CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator is the foundation-level wireless LAN certification for the industry-standard CWNP program. It is your starting point for wireless training and certification. CWNA covers a broad range of wireless LAN topics focused on 802.11 wireless technology rather than products of specific vendors. A CWNA-certified individual can confidently manage any wireless network, no matter what brand of equipment is utilized. There are no prerequisites for CWNA, but we do recommend that those seeking to pass the CWNA certification have a solid knowledge of IP networking technologies.
In 2001, when the CWNP program was created, there was a huge hole in the IT market in which there should have been some vendor-neutral wireless LAN training and certification. Microsoft and Cisco’s certification programs helped a fledgling computer networking industry grow from nothing in the 1990s to what it is today. Microsoft and Cisco have proven over and over that when millions of people are educated in a specific technology, those people work better and faster, are more knowledgeable and earn more than those people who are not certified.
All of the CWNP certifications are vendor-neutral. The advantages of learning in this way are numerous, but can be summed up with one statement: When you learn the technology behind all the products, you can confidently use any of the products.
Most of those who have earned one or more CWNP certifications have done so through self-study, mainly because of the cuts in IT training budgets in recent years. With that in mind, Cheatcerts has developed affordable study materials that will help you pass your certification exams quickly and easily, the first time.