CWAP Study Guide (Book Review)

I read this book to prepare re-certify my CWNE (Certified Wireless Network Expert).

This is an *excellent* read, especially for seasoned wireless LAN engineers. It goes into a lot of the “beeps and squeaks” of wireless networking. It takes an in-depth look into the MAC and PHY layers, including all the bitwise fields of the 802.11 MAC header. A well written book that I have gone through at least 3 or 4 times.

There are not too many books that go this in-depth on Layers 1 and 2 of wireless networking.  The IEEE 802.11 Handbook is the “official” study guide for the CWNE, but I don’t think it is a clear as the CWAP Study Guide.

It isn’t a book that I would suggest for beginners.  For those folks, I would suggest either the McGraw Hill or the Sybex “CWNA Study Guide”.

Happy reading!

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2 comments so far

  1. Keith Parsons on

    Douglas,

    I totally agree. Though a bit out of date… this book is easily one of the best resources for anyone working with Wireless LANs. Not only that – it is Free from the CWNP web site.

    Keith

  2. Kevin Sandlin on

    The CWAP study guide is available here:

    http://www.cwnp.com/cwap/book/index.html


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