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CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist

ISBN : 9781616917036

The CWNP Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS) certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence in install and configures wireless network hardware components. Candidate should have a basic understanding of data networking concepts.

The certification exam is a standalone certification from CWNP with the exam code PW0-070. Its upgraded version on is PW0-071.

The exam is targeted at professionals who must be familiar and confident with the terminology and fundamental functionality of enterprise 802.11 wireless networks. The exam validates the understanding of enterprise WLAN sales.

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uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

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Exam related FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 125
Where do I take the exam? The CWTS exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click link
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of linear, multiple choice questions, multiple answer.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? While there are no official pre-requisites to take the Network+ certifications, both CWNP and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate should have one year experience in Wireless Technology
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 70%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CWTS certification, CWNP's retake policy is:

If the first time you take the exam you do not pass, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 7 days to retake the exam a third time. A 7-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again unless you are trying to become a CWNT and have received prior written permission from the CWNP Program.

What is the validity of the certification? Retired
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the PW0-070, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A CWNP CWTS certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Project manager
  • Wi-Fi Professional
  • Security Manager
  • Support Analyst
  • Define the roles of the following organizations ...Wi-Fi AllianceRegulatory Domain Governing Bodies
  • Define basic characteristics of Wi-Fi technology... modesBSSID, SSID, BSS, ESSProtection Mechanisms
  • Summarize the basic attributes and advantages of...ccess (WPA/WPA2) certificationEnterprisePersonal
  • Identify the purpose, features, and functions of...Power over Ethernet (PoE) DevicesMidspanEndpoint
  • Identify the purpose, features, and functions BridgesClient utility software and drivers
  • Identify the purpose, features, and functions of...ional / dipoleSemi-directionalHighly-directional
  • Define the basic units of RF measurements. Milliwatt (mW)Decibel (dB)dBmdBi
  • Identify factors which affect the range and phones, microwave ovens)Environmental factors
  • Define and differentiate between the following p... layer wireless technologies. HR/DSSSERPOFDMMIMO
  • Define concepts which make up the functionality ...WPAN co-existenceCSMA/CA operation - half duplex
  • Identify RF signal characteristics and the appli...ssive GainBeamwidthsSimple diversityPolarization
  • Describe the proper locations and methods for in... antennas Pole/mast mountCeiling mountWall mount
  • Identify the use of the following WLAN accessori...connectorsLightning Arrestors and grounding rods
  • Understand and describe the requirements to gath...nectivity requirementsAntenna use considerations
  • Define and differentiate between the following W...hitecture (MCA)Single Channel Architecture (SCA)
  • Define the need for and the use of a manual survey types. Active surveysPassive surveys
  • Differentiate between manual and predictive site...d disadvantages of each site survey methodology.
  • Define the need for and use of a protocol analyz...entifying, locating, and assessing nearby WLANs.
  • Differentiate between site surveys involving networks with and without a mesh access layer.
  • Define the need for and use of a spectrum analyz...tion of Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi interference sources
  • Identify limitations on hardware placement. Area...placedAreas beyond Ethernet distance limitations
  • Understand industry best practices for optimal u...l and omni-directional antennas in site surveys.
  • Identify deployment scenarios for common WLAN ne...portation networks (trains, planes, automobiles)
  • Recognize common problems associated with wirele... connectivityWeak signal strengthDevice upgrades
  • Identify procedures to optimize wireless network...pacity and utilizationMultipath and hidden nodes
  • Identify and describe the following WLAN securit...ntrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)Captive Portal
  • Regulatory Compliance PCI ComplianceHIPAA ComplianceEnforcing compliance with WIPS