Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy)

Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy)

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The only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy ProgramWith the Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide you can access this information for reference, study, and review at any time.Chapter objectives outline the topics to be mastered by the end of each chapter. Refer to the objectives along with the chapter summaries as a study aid before you move on to new concepts. Each chapter includes the definitions of all key terms to help you focus your study of relevant vocabulary and concepts. Check Your Understanding questions at the end of each chapter serve as a self-assessment tool to ensure your knowledge of the chapter topics. Key references to the corresponding hands-on labs collected in the supplemental Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Lab Companion mark opportunities to connect theory with practice. Additional skill builders can be found on the companion CD-ROM and in the Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Engineering Journal and Workbook. This Cisco Systems authorized textbook is a portable desk reference designed to accompany the Fundamentals of Wireless LANs online course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide covers all the topics from the online course with additional in-depth content to enhance your understanding plus supplemental aids to assist you in studying. Fundamentals of Wireless LANs introduces you to the basics of wireless local-area networks (LANs). The wireless technologies discussed include fixed and mobile, terrestrial and satellite, wireless LANs, and wireless last loops with a focus on how to configure and use the popular Cisco Aironet products. You will develop practical experience in skills related to design, planning, and implementation of wireless networks. Hands-on training and in-depth looks at the 802.11 and other related consumer standards provide you with a strong foundation in the continued operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. The book and course are aligned with the Cisco Qualified Specialist-Wireless certification objectives to begin your preparation for the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist certification exam.Companion Titles:Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Lab CompanionISBN: 1-58713-121-8Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Engineering Journal and WorkbookISBN: 1-58713-120-XCompanion CD-ROMThe Companion CD-ROM supports the Cisco Networking Academy Program materials. The CD-ROM contains a test engine with 300+ simulated exam questions, high resolution photographs of wireless hardware, over 40 interactive activities, and over a dozen Demonstration Activities to enhance the learning experience.This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 210 x 236 x 54mm | 1,800.75g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • Mixed media
  • 1587131196
  • 9781587131196
  • 1,657,562

About Inc. Cisco Systems

Cisco Press is a collaboration between Cisco Systems, Inc., and Pearson Education that is charged with developing high-quality, cutting-edge educational and reference products for the networking industry. The products in the Cisco Networking Academy Program series are designed to prepare students for careers in the exciting networking field. These products have proven to be strong supplements to the web-based curriculum and are the only print companions that have been reviewed and endorsed by Cisco Systems for Cisco Networking Academy Program use.
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Table of contents

I. WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND. 1. Introduction to Wireless LANs. II. WIRELESS EQUIPMENT. 2. IEEE 802.11 and Network Interface Cards. 3. Wireless Radio Technology. 4. Wireless Topologies. 5. Access Points (APs). 6. Bridges. 7. Antennas. III. WIRELESS SITE SECURITY AND PREPARATION. 8. Security. 9. Applications, Design, and Site Survey Preparation. 10. Site Survey and Installation. IV. MANAGING WIRELESS NETWORKS. 11. Troubleshooting, Management, Monitoring and Diagnostics. 12. Emerging Technologies. V. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Glossary of Key Terms. Appendix B. Check Your Understanding Answer Key. Appendix C. Physical Layer.
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