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RE: Wireless Specializations [7:92618] posted 09/09/2004
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Thanks Kevin and Chuck for that info!

I wrote 582 this morning and passed so now I am a Cisco WLAN Support

And yes Chuck, my own impression was kaching$

Although it seems the only thing different between the Support Specialist
and the Design Specialist is whether you have CCNA or CCDA - why does Cisco
have 2 exams?  Why waste my time and money?????


Oops - sorry about that.

Guess I'll schedule the next one.

Thanks again


-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 1:54 AM
To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Wireless Specializations [7:92618]

""Kevin Wigle""  wrote in message
> Hi Group!
> I'm studying to complete both the FE and SE exams.
> I did the wireless spec when the tests were online - open book.
> At the time you didn't get a personal cert for them, it was just good 
> for the company.(get premiere partner)
> I bought the Bosons for both exams and after going through them they 
> are practically 99.9% the same question database.
> I notice on CCO that the training recommended for the SE and FE is the 
> same.
> But there are 2 exams, 642-582 for the FE and 642-577 for the SE.
> Since I have CCNP/CCDP I will become a specialist in Wireless for both 
> Design and Support.
> My question is...... It seems the only differentiation is the prereq - 
> CCNA for Support and CCDA for Design.
> I am understanding this correctly?  If so - why 2 exams?? (if they are 
> the
> same)

Can you say "$" ;->

> Anybody took both exams and can comment?

I didn't take both - just the design because my title is Design Engineer,
but consider - just how many things can be asked about radio?

That having been said, I am more proud of my CWNA and CWSP certs - about as
vendor neutral as one can expect, given Cisco's dominance in this field as
well. With the CWNP materials offering a lot more depth than Cisco's
training materials.

Sometime next calendar year, the CWNP folks expect to be offering the CWNE
certification, which will cover equipment from multiple vendors, in a CCIE
like lab environment. Otta be fun  :->>

> Can I book both exams back to back and get it over with?
> Kevin Wigle

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