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Apr212010 “CWNA or BUST! -- Envelope please... and the winners are!



Envelope please... and the winners are!

I would like to thank everyone who applied for the My80211 CWNA / CWSP or BUST contest. It was a very very difficult decision to choose from so many great responses. Although you may not have been selected this go around, I encourage you to follow the blogging efforts of your peers. We will have similar giveaways in the future and I encourage you to apply!

Candidate Selection

When looking at candidates we took many factors in our decision making process. We wanted to insure each person had a desire and more importantly the drive to make it to the finish line of the CWNA or CWSP certification. While it is an extremely difficult to 'sniff' out folks with the desire and drive we think we did a good job. These lucky winners will be blogging to the WORLD with feeds through CWNP, MY80211 and other affiliated links. No pressure, right !? We also wanted to experiment with folks who have different levels of certifications. 

The lucky candidates have committed to a weekly blog. If they obtain their respected certification in 6 months expiring on 10/31/10 -- each will receive $100.00 of my hard earn cash towards their exam fee! 

In addition, tools are important. So, I will include an additional bonus. That’s right, there is more! Candidates will receive 2 Cisco 1200 series access points, console cable, power bricks, and a Cisco CB21 abg wireless PCMCIA – These are yours to keep courtesy of   

I chatted with Kevin and the CWNP kits will ship this week. Expect to see your APs in 2 weeks! 

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This could not be possible without the help of Kevin and Marcus @ CWNP. I would like to thank you for your contribution and I'm sure the lucky winners will as well. 

Envelope Please

and the winners are ........

John Bogard, Rick Todd, and Darby Weaver

John Bogard - John currently holds a CCNA certification. Some of you may know John from his participation on the Cisco Learning Network. John is seeking to expand his knowledge by achieving the CWNA certification. John is also studying for the CCNA Wireless Certification. 

Rick Todd - How can you not pick a guy with two first names (poor guy). ~~LOL~~ Rick has a wealth of hands on experience and holds a number of certifications. Rick currently holds both the wireless# and CWTS (CWNP) certifications. Rick has worked for a wireless ISP, has amateur radio experience and is seeking to further his experience and education by achieving the CWNA certification. 

Darby Weaver - Most of you may know Darby from his blog, "CHRONICLES OF DARBY WEAVER, NETWORK ENGINEER" @ or maybe you follow him on Twitter. Darby currently holds a wealth of certifications (CCNP,CCSP,CCVP,CCDP,etc) and is interested in obtaining his CWNA certification. Darby currently works in the Healthcare industry and I know he will bring an interesting perspective and study style that you will enjoy and follow. Darby brings experience, hands on and a wealth of knowledge from wired to wireless.

I wish each of you success in your journey for your CWNA certification. Don’t underestimate this certification. It is a challenge to achieve and a mountain to climb! You will have thousands of peers following your blogs... I’m sure you'll do well. We're all on the same team and if there is ANYTHING that I can help with, I am a phone call / email away as well as the experts @ . 

As for me, I will putting my hat in the ring as well. I have put my CWSP studies on hold waiting for the new material which was recently released. I will be blogging my efforts for the CWSP!

Congrats ! The spot light is on us now and its time to put the rubber to the road!


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Reader Comments (4)

Thanks George and everyone involved for giving my peers and myself the opportunity to help tell others what it actually takes for us to climb the mountain that is the CWNP program.

The CWNA is my own first step and I'll be submitting my first reports asap.

I'd hope to help keep everyone motivated towards the end goal of not only achieving the CWNA certification but also of being able to apply the knowledge behind the certification to real life networks and improve their quality along the way.

Thanks again for this most excellent opportunity.


Darby Weaver

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarby Weaver

Now that it is official, I am very grateful for this opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the wireless protocols, implantation, best practices. I am looking forward to getting a study plan in plan and taking suggestions as well as being able to provide my view point as well. As I await deliver of the materials I will sit for the IUWNE (CCNA Wireless) exam and I feel that the CWTS/CWNA/CWSP (and continuing) will give me a much better understanding of the technologies involved on the wireless side of Networking. Again many thanks to George and the folks at CWNP.


John C. Bogard

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC.Bogard

I'd like to thank everyone involved in at CWNP, George for being given the opportunity to join in this program. I am taking this step to improve my understanding of wireless for myself, my job, my family. I know the journey will be difficult, and at times overwhelming, but I seek to climb this mountain with my peers and reach the top.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRick Todd

Well done guys I missed out on this one.

This is one of my favourite sites

Keep up the good work

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPete Nugent

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