Alan Blake Earns CWNE®, One of the Top 10 Most Difficult Designations in the IT Industry

Blake Becomes the 129th Wireless Professional to Join the Rank of Certified Wireless Network Experts, the Prestigious Last Step in the CWNP Program.

Durham, NC, December 21, 2013 --( CWNP, LLC (Certified Wireless Network Professional), has announced Alan Blake as one of the newest Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®), obtaining the most advanced skills available in the current enterprise Wi-Fi market. Blake is the 129th person worldwide to hold this prestigious title, which has been recognized as one of the 10 most difficult designations to earn throughout the entire IT industry. The CWNE certification assures that wireless professionals have mastered skills to design, install, configure, administer and troubleshoot wireless network systems. Additionally, CWNE professionals are adept at advanced design, protocol analysis, intrusion detection and prevention, performance and quality of service (QoS) analysis, and spectrum analysis and management. CWNE certification was also recently ranked No. 3 among the 18 Hot IT Certifications for 2014 by Network World, the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives.

With more than 5 years of experience in the wireless industry, Blake is contracted to Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS), an IT solutions provider specialized in solutions for businesses from Fortune 50 to emerging companies. In this role, he provides network design services to General Electric (GE) and is responsible for designing and building enterprise wireless solutions, LAN/WAN and security networks. Blake started his career in Fibre Optic installations and terminations for the military in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining CBTS, he held positions with British Energy, Motorola and T-Systems.

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“CWNP is honored to welcome Alan Blake as our newest CWNE,” said Brad Crump, president of CWNP. “Alan’s impressive background in wireless solutions and his many years of industry experience makes him the ideal candidate for CWNE certification. We are proud of his tremendous achievements and look forward to watching him continue to succeed with this new designation.”

“The thing I like most about CWNP is its mantra – vendor neutrality,” said Blake. “CWNP gives you the facts and the technical knowledge about Wi-Fi that professionals need to succeed. Everything you learn from a CWNP book or instructor will be applicable in the real world, regardless of which vendor you might work for. I am very excited to reach this milestone in my career and am looking forward to the many opportunities for advancement it provides.”

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About Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP):
CWNP is the recognized industry standard for enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training. Its certifications cover the full range of technologies underlying all enterprise WLAN products. CWNP offers four levels of enterprise Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) certification and prepares IT professionals to specify, design and manage wireless LAN systems regardless of the vendor solution utilized. CWNP has customers in more than 150 countries and authorized training partners in all major global theaters. For more information about CWNP, visit
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