This book is intended to provide an introduction to the exciting and emerging world of wireless LAN technology. This technology continues to expand at a phenomenal pace with constant improvements in speed, reliability, and security. Reading this book will teach you the fundamentals of standards-based technology, giving you an overview of the design, communication, hardware components, and maintenance associated with wireless LAN technology, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi™.
In addition to providing an overview of the technology, this book will help you prepare for the Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) certification exam available from the CWNP program. CWTS is an entry-level enterprise wireless LAN certification, and is recommended prior to the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. CWTS is designed as a replacement for the Wireless# Certification. This certification is geared specifically toward both wireless LAN (WLAN) sales and support staff for those in the enterprise WLAN industry.
Not only will this book help you prepare for the CWTS Certification exam, it will give you the fundamental knowledge, tools, and terminology to more effectively sell and support enterprise WLAN technologies. The main goal of this book is for you to learn “what it is,” not “how it works.” The “how” part comes later in other CWNP Study Guides and instructorled courses. After reading this book and completing all the available practice exam tools included, you will have the knowledge needed to take the CWTS certification exam.
Finally, the CD included with this book contains evaluation software you can install in order to become familiar with RF spectrum analysis, perform some limited packet analysis, and explore site survey tools.
For more information about the CWTS and other vendor-neutral wireless LAN certifications from the CWNP program, visit www.cwnp.com.