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Four More Aerohive Employees Get CWNE Certified

By David Coleman in · HiveMind Blog · March 28, 2017

Numerous Aerohive employees hold CWNP certifications, and now we have four more to announce.

CWNP, founded in 1999, is the IT industry standard for vendor-neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training. IT professionals in over 150 countries have pursued the foundation level vendor neutral 802.11 certification of Certified Wireless Networking Administrator (CWNA).   

Because the CWNP program is vender neutral, most of Aerohive’s competitors require their system engineers and other technical staff to be CWNAs. Aerohive leads the way with certified CWNA employees! 

Certified Wireless Networking Expert (CWNE) is the top-level certification offered by the CWNP program. To become a CWNE, a WLAN professional must pass four very hard exams about 802.11 wireless networking administration, security, analysis, and design. 

But keep in mind, passing four tests is only the beginning. All CWNE applicants must establish many years of WLAN experience, meticulously document involvement with numerous WLAN projects and seek endorsements from respected WLAN industry professionals. The CWNP Board of Advisors must approve all CWNE applications.

As of today, just over 200 individuals are card-carrying CWNEs, 14 of which are at Aerohive.  The latest new CWNE certified bees certified are:

Nathaniel Moore, Sr. Inside Systems Engineer, CWNE #222
Nathaniel Moore, Sr. Inside Systems Engineer, CWNE #222


Aren Gates, Technical Marketing Engineer/Trainer, CWNE #220

Matthew Norwood, Senior Systems Engineer, CWNE #218

Jesse Dewath, Senior Technical Architect, CWNE #209

What makes this accomplishment even more outstanding is that all of these gentlemen have achieved CWNE status so early in their respective Wi-Fi careers. Nathaniel works out of the UK office, Matthew is based out of Tennessee, and both Aren and Jesse work from Aerohive headquarters.

Do you have questions about becoming a CWNE? You can find answered questions in our community discussion, or you can ask us questions on Twitter.

David Coleman (@mistermultipath )

David Coleman is a wireless mobility consultant and trainer. For the last seventeen years, David has instructed IT professionals from around the globe in enterprise WLAN design, WLAN security, WLAN administration and WLAN troubleshooting. In his spare time, David writes white papers, blogs and books about enterprise Wi-Fi networking. David is the co-author of Sybex Publishing’s CWNA Study Guide, CWSP Study Guide and CWAP Study Guide. David is the Senior Mobility Leader for Aerohive Networks and is CWNE #4. Aerohive invites you to download a free ebook co-authored by David Coleman: WLAN Troubleshooting and Design here:


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