Showing posts with label CWNP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CWNP. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CWNP: CWTS - Service Sets

My study guide/notes... my definitions may not be perfect, but they help me with concepts.

Service Set (SS) - all the devices connected to a wireless LAN.

Basis Service Set (BSS) - a single access point and all of its connected devices

Independent BSS / Ad Hoc / Peer-to-peer - devices talk to each other without a central authority like an access point

Infrastructure BSS - an access point that connects to a larger distribution network

Extended Service Set (ESS) - a collection of BSS that are working together to provide wireless service in an area

Basis Service Set Identification (BSSID) - the MAC address of the access point

Service Set Identifier (SSID) - the unique identifier for a BSS or ESS, what we commonly call the name of the wireless network

Saturday, November 8, 2014


I like the CBT Nuggets training... I learn best when I can hear/see something first. (I was reminded of this when I struggled with my PMP training. Just picking up the book was like slogging through mud. I watched the videos first and then everything clicked.) Life has gotten in the way of studying for the CWNP, but I pick up random tidbits through the stuff going on at work and things like this Micro Nugget.

Monday, October 13, 2014


I'm looking into the Certified Wireless Network Professional program for my next cert. CWNP is vendor agnostic. I've never formally done any training or studying on the wireless side, but after reading a couple of chapters, I'm excited about the (no surprise) overlap with ham radio topics. I spotted a ham calling "CQ" in the CWNP forum.