Wireless Certification Benefits
BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION: WHY CERTIFICATION IS IMPORTANT?
A Professional Certification delivers numerous advantages and
Certification objectively appraises and evaluates the
performance of a professional on a particular job at a defined
skill level. Certification therefore assists an individual to
validate and authenticate his skills and performance levels.
Such validation conveys a definitive minimum standard of
education, experience, and expertise.
Wireless certification demonstrates that you are interested in
wireless profession—it’s not just a job.
In a competitive marketplace, this dedication may set you
apart from others. Since employers prefer certified
professionals for hiring and promotion, certified wireless
professionals have a greater range of career opportunities.
Wireless certification promotes your recognition as an ARE
certified wireless professional.
Certification provides an extra measure of credibility within
and outside the profession, by validating professional
Certification assists in getting a job, securing salary
increases and/or corporate advancement
"The 2001 Global Training and Certification Study," which
polled nearly 18,000 IT managers, certification candidates and
certified professionals, was conducted by Gartner Consulting
to better understand global training and certification needs,
and to provide more information about how and why IT training
decisions are made. This survey released by IT Leaders CompTIA
and Prometric underscores the value of Training and
Certification. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of IT managers
cite a higher level of service as a key benefit of having
certified staff, followed by a competitive advantage (59
percent) and increased productivity (57 percent).
Understandably a certified professional is preferred over a
non-certified for hiring, salary hikes, and promotions.
Depending on your employer, you may earn more money if you are
Two-thirds (66 percent) of professionals certified indicated
that their salaries increased after becoming certified. More
and more individuals are realizing that the benefits of
certification go way beyond keeping up-to-date with current
technology applications. It helps employees keep their jobs in
this competitive marketplace, and it also opens doors to
advanced career opportunities and increased salaries.
Increases self esteem
Professional certification serves as a mark of accomplishment.
It provides a measure of status and credibility among your
peer professionals and thus provides personal satisfaction.
THE BENEFITS OF INSTRUCTOR-LED CLASSROOM TRAINING
The research also showed that training and certification often
go hand in hand. Certification candidates who finished
classroom training were more likely to pass certification
tests and 40 percent of managers cited training as the key
factor in obtaining a certification. Sixty-four percent of
certified individuals believe that both training and
certification are beneficial to professional development, and
more than 70 percent of certified professionals indicated that
they would pursue training even if it did not lead to
IT professionals cited instructor-led classroom training as
the most useful method to prepare for certification (24
percent), followed closely by printed materials for self study
(23 percent). A higher proportion of IT professionals that
used both self-study and self-assessment tests in preparation
for certification exams passed their courses (51 percent)
compared to candidates who used all other methodologies.
WHY ACEWP CERTIFICATION?
ARE Technologies is a front-runner Research and Development
organization in the Wireless and Convergence space. It offers
the first vendor neutral Wireless Training and Certification
program known as Ace wireless Professional.
The ARE Certified Wireless Professional (AceWP) Curriculum is
comprehensive in content and practice to impart professional
know-how across the complete spectrum of prevalent Wireless
Technologies. The AceWP provides more than one year of
practical field experience in 400 hrs. of Instructor led
Training. For optimum benefit, the certification tests must reflect the
critical functions associated with the job, the skill levels
of each such function and activity. AceWP tests are conceived
and created with the above philosophy as the
AceWP was developed after a rigorous research undertaken over
a period of 4 years by a research team of 40 industry
representatives and academia scholars. The AceWP Beta Tests
were launched on 18th February 2001 and were conducted
throughout the year as part of the AceWP curriculum
The research team working on the AceWP project has compiled
a comprehensive course material running into more than 2500
Over 6250 practical problems faced by wireless developers in
real projects form the sample AceWP tests.
Over 250 full-length real-life projects have been made an
integral part of the curriculum.
More than 200 simulation subjects have been interspersed
with the course contents to give the students, the
much-required practical exposure across various Wireless
Over 1000 power point presentations have been prepared for
the instructors in the classes, to help the students
comprehend the subject matter in a coherent and intelligible
manner, across the five tracks of AceWP.
ARE Certified Wireless Professional (AceWP) is the first vendor neutral
Wireless Training and Certification program. AceWP is also the
only comprehensive vendor neutral Wireless Training and
Certification program currently available worldwide. The
bottom line is, there is no significant competition to AceWP,
either now or in immediate future(2 years). As of now, the
certifications available in the wireless arena, examine and
certify a very narrow band of wireless skills, primarily in
wireless networking. The sustained growth of the wireless
industry depends upon a skilled and knowledgeable workforce
across Wireless Domains. AceWP is the first and only vendor
neutral certification addressing the wireless skills gap
comprehensively, and providing a measurable standard for
professionals in the wireless arena.
As an ARE Technologies' Certified Professional, you also
receive the following benefits:
to technical information directly from ARE Technologies through
a secured area of the ARE Technologies' Web site.
Invitations to ARE Technologies' conferences, technical training
sessions, and special events.