CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator - Exam PW0-105

ISBN-10: 111812779X
ISBN-13: 9781118127797
Edition: 3rd 2012
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Newly updated edition of this top-selling CWNA study guideSybex 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 surveyingIncludes practical examples and review questions to reinforce learningDiscusses the latest information on wireless trends, protocols, and standards--helpful whether you're preparing for the exam or notProvides additional practice exams, electronic flashcards, demo software, and more from the book's accompanying websiteCWNA 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.

Foreword
Introduction
Assessment Test
Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals
History of WLAN
Standards Organizations
Federal Communications Commission
International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Internet Engineering Task Force
Wi-Fi Alliance
International Organization for Standardization
Core, Distribution, and Access
Communications Fundamentals
Understanding Carrier Signals
Understanding Keying Methods
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Radio Frequency Fundamentals
What Is a Radio Frequency Signal?
Radio Frequency Characteristics
Wavelength
Frequency
Amplitude
Phase
Radio Frequency Behaviors
Wave Propagation
Absorption
Reflection
Scattering
Refraction
Diffraction
Loss (Attenuation)
Free Space Path Loss
Multipath
Gain (Amplification)
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics
RF Components
Transmitter
Antenna
Receiver
Intentional Radiator (IR)
Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power
Units of Power and Comparison
Watt
Milliwatt (mW)
Decibel (dB)
dBi
dBd
dBm
Inverse Square Law
RF Mathematics
Rule of 10s and 3s
Noise Floor
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Received Signal Strength Indicator
Link Budget
Fade Margin/System Operating Margin
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts
Azimuth and Elevation Charts
(Antenna Radiation Envelopes)
Interpreting Polar Charts
Beamwidth
Antenna Types
Omnidirectional Antennas
Semidirectional Antennas
Highly Directional Antennas
Sector Antennas
Antenna Arrays
Visual Line of Sight
RF Line of Sight
Fresnel Zone
Earth Bulge
Antenna Polarization
Antenna Diversity
Multiple-Input Multiple-Output
MIMO Antennas
Indoor MIMO Antennas
Outdoor MIMO Antennas
Antenna Connection and Installation
Voltage Standing Wave Ratio
Signal Loss
Antenna Mounting
Antenna Accessories
Cables
Connectors
Splitters
Amplifiers
Attenuators
Lightning Arrestors
Grounding Rods and Wires
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
IEEE 802.11 Standards
Original IEEE 802.11 Standard
IEEE 802.11-2007 Ratified Amendments
802.11b
802.11a
802.11g
802.11d
802.11h
802.11i
802.11j
802.11e
Post 2007 Ratified Amendments
802.11r-2008
802.11k-2008
802.11y-2008
802.11w-2009
802.11n-2009
802.11z-2010
802.11u-2011
802.11v-2011
802.11s-2011
IEEE 802.11 Draft Amendments
802.11p
802.11aa
802.11ac
802.11ad
802.11ae
802.11af
802.11ah
Defunct Amendments
802.11F
802.11T
802.11m Task Group
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies
Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Bands
900 MHz ISM Band
2.4 GHz ISM Band
5.8 GHz ISM Band
Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Bands
UNII-1 (Lower Band)
UNII-2 (Middle Band)
UNII-2 Extended
UNII-3 (Upper Band)
3.6 GHz Band
4.9 GHz Band
Future Wi-Fi Frequencies
60 GHz
White-Fi
Narrowband and Spread Spectrum
Multipath Interference
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Hopping Sequence
Dwell Time
Hop Time
Modulation
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
DSSS Data Encoding
Modulation
Packet Binary Convolutional Code
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Convolutional Coding
Modulation
2.4 GHz Channels
5 GHz Channels
Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels
Throughput vs. Bandwidth
Communication Resilience
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Topologies
Wireless Networking Topologies
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Wireless Metropolitan Area
Network (WMAN)
Wireless Personal Area Network
Wireless Local Area Network
802.11 Topologies
Access Point
Client Station
Integration Service
Distribution System
Wireless Distribution System
Service Set Identifier
Basic Service Set
Basic Service Set Identifier
Basic Service Area
Extended Service Set
Independent Basic Service Set
Mesh Basic Service Set
802.11 Configuration Modes
Access Point Modes
Client Station Modes
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
802.11 Medium Access
CSMA/CA vs. CSMA/CD
Collision Detection
Distributed Coordination Function
Interframe Space (IFS)
Duration/ID Field
Carrier Sense
Random Back-off Timer
Point Coordination Function
Hybrid Coordination Function
Enhanced Distributed Channel Access
HCF Controlled Channel Access
Block Acknowledgment
Wi-Fi Multimedia
Airtime Fairness
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
802.11 MAC Architecture
Packets, Frames, and Bits
Data-Link Layer
MAC Service Data Unit
MAC Protocol Data Unit
Physical Layer
PLCP Service Data Unit
PLCP Protocol Data Unit
802.11 and 802.3 Interoperability
Three 802.11 Frame Types
Management Frames
Control Frames
Data Frames
Beacon Management Frame
Passive Scanning
Active Scanning
Authentication
Open System Authentication
Shared Key Authentication
Association
Authentication and Association States
Basic and Supported Rates
Roaming
Reassociation
Disassociation
Deauthentication
ACK Frame
Fragmentation
Protection Mechanism
RTS/CTS
CTS-to-Self
Data Frames
Power Management
Active Mode

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