Becoming a better Wi-Fi engineer with this list of resources. Even if you are just getting started in Wi-Fi, you should check out each resource.
Happy New Year! We made it to 2017! I am so glad we are done with 2016.
I spent a lot of time in 2016 studying for the CWNP exams working my way up to CWNE. But in 2017, I’d like to focus on becoming a better Wi-Fi engineer.
What does that mean? I’m talking about really learning how Wi-Fi works. Understanding the technical details of creating a good experience for the end users. In addition, we have to apply what we learn in the field. Whether that is improving your home Wi-Fi, installing Wi-Fi for a church, for your office, or doing high density Wi-Fi.
So in this episode, I want to outline a lot of resources that are available to help us become better Wi-Fi engineers.
- The 802.11 books by Matthew Gast
- IEEE 802.11 Standard
- Get yourself an AP
- Meraki webinar
- Open-Mesh webinar
- Engenius (I may have been wrong about the free webinar but they have a trial program)
- CCNA Wireless
- CCNP Wireless
- Aruba has some good docs
- Read Cisco configuration guides
- Get out there and volunteer your services
- Install Wi-Fi for someone in need, such as your local church
- Know your MCS
- Get ahold of some Cisco APs and install the virtual controller trial
- Do as much work as possible, try to work out the issues and if you need further clarification or guidance, reach out to the community.
- Find ways to do true validation testing with end users and their devices.
- Secure networks with 802.1X, I know easier said than done.
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