To become a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), candidates have to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of wireless technology. Candidates are tested and have to pass the test with a 70% or higher score. Once acquired, the CWNA certification is valid for three years. Pine Cove's head of service delivery Kate Swistowicz just joined Pine Cove's systems engineers Jordan Crippen and Mike Stroud in becoming a Certified Wireless Network Administrator.
"Before taking this course & test I basically thought Wi-Fi was magic just like FM radio is magic," said Kate Swistowicz. "Now I have a firm understanding of the physics of wireless signals and how modern Wi-Fi networks function. This will help me better serve our clients by capitalizing on the increased knowledge I gained from becoming a CWNA."
The CWNA covers topics including:
- Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
- Antenna Concepts
- Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
- Network Design, Installation, and Management
- Wireless Standards and Organizations
- 802.11 Network Architecture
- Wireless LAN Security
- How to Perform Site Surveys
Along with the CWNA's mentioned above, Pine Cove's tech team is decorated with dozens of certifications from its IT partners. These certifications, along with the quantity of the products and services Pine Cove sells, qualifies it for the highest partner levels which in turn grants Pine Cove's customers the best pricing possible.