Information Technology Certifications for Wi-Fi Careers

Information Technology Certifications for Wi-Fi Careers

Whether you're just starting out in your IT career or have experience and are looking for a way to step up to the next level, a CWNP certification can validate your skillset and pave the way for new opportunity. Currently, we offer six official CWNP certifications – from entry-level to expert – each testing your knowledge of WLANs, RF technologies, troubleshooting strategies, network security and design and Enterprise Wi-Fi applications.

Our proctored information technology certification exams, are offered at all Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide.

Take the next step toward achieving your personal and professional goals and earning a higher salary. From here, you'll find information on each one of our CWNP certifications, include validation period, recertification, pre-requisites for exam eligibility and certification objectives.

Where to start?


CWS Certified Wireless Specialist

CWS® - Certified Wireless Specialist is an entry-level certification for those in sales, marketing and entry-level positions related to Wi-Fi. CWS teaches the language of Wi-Fi and is an excellent introduction to enterprise Wi-Fi. The CWS certification is valid for 3 years.

CWT Certified Wireless Technician

CWT® - Certified Wireless Technician is an entry-level certification for teaching technicians to install and configure Wi-Fi at the basic level. CWT provides the skills needed to install and configure an AP to specifications and configure a client device to connect to and use the WLAN. CWT is valid for 3 years.

CWTS Certified Wireless Technology Specialist

CWTS® - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist is an entry-level certification for sales professionals, project managers, and networkers who are new to enterprise Wi-Fi. Learn what Wi-Fi is before you learn how it works. CWTS is a lifetime certification.

CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator

CWNA® - Certified Wireless Network Administrator is an administrator level career certification for networkers who are in the field and need to thoroughly understand RF behavior, site surveying, installation, and basic enterprise Wi-Fi security. CWNA is where you learn how RF and IP come together as a Wi-Fi network. The CWNA certification is valid for 3 years.

CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional

CWSP® - Certified Wireless Security Professional is a professional level certification for network engineers who seek to establish their expertise in enterprise Wi-Fi security. Contrary to popular belief, enterprise Wi-Fi can be secure, if the IT pros installing and configuring it understand how to secure the wireless network. You must have a current CWNA credential to take the CWSP exam. The CWSP certification is valid for 3 years.

CWDP Certified Wireless Design Professional

CWDP® - Certified Wireless Design Professional is a professional level career certification for networkers who are already CWNA certified and have a thorough understanding of RF technologies and applications of 802.11 networks. The CWDP curriculum prepares WLAN professionals to properly design wireless LANs for different applications to perform optimally in different environments. You must have a current CWNA credential to take the CWDP exam. The CWDP certification is valid for 3 years.

CWAP Certified Wireless Analysis Professional

CWAP® - Certified Wireless Analysis Professional is a professional level career certification for networkers who are already CWNA certified and have a thorough understanding of RF technologies and applications of 802.11 networks. The CWAP curriculum prepares WLAN professionals to analyze, troubleshoot, and optimize any wireless LAN. You must have a current CWNA credential to take the CWAP exam. The CWAP certification is valid for 3 years. The CWAP exam is available at all Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide.

CWNE Certified Wireless Network Expert

CWNE® - Certified Wireless Network Expert is an expert level Wi-Fi certification for the most elite Wi-Fi professionals. Do you have what it takes to be recognized as an expert in enterprise Wi-Fi? If so, start here.

CWNT Certified Wireless Network Instructor

CWNT® - Certified Wireless Network Instructor Leverage your Wi-Fi and networking expertise and IT instruction experience to teach official authorized CWNP classes. CWNP Learning Centers must employ or contract a CWNT to teach any authorized CWNP training class.

Success Stories

I literally just came out of the testing centre having taken the CWDP exam. The certification process opened my mind to different techniques and solutions. This knowledge can only broaden your perspective. Great job, CWNP, you have a great thing going on here.

-Darren
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Working through the CWNP coursework and certifications helped not only to deepen my technical knowledge and understanding, but also it boosted my confidence. The hard work it took to earn my CWNE has been rewarding in so many ways.

-Ben
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I want to commend you and all at CWNP for having a great organization. You really 'raise the bar' on knowing Wi-Fi well. I have learned a ton of information that is helping my job experience and personal career goals, because of my CWAP/CWDP/CWSP studies. Kudos to all at CWNP.

-Glenn
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