New CWNA training and exam
With the launch of the new CWNA exam (CWNA-106) comes a new CWNA course. This course covers the same essential information delivered in previous course with a stronger focus on 802.11n and the inclusion of 802.11ac.
Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) is an administrator level career certification for networkers who are in the field and need to thoroughly understand RF behavior, site surveying, installation, and basic enterprise Wi-Fi security.
The CWNA certification is the foundation level enterprise Wi-Fi certification for the CWNP program, and CWNA is required for CWSP, CWAP, CWDP and CWNE certifications. To earn the CWNA certification, candidates must pass the current PW0-105 exam.
The PW0-105 exam will retire on July 1, 2014, when also new CWNA 106 will launch. The last day to take the PWO-105 exam will be on June 30, 2014.
The new CWNA-106 course includes the following chapters addressing important technologies, knowledge and skills for the wireless network administrator:
- Introducing Wireless LANs
- RF Fundamentals
- IEEE 802.11 Standards
- Frequency Bands and Wireless Technologies
- WLAN Topologies
- Medium Access and WLAN Architectures
- WLAN Deployment Models
- WLAN Troubleshooting
- WLAN Security
- WLAN Site Surveys
- Power over Ethernet (PoE)
- Modern PHYs in Detail (802.11n and 802.11ac)
- Modern Challenges (BYOD and guest access)
The key areas of addition are in the coverage of 802.11ac and BYOD/guest access. These areas are essential knowledge categories for today’s wireless network administrators. In addition to the knowledge categories addressed throughout the chapters, students will gain experience through hands-on activities and demonstrations related to:
- Access point configuration:
- Basic security configuration:
- Basic site survey tools and processes:
- RF signal location
- Coverage analysis
- Throughput analysis
- Essential troubleshooting skills, including:
- Protocol analysis
- Spectrum analysis