wireless network engineer
Organizations are becoming more and more dependent on wireless technology to connect remote and mobile workers to the company network. Wireless network engineers design, implement, and optimize a company's wireless LAN and other wireless technologies. Wireless network engineering is on the cutting edge of data communications technology. According to a 2009 Cisco survey, 65 percent of IT managers expected to add dedicated wireless networking job roles in coming years.
A bachelor-level computer engineering or computer science degree is the baseline qualification for a career as a wireless network engineer. Many engineers reach this advanced role by continuing on to a MS in computer engineering or an MBA in information systems. Certifications such as the Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®) or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) also play an important role in keeping wireless network engineers up to date in the latest WLAN and remote networking technology.
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