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Overview

CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3rd Edition provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment as well as pass the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. The text covers fundamental topics, such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LANs. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications. The third edition is designed around the latest version of the CWNA exam, as well as the new IEEE 802.11 standard, making CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS the practical guide that prepares students for real-world wireless networking.

Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University

Mark Ciampa is Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 20 years, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Ciampa has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for multiple public and private enterprises. In addition, he is the author of many Cengage books, including CWNA GUIDE TO WIRELESS LANS, 3e; CWSP GUIDE TO WIRELESS SECURITY; GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS; and NETWORKING BASICS. He earned a PhD in digital communication systems from Indiana State University.
  • Maps to current CWNA Exam (PW0-104) objectives to prepare students with the most up-to-date information available.
  • Includes in-depth coverage of the latest IEEE 802.11nstandard, which will have a dramatic impact on new WLANs technologies
  • Provides all new Hands-On Projects and Case Projects on a broad range of the latest wireless software and penetration testing tools, to allow students to practice the skills they learn.
  • Utilizes wireless hardware online simulation tools , eliminating the need for expensive wireless computer labs.
  • Expanded coverage on radio frequency fundamentals and antennas.
  • Maps completely to the CWNA Certification Exam with in-depth coverage of all objectives.
  • Includes detailed descriptions of wireless LAN basics and IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards.
  • Designed for both classroom and online learning with step-by-step explanations for installation and configuration of online tools and simulation software, so no specific brand of wireless hardware is required for set-up.
  • Features extensive learning tools, including Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects, which allow students to practice skills they're learning.
1.The World of Wireless.
2. Wireless Local Area Networks.
3. Radio Frequency Fundamentals.
4. Antennas.
5. Physical Layer Standards.
6. Medium Access Control Layer Standards.
7. Wireless LAN Management and Architectures.
8. Conducting a Site Survey.
9. Wireless LAN Security Vulnerabilities.
10. Implementing Wireless LAN Security.
11. Managing a Wireless LAN.
12. Wireless Network Troubleshooting and Optimization
13. Other Wireless Networks
Appendix A – CWNA Exam Objectives.
Appendix B – URLs for Hands-On Projects
Appendix C –Web Sites.

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"Good in depth coverage of the latest standards and devices."

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