CWT - Certified Wireless Technician
Current version: CWT-101 released in July 2021
Next scheduled update: CWT-102 releasing in July 2024
The Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) is an individual who can install APs based on a design document, configure the AP for initial operations and ensure connectivity. The individual can troubleshoot basic problems and assist users in-person or through remote communications in problem resolution. The ability to configure a WLAN client for connectivity is paramount with an understanding of the configuration process for SSIDs, security settings and other client adapter settings.
This individual is not responsible for WLAN design, analysis or security design; however, the CWT should be able to gather information from a design specification document to properly configure an AP and troubleshoot individual connection issues. The CWT may not be aware of the actual WLAN architectural design, the RF design or the full feature set in use to implement the WLAN.
Becoming a CWT:
The CWT certification is an entry-level WLAN certification from the vendor-neutral CWNP organization that brought you CWNA and other advanced certifications. To earn the CWT certification, you must pass an online exam with a score of 70% or higher. Those desiring to work as instructors teaching CWT classes must pass with a score of 80% or higher. Regardless of the way you choose to prepare for the CWT exam, you should start with the exam objectives, which cover the full list of knowledge tested on the exam. The CWT is a three-year certification, and it is renewed by passing the most recent version of the CWT exam again.
Primary Knowledge Domains of the CWT 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 CWT-100 (Exam expires December 31, 2021)
Exam objectives for CWT-101
CWT Exam Summary:
- Exam Number: CWT-101
- Cost: $174.99
- 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 Module
- eLearning Bundle
"I spent 10 months with [an employee] and he was still confused. He then got management to purchase the CWT bundle with [the CWNP] videos and he told me things make a lot more sense now. It goes back to me not having the time to focus on preparing to teach." -Jim Palmer (@WirelessJimP)
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