CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-104 (CWNP Official Study Guides)
Sybex is now the official publisher for CWNP, the certifying vendor for the CWNA program. This valuable guide covers all objectives for the newest version of the PW0-104 exam, including radio technologies; antenna concepts; wireless LAN hardware and software; network design, installation and management; wireless standards and organizations; 802.11 network architecture; wireless LAN security; performing site surveys; and troubleshooting. Also included are hands-on exercises, chapter review questions, a detailed glossary, and a pre-assessment test. The CD-ROM features two bonus exams, over 150 flashcards, and numerous White Papers and demo software.
Note: CD-ROM materials for eBook purchases can be downloaded from CWNP’s website at www.cwnp.com/sybex.
Material is on target for the test
By Alan Harkrader - December 26, 2009
Having just taken (and passed) the CWNA exam with this as my primary reference, I applaud the authors, both for their thorough coverage and readable style. This is one of the best exam prep books I've used. My advice: read it cover to cover, then read the last chapter (802.11n) at least one more time... there were more questions about HT than I was expecting. The test is quite up-to-date.
Excellent Resource and necessity for CWNA
By M. Bates - July 8, 2009
The CWNA study guide by David Coleman and David Wescott is an excellent detailed overview of the 802.11 technologies. As an RF Engineer and Consultant, I often find people have switching and routing backgrounds, but lack the fundamentals of wireless networking. I recommend this book to them because it is clear, concise, and easy to follow- whether you are reading a single concept or an entire chapter. The book has the right amount of depth to be understandable to the beginner, and also keep seasoned engineers interested. It does an excellent job of covering all the aspects needed to pass the certification exam, and provides a solid foundation where students can build upon as they go into the higher levels of learning, and administration of WLANs.
All you need for the CWNA
By R. Yu "RY" - September 16, 2010
For any one seriously preparing for this exam, this guide is the only thing you need. Study it word for word. Don't gloss over any section, no matter how seemingly obscure it appears. Commit to memory all the coaxial connector specs, max EIRP of all the bands (IEEE limits, not FCC), all the seemingly endless variants of EAP, and all the IEEE admendments (the so called alphabet soup). Hope Amazon won't delete this, but buy it from CWNP with the whole CWNA package, and the book will be for practically free, considering all the valuable extras that come with it. The assesment and bonus exams are much too simple, and unless you get 90's the first time (not after the third), then you are probably not ready. But the book is not flawless. Few times too many, the authors use networking slangs and lingo (the vernacular if you will), which makes for smooth writing, but the eager reader is hanging on every word, and can get frustrated easily if not stated in black and white. There... read more