CWNP introduces two new entry-level certifications
The new Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) and the Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) certifications split the existing Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) certification into two focused and job-oriented certifications for wireless professionals.
Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) is the IT industry standard for vendor-neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training. They announced two new entry-level certifications - Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) and the Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) - that provide and validate the foundational wireless knowledge and skills. In relation to the existing Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) designation, the new certifications are more job-focused to a specific group of wireless professionals. The existing CWTS certification exam will retire on December 31, 2018. CWTS will remain a valid certification after that date.
Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS)
The Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) certification is aimed at wireless sales and marketing professionals, decision makers, and project managers who need to understand the basic features and capabilities of wireless technologies and need to speak the language of Wi-Fi. The certification does not provide or validate the implementation and installation knowledge, but instead enables professionals to better understand and position the wireless solutions. The corresponding CWS-2017 exam will be available in August 2017.
Certified Wireless Technician (CWT)
The Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) and the corresponding CWT-2017 exam are for implementation wireless professionals who perform installations, provide client support, or carry out entry-level Wi-Fi administration and troubleshooting tasks. The certification covers the basic RF characteristics, WLAN client features and capabilities, 802.11 security parameters, and basic WLAN troubleshooting. The CWT-2017 exam will be available in August 2017.
See the CWS and CWT announcement video to learn more about knowledge domains, exam details, and pricing.
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