- Hardcover: 912 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (March 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119067766
- ISBN-13: 978-1119067764
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
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CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Deluxe Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Covers 100% of exam objectives, including Radio Frequency (RF) technologies, IEEE 802.11 regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network implementation and security, and much more...
Includes interactive online learning environment and study tools with:
- 3 custom practice exams
- More than 300 Electronic Flashcards
- Searchable key term glossary
- Bonus files for chapter exercises
- Free eBook version of this Deluxe Study Guide available across multiple file formats.
Your complete guide to helping you pass the CWNA Exam CWNA-106
The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Deluxe Study Guide is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam CWNA-106. This Sybex Deluxe Study Guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, an assessment test that checks exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials and challenging chapter review questions. Reinforce what you have learned with the Sybex exclusive interactive online learning environment, accessible across multiple devices. Get prepared for the CWNA exam with Sybex.
Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Deluxe Study Guide means you'll be ready for:
- RF fundamentals
- RF mathematics
- RF antenna accessories
- Spread spectrum technologies
- 802.11-2012 standard and amendments
- 802.11 MAC and PHY layers
- IEEE 802.11 protocol architecture
- WLAN infrastructure, design, and troubleshooting
- WLAN client devices
- WLAN security and site surveys
- IEEE 802.11 network security architecture
- IEEE 802.11 network site survey fundamentals
Interactive Learning Environment
Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit http://sybextestbanks.wiley.com, type in your unique PIN and instantly gain access to:
- Interactive test bank with 3 practice exams, covering Exam CWNA-106. Practice exams help you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. 180 questions total!
- More than 300 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last minute prep before the exam
- Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared
- Bonus Chapter resources supplement topics in the book, and help you to complete exercises as well as study for the exam.
- Free eBook version of this Deluxe Study Guide available across multiple file formats. Now you can read from your favorite device.
ABOUT THE CWNP PROGRAM
CWNP is the industry standard for vendorneutral, enterprise WLAN certifications. The focus is to educate IT professionals in the technology behind all enterprise WLAN products and to enable these professionals to manage wireless LAN enterprise infrastructures, regardless of the vendor solution utilized. CWNP is a privately held corporation based in Durham, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.cwnp.com.
About the Author
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, Xim 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.
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Unfortunately, the 106 exam was being retired shortly after ordering this book so I was kind of rushed and had to really speed through this thing. I read through the text and used the downloadable resources provided by CWNP to identify objectives I needed to review before the exam. I passed with an 87 on my first try using only these resources so I'd say they were more than enough (70 is a passing score).
The 106 is being retired and I don't believe you can schedule it anymore. With that being said, this book was an excellent resource and I feel like my knowledge about 802.11 has been dramatically improved. I can't recommend it as prep for the new version of the CWNA exam but can recommend it for anyone wanting to know more about wireless networking.
There are a few disappointments: some of the test questions are almost trick-questions, requiring the development of test-taking technique rather that real knowledge to answer correctly - this is especially true of the "choose all that apply" ones, but the good news is that you get lots of practice. Also, I was disappointed that I have to remember all the frequency ranges for every band by heart. I'll do it, but it's the sort of junk information you'll forget quickly and can easily find out if you need to. That's a criticism of the CWNA syllabus itself though and not the book.
I did notice that information is stated over and over again: "As you learned earlier in this chapter...", "In the previous section, we mentioned that...", etc. This happens a lot. I just skimmed through again and can find a reference to a previously discussed topic on every fourth page or so. I can see the benefit of this every once and a while, to help reinforce topics, but found that this happened too often. I bet the book could shed about 50-75 pages without these. This is my only gripe, and it is a minor one.
I had the Kindle version and I found it to be great. I thought I would hate a textbook in Kindle format but the search and highlighting tools on Kindle for PC were a breeze to use. I found it faster to jump around, and the fact that I can search keywords was great. Because of this, I actually preferred it over a physical textbook. That being said, I think it would be too cumbersome to search and jump around on my physical Kindle Keyboard.
Essentially, if you are planning on writing the CWNA-106 exam, this book is a must-read. I wouldn't attempt the exam without a cover-to-cover read, along with some practice exams for good measure. Make sure you do the 20 question tests at the end of each chapter as well.
Even if you aren't looking at writing the exam, this book provides a great vendor-neutral overview of RF theory, 802.11 standards, wireless technologies and design concepts. Its nice to learn the basics without a vendor's spin on things.
If you're working in RF or wireless, or you want to work in RF or wireless, you really need to read through this book. I could not be happier... said over and over while reading this book, "this was the best $50 I've spent in a long, LONG time!!!"
Then you will scream "Why C?!" The book never mentioned C... not once. Then you read why C was chosen... "You should always make sure you pay your taxes on time". No duh... but why make C a possible answer in this question? WHY!
That is why this get 4/5 stars. Please when Exam 107 comes out... put more effort into those review questions.