CWS - Certified Wireless Specialist
Current version: CWS-101 released in July 2021
Next scheduled update: CWS-102 releasing in July 2024
The Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) is a certification that validates the knowledge of wireless sales, marketing, entry-level support, and decision-making professionals related to 802.11 wireless networks.
The learning materials explain the language of Wi-Fi as well as the typical hardware and software used in wireless local area networks (WLANs). From radio frequency (RF) to Wi-Fi client devices, the CWS learns the terminology and processes of Wi-Fi.
Becoming a CWS:
The CWS certification is an entry-level WLAN certification from the vendor-neutral CWNP organization that brought you CWNA and other advanced certifications. To earn the CWS certification, you must pass an online exam with a score of 70% or higher. Those desiring to work as instructors teaching CWS classes must pass with a score of 80% or higher. Regardless of the way you choose to prepare for the CWS exam, you should start with the exam objectives, which cover the full list of knowledge tested on the exam. The CWS is a three-year certification, and it is renewed by passing the most recent version of the CWS exam again.
Primary Knowledge Domains of the CWS Exam:
- Understand Basic RF Hardware and Functions - 15% of exam
- Identify 802.11 Features and Functions - 30% of exam
- Identify Wireless LAN Hardware and Software - 30% of exam
- Understand Organizational Goals - 25% of exam
Exam objectives for CWS-100 2018 (Exam expires December 31, 2021)
Exam objectives for CWS-101 2021
CWS Exam Summary:
- Exam Number: CWS-101
- Cost: $149.99
- Availability: Online Exam
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Questions: 60 multiple choice/single answer
- Language: English
- Live Training Class
- Self-Paced Training Kit
- Study and Reference Guide
- Electronic Practice Test
- eLearning Modules
- eLearning Bundle
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