So you've decided to boost your career and become an IEEE Wireless Certified Professional to distinguish yourself in the highly competitive wireless market. What’s next?
Follow the steps below to see just how ready you are to sit for the IEEE WCET® certification exam and understand what you can do to prepare.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M READY TO TAKE THE WCET EXAM?
- Read the Candidate's Handbook - Request a copy if you don't have one
- Review the areas covered on the exam
- Watch a free webinar on how to prepare
- Take a practice exam
- Read the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK) 2nd Edition from Wiley.
- Review the ComSoc Training calendar for current course topics and dates
- Watch free ComSoc Tutorials Now
- Join the WCET group on LinkedIn
- Read the WCP e-newsletter - Subscribe today
- Review the FAQ for quick answers to general questions
The Candidate's Handbook is your most valuable resource when getting started. This free booklet can be obtained as a PDF version or print. 80 pages long it provides an overveiw to the WCET certification program; information pertaining to applying for the exam; what happens after you apply for the exam (setting up your appointment to test and how to locate a testing center close to you); preparation tips and resources; what happens on the day you take your exam -- like what to bring to the testing center / testing center rules; how you get your exam score and re-test if necessary; and recertification details if you want to keep your credential current.
Reviewing the exam specifications will give you a clear outline of exactly what is covered on the exam and how many of the questions on the exam will be allocated to that specific subject area. The free webinar gives you some insight into why the exam and program were created for those who like to know the methodology involved. A new version of the practice exam was launched during the Fall 2011. It's a 75 question online practice test with questions similar to those asked on the actual exam. This is a great way to assess which areas you are proficient and which ones you could use some extra study on.
Published by Wiley, A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition or WEBOK for short, is a 316 page softcover book that covers all seven areas tested on the exam. From Wiley's site you can review the Table of Contents.
IEEE ComSoc Training courses can help you prepare for the exam but you should be aware that they do not teach the exam. The topics covered can serve as a review or can help you learn more in areas you may not be current. Review course descriptions for specifics. In-person courses allow you the opportunity to ask the instructor direct questions and get an answer on the spot. Online courses are run using the GoTo Webinar platform and you can ask questions online as each session is run live. Learn more about ComSoc Training.
Learn more about IEEE WCET, understand the benefits of getting certified, review application details, find a testing center close to you, schedule your exam, review resources and understand what you can do to prepare to take the exam.