Planet3 Wireless, creator of the industry-standard Certified Wireless Network Program (CWNP) training and certification program, and GigaWave Technologies have established a partnership.

The deal enables IT professionals to obtain both the CWNA certification and Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Certifications upon completion of GigaWave’s Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals and Site Survey training courses.

The CWNP Program is the industry standard for vendor neutral Wi-Fi career certification and wireless LAN training while San Antonio-based GigaWave is a provider of vendor specific Wi-Fi and enterprise mobility training.

Completion of both the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Fundamentals 3.0 and the Wireless Site Survey 3.0, prepares students for both the Cisco Wireless Certification (CQS) as well as the CWNA certification.

“Since the inception of the CWNP Program, Planet3 and GigaWave have been considered competitors…nothing could be further from the truth,” said Kevin Sandlin, CEO of Planet3 in Atlanta. “GigaWave develops and delivers high quality, vendor specific wireless LAN training, and their Cisco Aironet courses cover the objectives required for the CWNA certification. It couldn’t be a better fit for both of us, but more importantly it benefits the tens of thousands of IT professionals we collectively train every year.”