CWTS Certified Wireless Technology Specialist

ISBN-10: 1118359119
ISBN-13: 9781118359112
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Robert J. Bartz
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List price: $33.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Pass the CWTS exam with the help of this fully updated official guideCompletely 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 CWNPThoroughly 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 & ComplianceIncludes hands–on exercises and real–world scenarios to increase understandingStudy aids include review questions, glossary, objective map, sample tests, and electronic flashcardsCWTS: Certified Wireless Technology Specialist Official Study Guide, 2nd Edition is the study buddy that will enhance your chances for exam success.

Foreword
Introduction
Assessment Test
Introduction to Computer Networking
Network Types
The Local Area Network
The Wide Area Network
The Metropolitan Area Network
Campus Area Networks
Personal Area Networks
Network Topologies
Bus
Ring
Star
Mesh
The OSI Model
Peer Communication
Encapsulation
Device Addressing
Physical Addressing
Logical Addressing
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networking
The Wireless Computer Network
The Wireless Personal Area Network
The Wireless Local Area Network
The Wireless Metropolitan Area Network
The Wireless Wide Area Network
Common WLAN Deployment Scenarios
Small Office/Home Office
Enterprise Deployments: Corporate Data Access and End-User Mobility
Extension of Existing Networks into Remote Locations
Public Wireless Hotspots
Carpeted Office Deployments
Educational Institution Deployments
Industrial Deployments
Healthcare Deployments
Last-Mile Data Delivery: Wireless ISP
High-Density Deployments
Municipal, Law Enforcement, and Transportation Networks
Building-to-Building Connectivity Using Wireless LAN Technology
RF Regulatory Domain Governing Bodies and Local Regulatory Authorities
United States: Federal Communications Commission
Europe: European Telecommunications Standards Institute
IEEE and Wireless LAN Standards
The IEEE 802.11 Standard
The IEEE 802.11b Amendment
The IEEE 802.11a Amendment
The IEEE 802.11g Amendment
The IEEE 802.11n Amendment
Additional IEEE 802.11 Amendments
Interoperability Certifications
Wi-Fi Alliance
Wi-Fi Protected Access Certification
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Certification
Wi-Fi Multimedia Certification
Wi-Fi Multimedia Power Save Certification
Wi-Fi Protected Setup Certification Overview
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Infrastructure Devices
The Wireless Access Point
Autonomous Access Points
Controller-Based Access Points
Cooperative Access Points
Wireless Mesh
Wireless LAN Routers
Wireless Residential Gateway
Wireless Branch Router
Wireless Bridges
Wireless Repeaters
Wireless LAN Controllers
Centralized Administration
Controller-Based Access Points
Virtual LAN
Power over Ethernet Capability
Improved Device Roaming
Wireless Profiles
Advanced Security Features
Captive Portal
Built-in RADIUS Services
Site Survey Tools
Radio Frequency Spectrum Management
Firewall
Quality of Service
Redundancy
Wireless Intrusion Prevention System
Direct and Distributed AP Connectivity
Layer 2 and Layer 3 AP Connectivity
Distributed and Centralized Data Forwarding
Power over Ethernet
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Client Devices
Radio Hardware Used with Wireless LAN Technology
PCMCIA
Features of PCMCIA Cards
Installation and Configuration of PCMCIA Cards
ExpressCard
Features of the ExpressCard
Installation and Configuration of an ExpressCard
USB 1.0, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0
Features of USB
Installation and Configuration of USB Devices
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Features of PCI
Installation and Configuration of PCI Cards
Mini-PCI, Mini-PCIe, and Half Mini-PCIe
Features of Mini-PCI, Mini-PCIe, and Half Mini-PCIe Cards
Installation and Configuration of Mini-PCI, Full Mini-PCIe, and Half Mini-PCIe Cards
Additional Adapter Types
CompactFlash Devices
Features of CF Cards
Installation and Configuration of a CF Card
Secure Digital
Features of SDIO Cards
Installation and Configuration of SDIO Cards
Wireless Workgroup Bridges
Features of Workgroup/Client Bridges
Installation and Configuration of Workgroup/Client Bridges
Client Device Drivers
Client Utility Software
Manufacturer-Specific Client Utilities
Third-Party Client Utilities
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Physical Layer Access Methods and Spread-Spectrum Technology
Network Access Methods
Detecting Network Traffic Collisions with CSMA/CD
Avoiding Network Traffic Collisions with CSMA/CA
Reserving Time for Data Transmission Using Distributed Coordination Function
Effects of Half Duplex on Wireless Throughput
