Passed CWNA today

AndersStAndersSt Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
Took the exam today. Since my native language isn´t english I get another 30min, 2h total for the exam. It took me 57min to complete the 60 questions, got 80%.

Network Security 75%
RF Site Survey 100%
Network Implementions 75%
RF Technology 100%
Protocols & Devices 64%
Regulations & Standards 70%

I´m a bit dissapointed on the Protocols & Devices part, don´t really know what happened there. Got somewhat stressed up by the whole situation, this is my first certification ever. Anyway, I made it. I havén´t really studied that hard but have been working in the wireless business since about 2002. Today I manage a wireless network of +200 AP, Cisco WiSM/WCS.

Must say that I was surprised over the amount of questions about DSSS and FHSS. We rarely see such legacy standards here in Sweden.

Regards
Anders

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    AndersSt wrote:
    Took the exam today. Since my native language isn´t english I get another 30min, 2h total for the exam. It took me 57min to complete the 60 questions, got 80%.

    That's a solid score, congratulations!
    AndersSt wrote:
    I´m a bit dissapointed on the Protocols & Devices part, don´t really know what happened there. Got somewhat stressed up by the whole situation, this is my first certification ever.

    Wow, you started with a relatively tough one. Don't worry about that section; you did really good overall.
    AndersSt wrote:
    I havén´t really studied that hard but have been working in the wireless business since about 2002. Today I manage a wireless network of +200 AP, Cisco WiSM/WCS.

    What are you doing next? Any interest in that CCNA wireless specialization?
    AndersSt wrote:
    Must say that I was surprised over the amount of questions about DSSS and FHSS. We rarely see such legacy standards here in Sweden.

    They are actually just now rolling out a new version of the exam. I wonder if they will still place as much emphasis on those as they did in the past.

    Oh, and welcome to the forums! :D
  • AndersStAndersSt Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    dynamik wrote:
    That's a solid score, congratulations!

    What are you doing next? Any interest in that CCNA wireless specialization?

    Oh, and welcome to the forums! :D

    Thanks! :D

    Maybe I´ll go for the CCNA or CWSP, why were the CWAP discontinued anyway? That would have been an interesting challenge.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Congrats on the pass, and good luck with the CCNA and/or CWSP studies. Prepare to see a lot of standards and technologies that are either on their way out or already there, since they tend to show up on the tests due to ensure legacy support. icon_lol.gif

    Och välkommen till TechExams.net så klart. :D

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  • AndersStAndersSt Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:

    Och välkommen till TechExams.net så klart. :D

    Swedish?! You´ve got a scandinavian keyboard over there?
    Jäklar vad paff jag blev... icon_confused.gif
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    AndersSt wrote:
    Slowhand wrote:

    Och välkommen till TechExams.net så klart. :D

    Swedish?! You´ve got a scandinavian keyboard over there?
    Jäklar vad paff jag blev... icon_confused.gif
    Heh, heh. No, I just set my American keyboard to type in Swedish when I need to. I'm originally from Ystad, but I've lived in the US for almost 19 years. (Min svenska är urusel nuförtiden.)

    Luckily, I'm headed to UC Berkeley for my four-year degree, and they offer language classes in Swedish. I can not only brush up and "re-learn" my language, but I can also **** a little bit and use those classes for my humanities requirements. Since I'm not learning the language from the beginning, I can take it easy and focus only on the grammar and advancing what I already know. icon_lol.gif

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,675 Admin
    Congratulations on your pass! :D
    AndersSt wrote:
    Maybe I´ll go for the CCNA or CWSP
    The CCNA Wireless or CCNA Security would be a good match with the CWNA/CWSP.
    AndersSt wrote:
    why were the CWAP discontinued anyway? That would have been an interesting challenge.
    The CWAP information was folded into the CWNE cert. I was very interested in the CWAP too, but I've not had enough practical experience with reading the 802.11 protocols to have attempted it.


    Slowhand, I have a friend from Norway who says that spoken Swedish is just "drunken Norwegian." Care to validate or refute that assertion? ;)
  • mamonomamono Member Posts: 776 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! :) Currently reading up on CWNA, I'm still waiting on CWNP to publish the additional PW0-104 study guide material like they said they would...
  • harristsharrists Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. CWNA exams definately one of the hardest tech exams for me. Planned to take the CWSP early next year.
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