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Are these certificates no good?

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by GiddyG, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I notice that there have not been much in the way of posts recently in this area of the forum.

    I'm interested to know whether this is because people don't see the point in obtaining these wireless certs.
     
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I've never met anyone with one . . .
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Morning! 8)

    No, I haven't either but, reading the bumpf on the CWNP site, they look as though the books certainly will give a lot of info... and I like the idea of learning more about wireless.

    If I go for them, I'll start off with the CWTS. Not sure if the Net+ would give enough background to start looking at the CWNA straight off.

    Unfortunately, it appears Mr Coleman no longer visits CF; otherwise, I'd ask him for a view.
     
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I was going to go for the CWTS, however I ended up doing a level 3 wireless course that was offered by Danconi and Coventry University.

    -ken
     
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  5. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Do you mind if I ask why you decided on that route, Ken?
     
  6. wagnerk
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    Work paid for it, that's all :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Ah... OK. Cheers.

    In that case... CWTS book. Ordered. :D
     
  8. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Would it not be better (i.e. more recognised) to go for some of the Cisco certs ?
     
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  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Morning Kevin! :D

    Umm... could be... but I was looking for something more 'vendor neutral' as a starter for 10. However, I can now see why perhaps the CWNP certs may not have the pull that I thought they might...

    Thanks for the info.

    John
     
  10. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I guess he could, however those Cisco need to be renewed every 2 years as well as you have to have a valid CCNA or above as a pre-requisite.

    Plus I believe that the CWTS does not expire and it doesn't have any pre-requisites.

    -Ken
     
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  11. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi Ken.

    Yes, I saw the 2-year renewal, but I wasn't sure from reading the page if you did need the CCNA first. Thanks for the further clarification.

    You're right about the CWTS by the way.

    John
     
  12. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    CWTS book just arrived. :-D

    Going to learn how to install PCMCIA, PC Card and USB LAN adapters apparently... ;)
     
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    Tell me how you get on, sounds interesting :)
     
  14. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Will do mate... I'll try to update on here as I go through the chapters.
     

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