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Secure Wi-Fi Essentials

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials

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Secure Wi-Fi Essentials

The WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam evaluates your understanding of the general wireless concepts, Firebox wireless devices, and AP management, along with a Gateway Wireless Controller. It also screens your efficiency in managing wireless WatchGuard APs with the Wi-Fi Cloud.

Who should take the exam?

This exam is highly recommended for network administrators having prior experience with wireless networking and also AuthPoint deployment.

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam Course Outline

The Secure Wi-Fi Essentials exam covers key concepts -

General Wireless Concepts

  • Wireless standards and protocols
  • Radio frequencies and bands
  • Wireless LAN basics
  • AP deployment best practices

Fireware Wireless

  • Firebox wireless devices
  • Manage WatchGuard APs with the Gateway Wireless Controller on a Firebox Wi-Fi Cloud
  • How to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks with Discover
  • Locations, floor plans, and configuration inheritance
  • Components of a wireless deployment
  • Wireless security modes and protocols
  • Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS)
  • Captive portals
  • Engage and Analyze applications

Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Secure Wi-Fi Essentials
Exam Code -
Exam Duration 120 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Networking
Number of Questions 50 Questions
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee $200 USD
Exam Language English
Pass Score 75% and above

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials FAQs

On failing the exam, WatchGuard offers you to retake your exam. You will have to pay a one-time retake fee of $100. However, other subsequent retake attempts will cost you $200. But, you can request a coupon code to receive a 50% retake discount, by sending an email on [email protected].

In the Secure Wi-Fi Essentials interview, you are required to have technical expertise in the field and the confidence and ability to portray the answers well. 

Prepare with Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Interview Questions and Answers

Watch Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Certification Online Tutorial focuses on skills including -

  • Cloud services for enterprise AP management
  • Patented WIPS security protection
  • Compliance reporting and visibility
  • Intelligent network visibility and troubleshooting with Discover
  • Guest engagement and location-based analytics with Analyze
  • Custom splash pages and marketing content for captive portals with Engage

The WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam evaluates your knowledge of general wireless concepts, Firebox wireless devices and AP management with a Gateway Wireless Controller, and how to manage wireless WatchGuard APs with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud. 

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Preparation Guide

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Certification exam is not an easy feat, you need access to the right learning resources to clear the exam. 

  • Instructor-Led Training
  • Self-Study Materials
  • Reference Book
  • Online Tutorials and Study Guide

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam Study Guide

Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam Cheat Sheet

WatchGuard Wireless Security Subscriptions

  • Basic Wi-Fi — It uses Gateway Wireless Controller on a Firebox for configuring, managing, and monitoring AuthPoints from the Firebox
  • Secure Wi-Fi — It uses the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud for managing, securing, and monitoring AuthPoints
  • Total Wi-Fi — It uses the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud for managing, securing, and monitoring AuthPoints.

For more - Secure Wi-Fi Essentials Exam Format

WatchGuard provides ADA accommodations upon request. Contact WatchGuard for further information.

All refunds are granted by Kryterion. However, refunds are offered only when you cancel your exam with 72 hours’ notice.

The exam reschedule or cancel policy varies depending on the exam you are taking

  • Online Proctored Exams: Up to the start time of the exam, without any additional cost
  • Exams at Kryterion Test Centers: At least 72 hours before the exam start time. Otherwise, additional fees will be incurred

In case you miss your scheduled exam appointment, you will not be eligible for a refund.

After purchasing the exam, you will automatically receive a confirmation email. This email will serve as your receipt. In case you want an actual invoice, you can get them from your Kryterion WatchGuard-branded Webassessor account. You can generate your receipt by going to the Generate Receipts button.

To maintain the integrity of its exam, WatchGuard does not provide any detailed information on exam results. But it provides high-level feedback at the end of your exam.

Presently, WatchGuard offers a total of three technical certification exams:

  • Network Security Essentials – This exam encompasses the content similar to that covered in the Fireware Essentials. Moreover, it is also inclusive of Basic networking and Fireware topics, which includes multi-WAN, VLANs, and more related topics
  • Secure Wi-Fi Essentials – This exam consists of the concepts of the basic wireless technology and Wi-Fi Cloud. In addition, it covers the understanding of the Fireware Gateway Wireless Controller and Wireless Firebox devices, as well
  • Multi-Factor Authentication Essentials – This exam screens your abilities in basic concepts of the authentication technology. Also, it covers the methodology of setting up, configuring, and managing WatchGuard AuthPoint

You will get your exam results right after you complete the exam, on the screen. The result will also be emailed to you. On passing the exam the email message sent to you will also include a date-stamped certificate for your records.

WatchGuard Certifications are valid only for a period of two years.

No, you are not allowed to carry any reference material or study aids while taking the exam.

You must score a minimum of 75% in order to pass the WatchGuard technical certification exam.

Candidates are required to get two (2) types of personal identification (ID). Both these IDs should have your signature, and either or both the IDs should have your photo. Valid types of identification include –

  • Current driver’s license
  • Current passport
  • Or any equivalent ID

Yes. WatchGuard recommends you to allow at least 24 hours between the time of scheduling your online proctored exam and the time of taking the exam. This is to ensure that you meet all requirements of the exam. Candidates can check detailed information on the exam requirements at the Kryterion Test Taker Guide.

WatchGuard provides candidates with an Exam Guide for each exam. This Exam Guide will be inclusive of a description of the exam, information on objectives of the exam, and a number of sample exam questions. WatchGuard also provides Study Guides. However, for the Study Guide, you must log in first. These guides are supplements to the basic recorded video training which is available on WatchGuard’s site.

The exam fee for all WatchGuard certification exams is US $200. These fees can be paid by any major credit card. The additional tax will be incurred, depending upon the location of your testing center. You must create your own account and then register for the exam.

You can register yourself for the exams in the Technical Training page. This page in available in the WatchGuard Portal (for Customers) or the Learning Center (for Partners). Another way to register is to visit the WatchGuard Exam Registration Site directly.

All the technical certification exams are offered by WatchGuard at authorized Kryterion testing centers around the world. However, if you find it inconvenient to travel to any testing center, WatchGuard provides you with an option of Kryterion’s online proctoring service. You can go for this online proctoring service to take your exam at your convenience.


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