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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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WiFi Pilot Post on CWNP.com

As you can see from the graphic on the left, I have a new blog post available on the CWNP homepage, http://www.cwnp.com 

If you are unfamiliar with the CWNP program, they are a vendor-neutral certification body for wireless networking and security.  

My most recent blog post at CWNP talks about a new product offering from CACE Technologies and MetaGeek, called “WiFi Pilot”.  The WiFi Pilot WLAN Analysis kit contains a WiSpy Spectrum Analyzer, an AirPcap wireless packet capture device, and the WiFi Pilot analysis software.  

Check out the review on CWNP for an extended discussion of product functionality, pricing, etc.  

One other thing that I mention in the post is the Sharkfest Conference for Wireshark Users and Developers.  The conference is being held Jun 15th – 18th.  I am attending the conference and *super* excited about it – feel free to email me at douglashaider <at> hotmail <com> if you are attending. I would love to meet up and chat!

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