CWS® – Certified Wireless Specialist

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

CWS Exam Summary

Exam Number: CWS-101
Duration: 90 minutes
Questions: 60 multiple choice / single answer
Language: English
Availability: Online Exam


Upcoming courses

April 29, 2024

Location: Belgium – Malines

Price:  € 695


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