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May 25 2009   12:43AM GMT

Where to go for good wireless info

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So I’ve often been asked where to go for good wireless info when you’re starting to learn the wireless trade as it relates to IT. This isn’t one of those things every tech out there knows how to do aside from the home based wireless routers available in your local electronics retailers.

There are a few certifications out there that stand out to me. One is the CCNA Wireless specialty certification from Cisco. The Cisco material does a good job of covering all the basics and also outlining their own product line of course. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because Cisco is one of the major players in the wireless business.

Now if vendor neutral certs are more you style then I would steer you in the direction of the Wireless # certification. This exam however is retiring this year in July and will be replaced by the CWTS certification. After doing this there are a few other certifications you can go on to do to become more versed in the wireless world.

Another good idea is to get a lot of hands on experience with the equipment you learn about with these certs. You can do that by working for a company that does a lot of these wireless implementations. The combination of experience and certifications should make you a force to be reckoned with in the wireless world!

-RP

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