Thank you for joining our live discussion on what you need to know and do to become a Wi-Fi expert.
Not sure what this is about? Not everyone has Wi-Fi expertise, but a lot of people want, or need, it. Your organization may be rolling out Wi-Fi and you need to learn a new skill. Or perhaps you have your eye on a career change, but your experience is more rooted in network management (the wired kind).
For the next five hours (9am PST - 2pm PST,) during which you can come and go as you please, and chime in as much as you'd like, we will cover a range of topics aimed at helping you get started learning, or advancing, your Wi–Fi knowledge. Ask, learn, share.
Everything you need to know to participate is spelled out here. As for the event itself and what we will cover, here's what to expect:
9 - 10am PST - CWNP and vendor neutral training
10am - 11am PST - Other training resources
11am - 12pm Hands-on Training
12 - 1pm PST – Career opportunities
1pm - 2pm PST – Importance of Wi-Fi Design and troubleshooting
We have some cool giveaways too!
Everyone who *registers AND participates – and by "participate" we mean asks or replies to a thread – gets a free booklet, which is an excerpted chapter (WLAN Troubleshooting and Design) from the latest edition of the CWNA Study Guide. (must register AND participate to be eligible)
Additionally, you will be able to compete to win one of ten copies of the full CWNA Study Guide or win the Grand Prize - a CWNA Premium Self-Study Kit (value $595).
The operative word to winning anything is "participate." We don't want to just talk about what we think you want to know. Nor do we assume we know everything. We want to hear from YOU - your questions, your knowledge. All *input is welcome. (*as expected, community guidelines for tone and good sportsmanship apply)
Contest Rules: The top 10 *most active participants will win a copy of CWNA Study Guide 4th edition. The TOP most active participant wins the GRAND PRIZE - the CWNP study kit. (*most active defined as posting, replying and liking)
Not familiar with us? Let me introduce myself, and David Coleman.
David Coleman is the Global Training Manager for Aerohive Networks, creators of the cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture. David is in charge of Aerohive training programs for all partners and customers throughout the globe. In his spare time, David writes white papers and books about enterprise Wi-Fi networking. David is the coauthor of Sybex Publishing's "CWNA Study Guide" - ISBN# 978-1118893708 and "CWSP Study Guide" - ISBN# 0470438916. Follow David on Twitter: @mistermultipath
Tom Carpenter is the author of fifteen books on topics of interest to technical professionals published by McGraw-Hill and Sybex, including Wireless Networking, SQL Server, Windows Administration and VoIP. He is currently the CTO at CWNP and is responsible for setting the direction and managing the content for the certifications available for Wireless LAN professionals. He also teaches technical and professional development classes. Follow Tom on Twitter: @carpentertom