CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide, Fourth Edition

  • 16h 24m
  • David A. Westcott, David D. Coleman
  • Sybex
  • 2014

Prepare with the only official study guide for the CWNA-106

The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106 is the officially endorsed CWNA test prep for the leading wireless certification. Expert authors and CWNEs David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott guide readers through the skills and concepts candidates need to know for the exam, using hands-on methods to convey an in-depth understanding of wireless network administration. Readers should have a basic knowledge of Radio Frequency behavior, experience with WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols, and an interest in designing, installing, and managing wireless networks.

Wireless technology is taking over the tech industry, and the demand for competent, certified professionals is far outpacing the supply. A CWNA certification denotes advanced-level proficiency in the field, with a complete understanding of wireless LAN components, features, and function—but the only way to pass the exam is to truly understand the material, not just the talking points. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide thoroughly covers each exam objective, and includes review questions, assessment tests, and exercises to test your skills. Topics include:

  • Radio Frequency technologies, regulations, and standards
  • 802.11 protocols
  • Network implementation and security
  • 802.11 RF site surveying

Readers also get access to a suite of study tools including an electronic test engine with hundreds or practice test questions, electronic flashcards, exercise peripherals, and industry White Papers, which serve as valuable backup references. In preparing for the CWNA-106 exam, the ideal study guide should cover all of the exam topics in depth—CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide does just that, making it an excellent, comprehensive study guide.

About the Authors

David D. Coleman, CWNE #4, is the Global Training Manager for Aerohive Networks. He instructs IT professionals from around the world in the administration, security, design, and troubleshooting of WLANs.

David A. Westcott, CWNE #7, has been a certified trainer for more than 20 years, providing vendor and custom wireless training around the world to government agencies, corporations, and universities.

Both have authored half a dozen books for wireless-system designers and technicians.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Assessment Test
  • Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals
  • Radio Frequency Fundamentals
  • Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics
  • Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts
  • IEEE 802.11 Standards
  • Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
  • 802.11 Medium Access
  • 802.11 MAC Architecture
  • WLAN Architecture
  • WLAN Deployment and Vertical Markets
  • WLAN Troubleshooting and Design
  • 802.11 Network Security Architecture
  • Wireless Attacks, Intrusion Monitoring, and Policy
  • Radio Frequency Site Survey Fundamentals
  • Site Survey Systems and Devices
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 802.11n
  • Very High Throughput (VHT) and 802.11ac
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


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