CWSP® – Certified Wireless Security Professional

CWSP® – Certified Wireless Security Professional
CWSP is a professional level certification for network engineers who seek to establish their expertise in enterprise Wi-Fi security. Contrary to popular belief, enterprise Wi-Fi can be secure, if the IT pros installing and configuring it understand how to secure the wireless network. The CWSP certification is valid for 3 years.

The CWSP certification is a professional level wireless LAN certification for the CWNP Program. The CWSP certification will advance your career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully secure enterprise Wi-Fi networks from hackers, no matter which brand of Wi-Fi gear your organization deploys.

The Certification Magazine annual salary survey results for CWSP show a consistent annual increase in the average salary for CWSPs since 2005.

Average Salary for CWSP (US):

2005 – $83,000
2006 – $88,000
2007 – $87,000
2008 – $95,120

About the CWSP Certification

  • To earn the CWSP certification, you must pass 2 exams: PW0-104 and PW0-204.
  • Exam PW0-204 is available at all Pearson VUE testing centers
  • The new official CWSP Study Guide from Sybex *New!
  • Official CWSP practice test questions

CWSP (PW0-204) Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: PW0-204
  • Availability: Register at Pearson VUE
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 60
  • Question Types: Multiple choice / multiple answer
  • Passing Score: 70% (80% for Instructors)
  • Available Languages: English

The main subject areas covered by CWSP

  • WLAN Discovery Techniques
  • Intrusion and Attack Techniques
  • 802.11 Protocol Analysis
  • Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS) Implementation
  • Layer 2 and 3 VPNs used over 802.11 networks
  • Enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security design models
  • Managed Endpoint Security Systems802.11 Authentication and Key Management Protocols
  • Enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security Solution Implmentation
  • Building Robust Security Networks from the ground up
  • Fast BSS Transition (aka. Fast/Secure Roaming) Techniques
  • Thorough coverage of all 802.1X/EAP types used in WLANs
  • Wireless LAN Management Systems (WNMS)
  • Authentication Infrastructure Design Models
  • Using Secure Applications
  • 802.11 Design Architectures
  • Implementing a Thorough Wireless Security Policy

NOTE: During the exam, you are not allowed to mark a question to return to that question, nor are you allowed to go back to any question on the exam once you have answered that question.

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CWSP® – Certified Wireless Security Professional
CWSP is a professional level certification for network engineers who seek to establish their expertise in enterprise Wi-Fi security. Contrary to popular belief, enterprise Wi-Fi can be secure, if the IT pros installing and configuring it understand how to secure the wireless network. The CWSP certification is valid for 3 years.

The CWSP certification is a professional level wireless LAN certification for the CWNP Program. The CWSP certification will advance your career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully secure enterprise Wi-Fi networks from hackers, no matter which brand of Wi-Fi gear your organization deploys.

The Certification Magazine annual salary survey results for CWSP show a consistent annual increase in the average salary for CWSPs since 2005.

Average Salary for CWSP (US):

2005 – $83,000
2006 – $88,000
2007 – $87,000
2008 – $95,120

About the CWSP Certification

  • To earn the CWSP certification, you must pass 2 exams: PW0-104 and PW0-204.
  • Exam PW0-204 is available at all Pearson VUE testing centers
  • The new official CWSP Study Guide from Sybex *New!
  • Official CWSP practice test questions

CWSP (PW0-204) Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: PW0-204
  • Availability: Register at Pearson VUE
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 60
  • Question Types: Multiple choice / multiple answer
  • Passing Score: 70% (80% for Instructors)
  • Available Languages: English

The main subject areas covered by CWSP

  • WLAN Discovery Techniques
  • Intrusion and Attack Techniques
  • 802.11 Protocol Analysis
  • Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS) Implementation
  • Layer 2 and 3 VPNs used over 802.11 networks
  • Enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security design models
  • Managed Endpoint Security Systems802.11 Authentication and Key Management Protocols
  • Enterprise/SMB/SOHO/Public-Network Security Solution Implmentation
  • Building Robust Security Networks from the ground up
  • Fast BSS Transition (aka. Fast/Secure Roaming) Techniques
  • Thorough coverage of all 802.1X/EAP types used in WLANs
  • Wireless LAN Management Systems (WNMS)
  • Authentication Infrastructure Design Models
  • Using Secure Applications
  • 802.11 Design Architectures
  • Implementing a Thorough Wireless Security Policy

NOTE: During the exam, you are not allowed to mark a question to return to that question, nor are you allowed to go back to any question on the exam once you have answered that question.

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