CWNP has been asked by various people over the last couple of months how CWNP certifications compare to the IEEE's new WCET certification. Having taken a good look at WCET when it emerged, I already knew that it was a completely different certification than those offered by CWNP. Nevertheless, inquiring people means that someone has to clarify. So here goes...
CWNP creates certifications around Job Task Analyses (JTAs). We identify career positions within a range of organizations, qualify what tasks must be performed within those positions, and then build exam objectives around those tasks. Thus far, CWNP's certifications focus on 4 main groups of professionals:
1. CWTS - Technical Sales, Help Desk, and Support Technicians (official announcement forthcoming)
2. CWNA - Enterprise WLAN Administrators
3. CWSP - Enterprise Wireless Security Professionals
4. CWNE - Enterprise Wireless Design, Implementation, and Troubleshooting
There is certainly more to come, but I won't spill the beans just yet. Now I would like to compare WCET to CWNP's certifications a bit.Continue reading...