LAN Modes of Operation
    2. Connecting to an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Network
    3. The Distribution System
    4. Data Rates
    5. Throughput
    6. Dynamic Rate Switching
    7. Wireless LAN Roaming or Transition
    8. IEEE 802.11 Power Save Operations
    9. IEEE 802.11 Protection Mechanisms
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 9: Wireless LAN Security Basics
    1. Introducing IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security
    2. Wireless LAN Threats and Intrusion
    3. IEEE 802.11 Standard Security
    4. Early Wireless LAN Security Technologies
    5. MAC Address Filtering
    6. IEEE 802.11 Authentication and Data Encryption
    7. IEEE 802.11 SOHO and Enterprise Security Technologies
    8. Wi-Fi Protected Access and WPA2 Personal Security
    9. WPA and WPA2 Enterprise Security
    10. IEEE 802.1X/EAP
    11. IEEE 802.11 Encryption Methods
    12. Role-Based Access Control
    13. Virtual Private Networking
    14. The Wireless Intrusion Prevention System
    15. The Captive Portal
    16. Wireless Network Management and Monitoring Systems
    17. Industry Regulatory Compliance
    18. Summary
    19. Exam Essentials
    20. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 10: Wireless LAN Site Survey Basics
    1. Wireless LAN Site Surveys
    2. Gathering Business Requirements
    3. Interviewing Stakeholders
    4. Defining Physical and Data Security Requirements
    5. Gathering Site-Specific Documentation
    6. Identifying Infrastructure Connectivity and Power Requirements
    7. Understanding Application Requirements
    8. Understanding RF Coverage and Capacity Requirements
    9. Client Connectivity Requirements
    10. Antenna Use Considerations
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 11: Performing an RF Wireless LAN Site Survey
    1. The Physical Radio Frequency Site Survey Process
    2. Radio Frequency Spectrum Analysis
    3. Performing a Manual Radio Frequency Wireless LAN Site Survey
    4. Performing a Predictive Modeling Site Survey
    5. Protocol Analysis
    6. Documenting Existing Network Characteristics
    7. RF Coverage Requirements
    8. Infrastructure Hardware Selection and Placement
    9. Infrastructure Connectivity and Power Requirements
    10. Received Signal Strength
    11. Testing Antenna Use
    12. Wireless Channel Architectures
    13. Wireless Device Installation Limitations
    14. Site Survey Report
    15. Summary
    16. Exam Essentials
    17. Review Questions
  23. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting and Maintaining IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks
    1. Identifying Wireless LAN Problems
    2. Wireless LAN Connectivity—Coverage and Capacity Problems
    3. Application Performance Problems
    4. Optimizing Wireless Networks
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  24. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Networking
    2. Chapter 2: Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networking
    3. Chapter 3: Wireless LAN Infrastructure Devices
    4. Chapter 4: Wireless LAN Client Devices
    5. Chapter 5: Physical Layer Access Methods and Spread-Spectrum Technology
    6. Chapter 6: Radio Frequency Fundamentals for Wireless LAN Technology
    7. Chapter 7: Wireless LAN Antennas and Accessories
    8. Chapter 8: Wireless LAN Terminology and Technology
    9. Chapter 9: Wireless LAN Security Basics
    10. Chapter 10: Wireless LAN Site Survey Basics
    11. Chapter 11: Performing an RF Wireless LAN Site Survey
    12. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting and Maintaining IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks
  25. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
    1. Additional Study Tools
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the Study Tools
    4. Troubleshooting
  26. Index
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