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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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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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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CWAP Reference Guide so far… #CWAP12

I’ve tried to condense my notes from the study for CWAP-403 exam. The exam consists of lot of details which need to be learnt if you have not done enough capturing and analyzing 802.11 wireless frames before. CWAP 403 – Start > Introductory blog 802.11 Mac Header explained Key 802.11 Frames Troubleshooting WLAN issues #mindmap…

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802.11ac and a bit of 802.11ax #CWAP11

This blog post will be focusing on 802.11ac in particular. We visited the aspects of 802.11n in the last blog post. 802.11ac introduced the VHT (Very High Throughput) along with some core technological advancement like MU-MIMO, 256 QAM addition & support for 80MHz/160MHz channels. One of the key differences also lie in the support of…

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802.11n | HT Operations #CWAP10

The blog post will cover the topics related to High Throughput Throughput technologies in conjunction with the exam objectives laid down for CWAP-403 exam. 802.11 Frame Exchanges cover 25% of the knowledge domain required for the exam. Analysing HT & VHT transmission methods are one of the sub topics under this section. I will be…

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Troubleshooting WLAN issues with 802.11 Frames – #CWAP9

I have pen down a some troubleshooting scenarios which I’ve come across while studying for CWAP exam. To begin with, Management Frames > Foundation of how wireless radios detect, join and operate on WLAN.Control Frames > Frames which control the delivery of Data frames. Data Frames > Carry actual data payload from/to layers 3-7. Some…

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How to capture WLAN Frames? #CWAP8

This blog post will focus on tools I’ve used for performing Wireless Frame Captures. I’ve been largely dependent on Macbook for capturing the wireless frames. I would highly suggest you for sourcing a Macbook for frame capture as Windows PC option involves getting a third party WLAN pcap which is not cheap. Thank you Apple…

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