PW0-105 : Certified Wireless Network Administrator

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The CWNP Certified Wireless Networking Administration certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols.
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Certified Wireless Network Administrator

Here's what you will get

The Certified Wireless Networking Administration exam is a standalone certification from CWNP with the exam code PW0-105.

The CWNA exam is targeted at Wireless networking Professionals who have ability to understand the fundamentals of RF behaviour and to describe the features and functions of WLAN components.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 175
Where do I take the exam? The PW0-105 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of multiple choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 70%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the PW0-105 examination, CWNP's retake policy is:

  • There is no limit to the number of retakes for a candidate who has failed their exam.
  • There is no waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the certification, you shall be required to wait for a period of seven calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again unless you are trying to become a CWNT and have received prior written permission from the CWNP Program.
What is the validity of the certification? CWNA certification expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. To recertify, pass the current CWNA exam, or pass the current CWSP, CWAP, or CWDP exam to earn the CWSP, CWAP, or CWDP certification. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the PW0-105, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A CWNA Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Administrator
  • Wireless Administrator
  • Security professionals
  • Systems administrators

Here's what you will learn

  • History of WLAN
  • Standards Organizations
  • Core, Distribution, and Access
  • Communications Fundamentals
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • What Is a Radio Frequency Signal?
  • Radio Frequency Characteristics
  • Radio Frequency Behaviors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • RF Components
  • Units of Power and Comparison
  • RF Mathematics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes)
  • Interpreting Polar Charts
  • Beamwidth
  • Antenna Types
  • Visual Line of Sight
  • RF Line of Sight
  • Fresnel Zone
  • Earth Bulge
  • Antenna Polarization
  • Antenna Diversity
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output
  • MIMO Antennas
  • Antenna Connection and Installation
  • Antenna Accessories
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Original IEEE 802.11 Standard
  • IEEE 802.11-2007 Ratified Amendments
  • Post 2007 Ratified Amendments
  • IEEE 802.11 Draft Amendments
  • Defunct Amendments
  • 802.11m Task Group
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Bands
  • Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Bands
  • 3.6 GHz Band
  • 4.9 GHz Band
  • Future Wi-Fi Frequencies
  • Narrowband and Spread Spectrum
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
  • Packet Binary Convolutional Code
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
  • 2.4 GHz Channels
  • 5 GHz Channels
  • Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels
  • Throughput vs. Bandwidth
  • Communication Resilience
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Wireless Networking Topologies
  • 802.11 Topologies
  • 802.11 Configuration Modes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Collision Detection
  • Distributed Coordination Function
  • Point Coordination Function
  • Hybrid Coordination Function
  • Block Acknowledgment
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Packets, Frames, and Bits
  • Data-Link Layer
  • Physical Layer
  • 802.11 and 802.3 Interoperability
  • Three 802.11 Frame Types
  • Beacon Management Frame
  • Authentication
  • Association
  • ACK Frame
  • Fragmentation
  • Protection Mechanism
  • Data Frames
  • Power Management
  • Band Steering
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Wireless LAN Client Devices
  • Management, Control, and Data Planes
  • WLAN Architecture
  • Specialty WLAN Infrastructure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Deployment Considerations for Commonly Supported WLAN Applications and Devices
  • Corporate Data Access and End-User Mobility
  • Network Extension to Remote Areas
  • Bridging: Building-to-Building Connectivity
  • Wireless ISP: Last-Mile Data Delivery
  • Small Office/Home Office
  • Mobile Office Networking
  • Educational/Classroom Use
  • Industrial: Warehousing and Manufacturing
  • Healthcare: Hospitals and Offices
  • Municipal Networks
  • Hotspots: Public Network Access
  • Transportation Networks
  • Law Enforcement Networks
  • First-Responder Networks
  • Fixed Mobile Convergence
  • WLAN and Health
  • WLAN Vendors
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Layer 2 Retransmissions
  • 802.11 Coverage Considerations
  • Capacity vs. Coverage
  • Voice vs. Data
  • Performance
  • Weather
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Security Basics
  • Legacy 802.11 Security
  • Robust Security
  • Traffic Segmentation
  • Infrastructure Security
  • VPN Wireless Security
  • Guest WLAN Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Wireless Attacks
  • Intrusion Monitoring
  • Wireless Security Policy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • WLAN Site Survey Interview
  • Documents and Reports
  • Vertical Market Considerations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Site Survey Defined
  • Site Survey Tools
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • History of PoE
  • An Overview of PoE Devices
  • Planning and Deploying PoE
  • 802.11n and PoE
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • 802.11n-2009 Amendment
  • MIMO
  • HT Channels
  • HT PHY
  • HT Operation
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions
  • Certifications
  • Organizations and Regulations
  • Measurements
  • Technical Terms
  • Power Regulations