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Results of first IEEE WCET certification examination


February 5, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

The IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) announced the results for the first-ever IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification Program examination held last fall.

According
to credential developer Professional Examination Service (PES), nearly
84% of those completing the IEEE WCET examination earned a passing
grade. The exam, which consists of 150 multiple-choice questions
encompassing seven key and distinct wireless areas, was developed and
conducted under the guidance of PES, in addition to the input of
thousands of volunteers and wireless industry experts from around the
world.




The IEEE
WCET Program was launched in 2008 by IEEE ComSoc and an international
collection of industry experts to address the worldwide wireless
industry’s ongoing need for qualified professionals. It was also
designed to provide professionals with a quantifiable method for
demonstrating expertise in the wireless field as new opportunities
develop worldwide.




To
qualify for the IEEE WCET designation, candidates with a bachelor’s or
comparable degree from an accredited institution and at least three
years of professional wireless engineering experience must pass the
program’s detailed comprehensive examination. Administered on computer
at selected worldwide locations, the official IEEE WCET exam consists
of 150 multiple-choice questions. Applicants are given four hours to
complete the exam.




Interested parties are urged to CLICK HERE
for program information and updates, including eligibility
requirements, testing dates and locations, application information
(deadlines, examination specifications, links to training
organizations) and free resources (glossary, list of references, and
sample questions).




Other
resources include free subscriptions to the bi-monthly IEEE Wireless
Communications Professional electronic newsletter and a free
Candidate’s Handbook covering policies, subject area details, reference
sources and sample questions. In the coming weeks, the draft Wireless
Engineering Body of Knowledge (WEBOK) book, which outlines the scope of
wireless technologies and cites numerous wireless communication
reference sources, will be available free-of-charge in PDF format to
anyone applying for the IEEE WCET certification.




N.B.
ComSoc has extended the registration deadline for the upcoming
certification program examination to 28 February. The exam window will
be open 16 March to 4 April 2009.




CLICK HERE to learn more about the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering

Technologies Certification Program.



CLICK HERE to visit the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).