Ronald Van Kleunen provides IT service mgmt, security and wireless certification training services since 2003.
Ronald Van Kleunen answers our 7 Questions:
1. What is your full name or the name that most people are fond of calling you?
Ronald van Kleunen.
2. Where are you located?
I live 15 years in Singapore and run Globeron as company for 13+ years, but physically I am not often in Singapore, because of the family and also a lot of international travel for business development and to conduct training.
3. How long have you been in the WLAN Industry?
4. What’s your professional involvement in the WLAN industry now?
Speak at conferences like Wireless LAN Professionals Conference (WLPC) in USA and EMEA, work with governments and other international organisations to increase capability levels.
Conduct Wireless Certification courses at CWNE/CWNT level (the whole portfolio CWTS, CWNA, CWSP, CWDP, CWAP) Helping to improve wireless skills in the industry by instructor level training, but also to reach people in least developed countries (who cannot afford instructor led training) by offering online (self study) training (www.globeron.com/onlinetraining).
5. What is one thing in the industry that is happening now that has you the most excited?
Government & Telco’s related wireless networks and related Security aspects. The only way to get quality wireless networks in place is if there is governance, standardization and the industry accepting it.
6. What’s one project you’ve been involved in that you are proud of – why?
As first organization to get service oriented enterprise, security and wireless certification programmes adopted at Government levels and international organisations.
7. What advice would you give to someone just getting started in the industry?
- Get connected to the wireless industry and people (e.g. how to connect to CWNE’s https://www.cwnp.com/forums/posts?postNum=308122)
- Make mistakes, don’t be afraid to share mistakes, learn to loose and learn from your mistakes, ask questions (Every day I make mistakes in business, teaching, etc. etc. as long you recognize it and correct it)
- Work hard and learn and keep learning, eventually you will become the wireless champion in your organisation (that happened to many people I know).
- Share your knowledge and mentor someone else to become that champion.
Some starting points: The top 5 things to do if you are a WiFi specialist
- View 202 online WiFi videos provided by WLPC https://vimeo.com/keithrparsons/videos/
- Visit the CWNP website or read a CWNP book https://www.cwnp.com
- Communicate with the WiFi industry via Twitter https://www.cwnp.com/forums/posts?postNum=308122
- Understand what “Bad-Fi” is http://badfi.com/
- Learn, Share and Improve to get better business critical WiFi networks for consumers