Have CWNPs seen a measurable boost in their career?

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Anthony Zotti

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Rasika Nayanajith

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Depend on how you measure it. If you measure it by the confidence level you get on the wireless technologies, without no doubt CWNP is the best.

Other vendor certs helps you to know how to configure & troubleshoot their product, but nothing much about wifi fundementals in depth.

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David Coleman, Official Rep

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Oh yes.....  go the CWNP website and read about average salaries 
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Crowdie, Champ

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As much as I love the CWNP programme (David went am I going to get a cut of how many of your books I own :-) ) I find there is huge pressure to get vendor certifications as non-wireless people don't understand how important understanding wireless at layer one really is.

My current favourite quote is from Jon Foster's whitepaper "The Bad Science of WLAN Design":

802.11 Wi-Fi technology is enormously complex. Almost without question it is more complex than the more mature Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) technology upon which it sits. One of the reasons for this is that, when designing a Wi-Fi network it is not possible to ignore medium in which the technology operates – electromagnetic radiation broadcast and received by radio transmitters.
That said, I wouldn't swap the CWNP certifications for vendor certifications as the CWNP programme gives you the foundations required to install wireless properly.