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CWS – Certified Wireless Specialist


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  • 1 Days Course
    Wireless / Mobility

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The CWS training prepares you for the Certified Wireless Specialist exam. This certification 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.


    See other CWNP training.


    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • Understand Basic RF Hardware and Functions
    • Identify 802.11 Features and Functions
    • Identify Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
    • Understand Organizational Goals


    RF Frequency

    • Identify RF Characteristics
    • Explain basic RF Behaviours

    RF Hardware

    • Understand Antenna Types

    The 802.11 Standard

    • Know the Frequency bands used
    • Identify PHY Characteristics

    Channel Plans and Performance Factors

    • Select appropriate channel plans
    • Identify factors implementing wlan performance
    • Understand the basic requirements for VoWLAN

    WLAN Security, BYOD and Guest Access

    • Explain the basic differences between WPA and WPA2 Security
    • Determine the best solution for BYOD and Guest Access

    Enhanced 802.11 Functions

    • Describe features of enhanced 802.11 functions
    • Explain the requirements of fast and secure roaming for non-technical professions

    Wireless Access Points

    • Identify AP features and capabilities
    • Describe AP management Systems

    Wireless Clients

    • Determine capabilities of Client devices
    • Discover client devices and applications in use

    WLAN requirements

    Target Audience

    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.


    Students should have basic networking knowledge, including understanding of the OSI Reference model.