Narrowband vs. Spread-Spectrum Communication
Spread-Spectrum Technology
Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
802.11 Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum
802.11b High Rate/Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum
IEEE 802.11 DSSS and HR/DSSS Channels
IEEE 802.11g Extended Rate Physical
IEEE 802.11n High Throughput
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g and 802.11n Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n OFDM Channels
IEEE 802.11n Multiple Input/Multiple Output Technology
MIMO Channels
Co-location of IEEE 802.11b HR/DSSS and IEEE 802.11a/g/n OFDM Systems
Adjacent-Channel and Co-channel Interference
WLAN/WPAN Coexistence
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Radio Frequency Fundamentals for Wireless LAN Technology
Understanding Radio Frequency
Wavelength in Wireless LANs
Frequency in Wireless LANs
Amplitude in Wireless LANs
Phase in Wireless LANs
Radio Frequency Used in Wireless LANs
Wireless LAN Coverage and Capacity
Wireless LAN Coverage
Wireless LAN Capacity
Radio Frequency Channel Reuse and Device Co-location
Radio Frequency Range and Speed
Line of Sight in Wireless Networking
Wi-Fi and Non-Wi-Fi Interference
Co-channel and Adjacent Channel Interference
WLAN/WPAN Interference
Environment: RF Behavior
Basic Units of Radio Frequency Measurement
Absolute Measurements of Radio Frequency Power
Relative Measurements of Radio Frequency Power
Radio Frequency Signal Measurements
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Antennas and Accessories
Basic Radio Frequency Antenna Concepts
Radio Frequency Lobes
Antenna Beamwidth
Antenna Gain
Passive Gain
Active Gain
Antenna Polarization
Wireless LAN Antenna Types
Omnidirectional Antennas
Omnidirectional Antenna Specifications
Semidirectional Antennas
Highly Directional Antennas
Highly Directional Antenna Specifications
Radio Frequency Cables and Connectors
Radio Frequency Cable Types
Radio Frequency Cable Length
Radio Frequency Cable Cost
Impedance and VSWR
Radio Frequency Connectors
Factors in Antenna Installation
Addressing the Effects of Earth Curvature
Antenna Placement
Minimizing the Effects of Multipath Using Antenna Diversity
Combating Effects of Wind and Lightning in WLAN Installations
Lightning Arrestors
Grounding Rods
Installation Safety
Antenna Mounting
Internal and External (to the Access Point) Antennas
Pole/Mast Mount
Ceiling Mount
Wall Mount
Maintaining Clear Communications
Visual Line of Sight
Radio Frequency LoS
Fresnel Zone
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Terminology and Technology
Wireless LAN Modes of Operation
The Independent Basic Service Set
The Basic Service Set
The Extended Service Set
The Basic Service Area
Connecting to an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Network
IEEE 802.11 Frame Types
Wireless Network Discovery
Passive Scanning
Active Scanning
IEEE 802.11 Authentication
IEEE 802.11 Deauthentication and Disassociation
The Distribution System
Data Rates
Throughput
Dynamic Rate Switching
Wireless LAN Roaming or Transition
IEEE 802.11 Power Save Operations
Active Mode
Power Save Mode
Automatic Power Save Delivery
IEEE 802.11 Protection Mechanisms
IEEE 802.11g Extended Rate Physical Protection Mechanisms
IEEE 802.11n High-Throughput Protection Mechanisms
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Security Basics
Introducing IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security
Wireless LAN Threats and Intrusion
IEEE 802.11 Standard Security
IEEE 802.11 Open System Authentication
IEEE 802.11 Shared-Key Authentication
Early Wireless LAN Security Technologies
The Service Set Identifier
SSID Hiding
The Media Access Control Address
MAC Address Filtering
MAC Address Spoofing
IEEE 802.11 Authentication and Data Encryption
About Wired Equivalent Privacy
How to Use WEP
IEEE 802.11 SOHO and Enterprise Security Technologies
Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN-Based or Push-Button Configuration Wireless Security
PIN-Based Security
Push-Button Configuration Security
Wi-Fi Protected Access and WPA2 Personal Security
Passphrase Characteristics
WPA and WPA2 Enterprise Security
IEEE 802.1X/EAP
IEEE 802.1X
Extensible Authentication Protocol
IEEE 802.1X and EAP Together: IEEE 802.1X/EAP
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
IEEE 802.11 Encryption Methods
Wired Equivalent Privacy
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol
Role-Based Access Control
Virtual Private Networking
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol
Components of a VPN Solution
The Wireless Intrusion Prevention System
WIPS Configuration and Maintenance
Overlay and Integrated WIPS Technology
The Captive Portal
Wireless Network Management and Monitoring Systems
WNMS: Software, Hardware, or Cloud?
