The Importance of Setting Goals

The New Year always brings renewed hope and positivity. Goal setting is something that is on everyone’s minds at this time of year. Everyone wants to improve themselves, or their circumstances, and this is a fabulous time of year to start the process of making an improvement – or at least to start thinking about…

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2020 in Review

Wow! Did That Just Happen?! What a doozy! 2020 has been a horrendously difficult year for everyone. Just as we were expecting great things to happen: to attend many conferences; bring on many new clients; and initiate new trainings, COVID-19 hit us all. The great thing is that, if you are reading this, you are…

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CWNP’s Newest Update: CWNA-108

CWNP has released the newest iteration of its flagship CWNA certification curriculum CWNP has recently released its newly updated Certified Wireless Network Administrator certification, version 108 (CWNA-108)! In order to stay at the forefront of technology, certifications must be refreshed regularly. This is standard throughout the IT industry. The usual lifecycle is approximately 3 years.…

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Money, Money, Money

Following on from a previous blog about the Value of Certifications, we decided to see exactly what kind of actual financial difference possessing certifications made, to the average engineer. What is the point of certifications? There are a few of important answers to that question: To gain knowledge (to do a better job for your…

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CWISA: When the IT and OT Worlds Conjoin

CWNP Training Certification – CWISA: Bringing the Worlds of Wireless and Internet of Things Together! A Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator (CWISA) certification and training class has been introduced into CWNP’s portfolio. It is part of a parallel track to CWNP’s wireless training certification suite. This track focuses on IoT from the wireless perspective, and…

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The ROI of IT Industry Certifications

Return on Investment – Great Skillsets Deliver Great Results! Just like painting, music and dance – designing and administering networks is an art form. It can just seem like computer code to many people, but carefully crafted designs have made many companies very successful. Computer network design and management isn’t just about the code used.…

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Zigbee & Z-Wave (in the Home)

So, you’re excited by the idea of a Smart Home? You like the idea of motion detectors detecting you walking in and turning the lights on for you? You dream of saying things like “Alexa, turn the kitchen lights off”, “Hey Google, turn the temperature down by 1 degree”, or “Siri play ‘Game of Thrones’”?…

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Other IoT (Besides BLE)

I wanted to let you know that there are other IoT protocols out there besides BLE. We hear a lot about BLE, and last time, I wrote a lot about the operation of BLE. This time I want to write about other alternatives. This isn’t going to be a comprehensive list but, hopefully, will give…

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Location? Location! (Wi-Fi Location Services)

Bring Me My Goodies! Ordering your groceries online, and having them delivered to your home, is becoming a commonplace event, but new innovations being rolled out around the world are still inspiring awe. In the UK, in a small city about 50 miles north-west of London, one of these new innovations has been in existence…

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