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Wi-Fi Trek Keynote: IT Goes Retro!

When we began the process of selecting keynote speakers for this year's Wi-Fi Trek 2019 conference, I considered various people I might invite. The person I wanted for the Thursday keynote has given to and continues to give to the technology community. His name is Stewart Cheifet, and if you don't know who he is, read on to find out about one of the most interesting presenters in the history of Wi-Fi Trek.

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5G vs. Wi-Fi: Battle Royale

Every ten years, a new generation of cellular technology arrives. With the 2020s upon us, we're starting to see the deployment of the much-anticipated 5th generation cellular - better known as 5G. It will arrive in advancing waves, with each new update adding features as the decade rolls along. Here's what you need to know about 5G (and what it could mean for the future of Wi-Fi):

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How to Make Better Decisions About IoT Transports

2025 will be a big year for IoT technology, according to Christopher Mohammed, Principal Systems Engineer at Ruckus Networks. "75 billion IoT devices will be connected and $3 trillion will be spent on IoT," he reported at Wi-Fi Trek 2018. 

With the significant rise in IoT use, choosing the right IoT transport can be challenging. "There are so many different transports with specific use cases and designs. Some are good for short range, long range, in-house, urban deployments, offices, carrying large or small amounts of data, etc.," Mohammed says.

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The Wired Wireless-ness of 802.11 Technology

Ah, 802.11. The WLAN technology that we love and use every day. But do you ever stop to think about exactly how you're using this technology and the impact that it has on a WLAN deployment of any size?

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How To Succeed During and After Your Wi-Fi Certification

The world of wireless certifications is vast and at times, confusing. If you've considered getting a certification to elevate your WiFi career, you may have had questions or hesitations like these:

• Which certification is right for me?
• I'm not a good writer. They're going to decline my application because my writing is bad.
• I don't know who I'd ask to endorse or recommend me.
• What do I do after I get my certification?

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6 Things to Expect from IEEE 802.11ax

802.11ax is here. Now what does that mean for the wireless industry? Hardware vendors and implementors alike. David Coleman gives us his top thoughts on how this release changes offerings and approaches to come. 

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CWTS: Almost Gone But Not Forgotten.

CWTS, a CWNP certification has been immortalized within the walls of the Library of Congress. Yes, it might be phased out, but it is not forgotten in the industry where learning the Why of Wi-Fi makes the difference between installing the good and installing the best. 

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Ethics, Integrity, and the CWNE Process

What does it take to be a CWNE? According to Lee Badman, a lot more than just submitting the application. 

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2017: A Year in Review

This year has brought a lot of change to CWNP. Here's our look back:

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KRACK - It's Not As Bad As You Think

The recent reveal of the key reinstallation attack (KRACK) caused much stir in the wireless LAN community. This post addresses the reality of the attack, what should be done immediately, and lessons we should learn from it.

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