Wireless Network Monitoring
Industry Regulatory Compliance
PCI Compliance
HIPAA Compliance
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Wireless LAN Site Survey Basics
Wireless LAN Site Surveys
Size of Physical Location
Intended Use of the Network
Number of Users and Devices
Wireless Client Device Capabilities
The Wireless LAN Environment
Performance Expectations
Bring-Your-Own-Device Acceptance
Gathering Business Requirements
General Office/Enterprise
Manufacturing
Warehousing
Retail/Point of Sale
Healthcare/Medical
Government/Military
Education
Public Access, Hotspots, Hospitality
Interviewing Stakeholders
Manufacturer Guidelines and Deployment Guides
Defining Physical and Data Security Requirements
Gathering Site-Specific Documentation
Floor Plans and Blueprints
Furnishings
Electrical Specifications
Documenting Existing Network Characteristics
Identifying Infrastructure Connectivity and Power Requirements
Understanding Application Requirements
Application Effects on Wireless LAN Capacity
Understanding RF Coverage and Capacity Requirements
Client Connectivity Requirements
Antenna Use Considerations
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Performing an RF Wireless LAN Site Survey
The Physical Radio Frequency Site Survey Process
Radio Frequency Spectrum Analysis
Wi-Fi and Non-Wi-Fi Interference Sources
Wi-Fi Interference
Performing a Manual Radio Frequency Wireless LAN Site Survey
Obtaining a Floor Plan or Blueprint
Identifying Existing Wireless Networks
Testing Access Point Placement
Analyzing the Results
Advantages and Disadvantages of Manual Site Surveys
Software-Assisted Manual Site Survey
Manual Site Survey Toolkit
Performing a Predictive Modeling Site Survey
Internet-Based Predictive Modeling Site Survey
Protocol Analysis
Documenting Existing Network Characteristics
RF Coverage Requirements
Infrastructure Hardware Selection and Placement
Infrastructure Connectivity and Power Requirements
Received Signal Strength
Testing Antenna Use
Testing Multiple Antenna Types
Choosing the Correct Antennas
Wireless Channel Architectures
Multiple-Channel Architecture
Single-Channel Architecture
Wireless Device Installation Limitations
Site Survey Report
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Troubleshooting and Maintaining IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks
Identifying Wireless LAN Problems
Radio Frequency Transmitters and Receivers
Wireless LAN Connectivity-Coverage and Capacity Problems
No Wireless Connectivity
Intermittent Wireless Connectivity Problems
Wireless LAN Throughput
Application Performance Problems
Wireless Device Software and Hardware Upgrades
Optimizing Wireless Networks
Wireless Infrastructure Hardware Selection and Placement
Identifying, Locating, and Removing Sources of Wi-Fi and Non-Wi-Fi Interference
Wireless Client Device Load Balancing and Infrastructure Device Redundancy
Wireless Infrastructure Device Redundancy
Analyzing Wireless Infrastructure Capacity and Utilization
Radio Frequency Performance Problems: Multipath
Radio Frequency Performance Problems: Hidden Node
Summary
Exam Essentials
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Introduction to Computer Networking
Introduction to Wireless Local Area Networking
Wireless LAN Infrastructure Devices
Wireless LAN Client Devices
Physical Layer Access Methods and Spread-Spectrum Technology
Radio Frequency Fundamentals for Wireless LAN Technology
Wireless LAN Antennas and Accessories
Wireless LAN Terminology and Technology
Wireless LAN Security Basics
Wireless LAN Site Survey Basics
Performing an RF Wireless LAN Site Survey
Troubleshooting and Maintaining IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks
About the Additional Study Tools
Additional Study Tools
Sybex Test Engine
Electronic Flashcards
Author Files and White Papers
PDF of Glossary of Terms
Adobe Reader
System Requirements
Using the Study Tools
Troubleshooting
Customer Care
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