Passed CWSP

satyaranjansatyaranjan Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi friends,

I passed CWSP exam last friday with a score of 81%. I have detailed below the study method ,books used and articles referred which come in handy to guys preparing for the exam.

No prior wireless expierience,the lab i had set up at my friends place consisted of one
desktop,one laptop(his) and two access points bought from e-bay at a very low price. Could not work much on the labs though.

These are the Books i referred :

1.CWSP official Study Guide.(No substitute for this guys)
2.wi-foo secrets of wireless hacking by Andrew Vladimirov (Has a lot of good info and makes a very good reading).

Forums i Visited for queries:

1.CWNP Forums

Here are some web articles i referred which might be of use to you guys:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge-response_authentication
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/Key
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerberos_(protocol)
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Directory_Access_Protocol
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy
6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access
7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Authentication_Protocol
8. http://www.windowsecurity.com/whitepapers/Wireless-Security-Attacks- Defenses.html

Study method:

I went through the objectives of the exam first,made a note of the weightages given to the objectives and categorised the chapters in the book according to the objectives.I didvided the chapters in the book into 4 categories:

1.WLAN Security: Chapters 10-16
2.WLAN detection and attacks: chapters 1-4
3.WLAN monitoring: chapters 17 and 18.
4.Security policies:Chapters 5-9.

I started with the WLAN Security (10-16 chapters)followed by WLAN monitoring 17 & 18 WLAN detection and attacks(chapter 1- 4) and finally Security policies.I maintained a notes in paragraph questions and answer format.After finishing every chapter i answered the review questions at the end of every chapter. I revised all the chpters once again and this time made a note of important points in a different book which could be used for last minute study.My suggestion to u guys is to concentrate a little more on chapters 10-16 and 1-4.

Started Studying on the 7th of december 06,studied two hours a day and 4-5 hours on the weekends,took one week break each in december(for christmas vacation) and in Feb. I will be going for CWNE in about a years time. During that time i plan to finish my CCNA(have been postponing it for almost 6 months) and CCSA.
" He who fills his pockets with rocks of misdeeds will surely drown in the river of good fortune"


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