Certified Wireless Network Expert

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The Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) is the highest level certification in the CWNP program started in 2001 by Planet3 Wireless.[1] It certifies the ability to design, install, secure, optimize and troubleshoot IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.[2]

Certification track[edit]

The CWNE is the final exam in a four-level certification process. In addition to the wireless fundamentals, administration and security aspects certified by the preceding qualifications in the program, the CWNE adds network and protocol analysis skills.[3]

CWNE Requirements[edit]

The requirements for earning the CWNE certification changed on October 1, 2010, when the CWNE exam (PW0-300) was retired. The new requirements for the CWNE certification are:

  • Valid and current CWSP, CWAP, and CWDP certifications (requires CWNA).
  • Three (3) years of documented enterprise Wi-Fi implementation experience.
  • Three (3) professional endorsements.
  • Two (2) other current, valid professional networking certifications.
  • Documentation of three (3) enterprise Wi-Fi projects in which you participated or led in the form of 500 word essays.
  • Re-certification every three (3) years by passing the most current version of either the CWSP, CWAP, or CWDP exam.[4]

See also[edit]

Professional certification (Computer technology)


  1. ^ "First CNWP Press Release". cwnp.com. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Preparation Guide for Exam PW0-300 - Wireless Network Expert". cwnp.com. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  3. ^ "CWNE Certification Requirements". cwnp.com. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  4. ^ http://www.cwnp.com/index/certifications/cwne

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