I am studying to take the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam.  I plan on taking it in 3 weeks and I have been studying for 2 so far.  I usually spend a little more time on a certification but I am teaching a computer hardware course in 3 weeks and I want to have this certification behind me so I can concentrate on the class.  I found an online study group which has not worked out well so far but I hope to have more communication in the future.  Until then I will continue to read white papers and my books and talk with people on forums.

Here is a quote from someone who recently took the exam.

Let me share my progress to passing the CWNA exam. 2.5 yrs of I.T. training, college courses, and labs, including a 6-month security class. CompTia A+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA/MCSE, THEN CWNA. And yes, it was hard, I saw questions on the exam that I have never even remotely seen anything like it. I was answering questions on RC4…which made me wonder if I had gotten a CWSP exam by accident. No matter, I have my CWNA now, and plan on taking CWSP within 1-2 months.

I hope I can say the same thing soon.  I guess I will see.  I will take it again if I fail and study harder.  It is my goal and I will see it through.

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