My path to becoming a Wireless LAN Professional.
I started back in the Novell days with the CNA–>CNE–>CNI–>MCNE–MCNI process. Then moved through the same with Microsoft MCP–>MCSE–>MCP–MCSE+I. Then followed a path through the Cisco track with CCNA–>CCDA–CCNP–>CCDP. There were also the little side paths through Linux, Security, Web Design, and a bunch of CompTIA certs.
I got a bit tired of continually chasing the ‘next best certification’ and decided to settle down and focus on a single topic. I happened to choose Wireless LANs at an appropriate time.
So I got into the CWNA–>CWSP–>CWAP–CWNE process and achieved CWNE #3.
Since 2002 I’ve been totally focused on the Wireless LAN arena. Back in 2004 I thought to start an ‘association’ to help link the Wireless Vendors with the Wireless LAN end-users. It was a good idea, but a bit too early.
The past several years I’ve been working exclusively with Wireless LANs – consulting, designing, and teaching about Wireless Networks.
In this time I’ve met some amazing folks.
- People I’ve learned much from
- Those I’ve developed great relationships with
- The thousands I’ve been able to teach
- And the hundreds of companies I’ve had the honor to consult all over the globe.
Here’s a graphic of all the different companies I’ve been able to work with – you can see the global demand for great WLAN Professionals
One of my main motivations for creating WLANPros.com was to reconnect and stay engaged with all these amazing people.
And I hope to do the same with you.
This site is dedicated to those who are involved in the craft of Wireless LANs – folks who work day-in, day-out with Wireless networking. A place to come and learn from, hang out with, and be inspired by other like-minded individuals.