Having started my Guest WiFi business Ultimate Wi-Fi I have learnt so many things that have opened up a whole new world for me. Including a completely new business model and website which is work in progress. I have learnt business skills on how to create a brand, to building a website, right through to registering a company. More importantly though, I have learnt how to find the resources I need for my new found passion in the Wireless world.
How to increase your learning
This is the most important thing to master, in my opinion. With the digital era taking over, there is every resource under the sun available to you, you just have to find them. If you have a strong desire to learn then you will find your path, even if it takes you away from your intended course. I started my journey on a whim and am now studying every day to get some cwnp.com qualifications - which I highly recommend!
My big tip would be to get yourself on Twitter and start following the industry experts. There are whole host of experts out there that love to share their knowledge. They regularly have heated discussions relating to Wireless technology, all for the love I might add. You can learn a bundle from these guys. If you are reading this and are keen to start on the 802.11 journey then I strongly advise you to follow the below people. There are lots more that contribute to this fantastic community but I will let you find them :-)
A very inspirational guy that knows his industry inside out. He runs a great website called wlanpros.com that has some awesome resources on. He runs the biggest WLAN conference out there, bringing all the industry together. Keith is very active on Twitter and gives some great tips on a daily basis!
Lee is the creator of the infamous #WIFIQ hashtag. Search this and read the community in full force, there are some interesting topics and views to be found. He also writes some interesting blogs over at wirednot.wordpress.com
Legend in the industry, a fantastic teacher and WiFi enthusiast. Check out the online courses over at howwirelessworks.com they are fantastic.
Also a great teacher. Nigel very kindly runs a podcast called wififorbeginners.com that teaches you all about Wireless from an entry level up to more expert level. I listen to these over and over again. He has years worth of experience in the networking world and is a top Wireless consultant in the UK.
Owner of the cleartosend.net podcast, which is awesome. He regularly interviews all the Wireless greats and is great for bringing the community together and sharing some knowledge.
Finding the above resources has started me on a very exciting journey into the world of WiFi and Wireless technology. My advice is to be yourself, get involved and enjoy the ride. Share as much knowledge as you can, we're all learning new things every day. Let’s spread the love!
Here are some self-indulgent links: