CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide (Exam PW0-200), Second Edition
The ONLY official study guide for the industry-standard wireless security certification exam
Cowritten by the creators of the exam and leading experts in wireless security, CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide, Second Edition, offers complete coverage of all the objectives for the vendor-neutral wireless network certification that focuses on the technologies behind the brands. The fully integrated study system includes notes that reinforce and teach practical skills, step-by-step exercises, chapter self-tests, and more than 150 practice exam questions.
Better than 1st edition but only average
By Thomas L. McQueary - May 8, 2007
I would rate the first edition of this book as an F. This edition is better and I would rate it a C.
The writing is unclear and as other reviewers have noted, the book seems to have errors. I would not trust this book to prepare for the Certification Exam.
Here is one of numerous examples of what I consider to be unclear writing. This one is on page 417.
"... but where older hardware can at best support TKIP, that mode can be supported"
Then in the very next sentence it says, "Note that CCMP is the default method used in RSNAs and must be supported by all devices supporting RSNA."
To me these two sentences seem to contradict each other. Is CCMP support required or not? In any case, I'll go directly to the 802.11i spec for clarification. At least it's free.
Also the review questions seem to be very simple and do not really require any in depth understanding of the material to answer correctly. Sure these questions... read more
Used CWSP study guide - passed exam this week
By David Breslin - December 1, 2006
I am currently pushing forward in the Security Arean and getting a grasp at a deep technical level of the challenges faced by Security Professionals. With this in mind it would be a mistake not to take a look at wireless and understand the ramifications for implementing it in an organization. Even for a home user a fundamental understanding of WEP verus WPA versus WPA2 is recommended and to understand the ramifications for buying a wireless client that only supports WEP or even no security mechanism at all.
With all the above said, I wanted to study for CWSP and purchased the study guide and learn at a deep technical level wireless security issues. I think its unfair to only label this book a study guide - I have passed the exam and will reference this book many times as I progress in my career. I have other certifications and generally end up throwing the study guides away because they were so focussed on getting me through an exam versus teaching me the entire subject... read more
Needs a big errata
By Jeff Sicuranza - October 26, 2006
This book is filled with errors and inconsistencies on the simple things. For a study guide and as a CWNA and CWAP holder I expected much better from CWNP. For example they cannot even get the RADIUS acronym correct or consistent. Their other guides were great. The CWAP guide did have some errors too but not as bad as this CWSP guide. I am still waiting on an errata or they better reprint a cleaned up version and give current second edition customers a discount. If they cannot get the simple things correct then that leaves a major question open on the quality of the content they are covering and explaining.
There is a lot of information to cover for the exam and the information in the guide is helpful and structured logically for you to learn and review, but you have to be careful with the errors/misnomers et. al. Also, the inclusion of Chapter 18 is a little confusing. Beyond any security implications chapter 18 would have been best covered in the CWNA guide... read more
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