CWDP Exam!, A pinch of common sense and a lot of experience!

Why CDWP? CWDP is one of the professional level exams along with CWAP and CWSP to qualify towards CWNP qualification. It focusses on Wi-Fi Planning, Defining Requirements, Designing, WLAN validation (also known as Site Survey) and some troubleshooting. Personal Experience I’d like to share my experience with the recently certified CWDP-303 exam. The exam by…

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CWAP, not for the faint-hearted! #CWAP #CWNP

Why CWAP? CWAP is one of the professional exams required to qualify for the title to be CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professional). This blogpost will particularly focus on the CWAP-403 exam released in late 2018. From my personal experience and many in the wi-fi community have regarded it as the hardest of the professional level…

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Configuring an Aerohive AP on ExtremeCloud IQ

It has been a while I did a blog post, work has been relatively busier post Covid19 lockdown. Some time ago I did a site survey for my home and found insufficient 5GHz coverage. As we are all aiming to have 5 GHz wherever possible why not start with the home. I had a couple…

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Analyzing Frame Exchanges – #CWAP #Wireshark

This blog post will focus on certain aspects of Wireshark frames which can be brought to use for analyzing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues. I recommend downloading metageek color filters and apply it to your Wireshark for filtering specific frame types with applied colorization. You can read more about applying the color filters here. SSID/BSSID information….

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HT/VHT – #CWAP – Exam specific revision

CWAP-403 covers this topic under the 802.11 Frame Exchanges section. I’ve found this topic a bit hard to grasp. I have attempted to read the CWAP-403 study guide but honestly I could not get closer to fully grasp the topic. Much of the explanation in that book is direct copy/paste from standards documents. There is…

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Spectrum Analysis II – #CWAP #Revision

Exam Specific only as I’ve outlined another post on this topic here 1. Spectrum Analysis – 15% 1.1 Capture RF spectrum data and understand the common views available in spectrum analyzers1.1.1 Install, configure and use spectrum analysis software and hardware Configure Wi-Fi integration Save and export capture data1.1.2 Capture RF spectrum data using handheld, laptop-based…

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Medium Access Methods & QoS Frame Exchanges. #CWAP #Notes #Revision

Contention Algorithms The client STA must locate an AP to which it desires to connect which it does either actively or passively. The 802.11 MAC layer provides the following functions. Scanning – Process used to discover BSS or to discover access points within a known BSS. It can either be done passively (Beacon frames) or…

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Spectrum Analyzer – CWAP#13

Spectrum Analyzer – comprises of 15% syllabus for CWAP-403 exam. You can roughly expect around 9 questions from this section. Spectrum Analyzers range in price from a few hundred $ to thousands. They are not free to use like in the case of Wireshark etc.. I was unable to source spectrum analyzers easily and ended…

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