Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator – CWISA

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Official CWISA-101 Certification Training!

A Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator (CWISA-101) 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 vice versa, instigating the joining of the worlds of IT and OT.

This first class in the parallel track is CWISA, Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator, an associate-level training class aimed at bridging the gap between the worlds of wireless and Internet of Things. It investigates how wireless works, from an IoT perspective, and is an excellent introduction to IoT for the wireless engineer.

This class introduces the student to IoT and is, effectively, a CWNA-level class for people who want to learn more about IoT technologies. Conversely, it is a class about how wireless works from the perspective of an OT/IoT engineer. It is a comprehensive introduction into the world of IoT and discusses what a wireless engineer needs to operate it.

The candidate must have a working knowledge of Wireless, Cellular, and IoT technologies and is ideal for engineers who have at least 1 year of experience in the field.

The official Certified Wireless IoT Solutions Administrator (CWISA) training class covers a multitude of topics ranging from Wireless Technologies, Analysis, and RF Math, to Cellular Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and Automation (APIs).This class provides the networking professional with a solid foundation of knowledge for advancing within the wireless IoT networking industry.

From basic RF theory to automation processes, this course delivers training that will benefit the novice as well as the experienced network professional.

Main Areas Covered by CWISA Certification Training:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Automation (APIs)


You can view and download a PDF copy of this Class Outline here:
Class Outline _ CWISA 101

Note: this class does not include hands-on labs because of the nature of its content. This class is lecture-only. However, the instructors may provide live demonstrations of various related technologies.



  • Understand Wireless Networking and Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies
  • Comprehend Basic Radio Frequency Communications
  • Identify Methods for Planning Wireless Solutions
  • Describe Methodology of Implementing Wireless Solutions
  • Determine Best Practices for Supporting Wireless Solutions

Pre-Requisite Knowledge Advisory

  • Basic Understanding of Wireless Networking
  • Basic Understanding of Cellular Telephony Communication
  • Familiarity with Internet of Things

Exam Required for CWISA Certification

Proctored Exam
Exam Proctor: PearsonVUE
Recertification: 3 years

Class Outline

Module 1 – Introducing Wireless Technologies
  • History of Wireless
  • Introduction to Radio Waves, Frequencies, and the OSI Model
  • Wireless Components: Cabling, PoE, and Hardware
  • Lab Testing and Staging
  • Documentation
  • Security Advances
  • Industry and Regulatory Organizations
Module 2 – Introducing Wireless Technologies, cont.
  • Introducing Wireless Network Types (WLANs, etc.)
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Client Architectures
  • Types of Wireless Networks and Their Challenges
Module 3 – Planning Wireless Solutions
  • Requirements and Constraints
  • Network Design Components
  • Design Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Standard Documentation
Module 4 – RF Communication
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Frequency, Waves, Polarization, Gain and Loss
  • Wave Behavior and Modulation
  • Measurement
  • RF Math
Module 5 – Hardware
  • Antennas and Antenna Systems
  • Signal Transmission
  • RF Connectors, Cables, and Accessories
Module 6 – Cellular Networks
  • History
  • Architectures
  • Service Types
  • LTE Networks
  • Frequencies
Module 7 – Short-Range, Low-Rate, and Low-Power Networks
  • Speed, Range, Power
  • The IEEE 802.11 Standard
  • Frequency Bands
  • PHYs, BSS, ESS, etc.
  • Channels
  • 15.4
  • Bluetooth, LoRa, Zigbee
  • 6LoWPAN
Module 8 – Sensor Networks
  • Applications
  • Measurement
  • Sensor Types and Actuators
  • Architectures
  • Requirements and Constraints
Module 9 – The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Definition
  • History
  • Vertical Markets
  • Models
  • Hardware
  • Security
  • Wireless and IoT
Module 10 – Securing Wireless Networks
  • CIA
  • Data Protection
  • Monitoring
Module 11 – Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
  • Validation
  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Troubleshooting Specifics
Module 12 – Programming, Scripting, and Automation
  • APIs
  • Languages
  • Architectures
  • Layers and Tiers
  • Data Structures