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Published: 7 Nov 2017

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Congratulations to the 2017 New IEEE WCPs

The results are in for the final IEEE WCET Certification Exam testing window of 2017.  Congratulations to those who successfully earned their certification in 2017!  Remember, all current IEEE WCPs can now request the IEEE WCP logo for use on your business cards and in your email signature to show that you are one of the elite professionals who have earned IEEE WCET Certification.  To receive your copy of the logo, email your request to Tara Gallus.  Please note that your IEEE WCET Certification must be up to date in order to receive the logo file.  IEEE general guidelines for use of IEEE logos on business cards need to be applied.

Missed your chance to earn IEEE WCET Certification in 2017?  Applications for the first testing window in 2018 will open on 2 January 2018.  Let us know that you would like to be notified when the application opens.

IEEE Tools to Help Your Career & Job Search

There are a wealth of resources available right within IEEE that can help you with your career.  This article highlights some of the top programs designed to help you go further in your career.  Note that some programs offer added benefits only available to IEEE Members.

IEEE Collabratec™
IEEE Collabratec™ is an online community that incorporates a number of tools to help professionals network, collaborate, and create - all in one central place. 

IEEE Collabratec™ can help you:

  • Connect with global technology professionals by location, interests and career pursuits
  • Access robust networking, collaboration, and authoring tools dedicated to technology professionals
  • Establish a professional identity to showcase key accomplishments

In addition, IEEE Collabratec is fully integrated with the IEEE JobSite, allowing you to search thousands of job openings and find resources to help you improve your résumé.  IEEE Collabratec™ Opportunities provide features to search and manage employment opportunities, your CV/Resume, and discover mentoring opportunities.

IEEE Collabratec is free for anyone to join, but IEEE Members can access special features only available as a part of membership.

IEEE JobSite
This valuable resource allows you to search a large database of open positions as well as post your resume for employers looking for individuals to fill job opening.  The IEEE JobSite has a number of other resources to you make the most of your job search such as a salary tool to help you find out how your paycheck compares by industry, function, location, and more.  There’s also a resume/CV builder to help you distinguish yourself and your professional assets.  You can also sign up for job alerts that notify you when a job is posted that your professional criteria.

IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE ResumeLab is an online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using a wide array of resume templates. Members can also perform mock interviews using over 900 potential interview questions or develop letters, portfolios, and skills assessments to use during the interview process. Best of all, the information developed on IEEE ResumeLab is easily shared with potential employers, mentors, or colleagues via a personalized website.

IEEE ComSoc Chapters
Connect with your local IEEE ComSoc Community!  It’s a great way to meet new people, network, and learn.  Find the IEEE ComSoc Chapter in your Region and begin connecting today!

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, our members develop lifelong skills that earn them prominent positions in industry, academia, and the community.  Members of IEEE-HKN have access to hiring opportunities: possess greater access to key positions in companies around the globe, as well as rapid career advancement by organizations actively seeking IEEE-HKN members. Learn more about becoming an IEEE-HKN member.

Fall 2012 IEEE WCPs: Your IEEE WCET™ Renewal Deadline Has Been Extended!

A message from Dr. Mohamed M. A. Moustafa, Chair, IEEE WCET Recertification & Accreditation Committee.

Responding to requests from many WCP credential holders who originally earned IEEE WCET Certification in Fall 2012, the IEEE Communications Society WCET Recertification & Accreditation Committee has extended the recertification deadline to 30 April 2018. To keep your credential active, you will need to renew your certification before this extended deadline.

If you choose to recertify through the path of showing the earned Professional Development Units (PDUs), the committee is confident that your experience and professional development during the last five years will meet the criteria for recertification. Should you have any difficulty completing the application form, you can send us your up-to-date resume and we can help you fill out the application.

An alternate option to recertify is to sit for the WCET Certification Exam during the next testing period, from 16 April – 12 May 2018.  Should you choose to recertify by taking the exam, your request must be received no later than the end of the current application period which closes on 30 March 2018.

Please, note the recent development to the IEEE WCET Recertification policy which became, effective starting from January 1, 2017. By visiting the WCET Website recertification section.

Join your fellow IEEE WCPs who have already recertified and are maintaining this valuable credential.  Learn more about recertification now.

Upcoming IEEE ComSoc Training Courses

The full list of courses being offered through year-end is now available.  Topics include 5G, Optical Communications, LTE, Wi-Fi, Security, IoT, and more.  Discounts available on select courses for early registration or registration for related courses as a “bundle.”  View the calendar of upcoming courses now.

Industry News

SDN pioneer sees 5G economic model premised on SDN, NFV
“As one of the pioneers of SDN, Stanford professor Nick McKeown very much believes SDN and NFV are at the foundation of 5G.” [FierceWireless]

Most Advanced” Satellite To Enter Full Production Phase Of Development
The AMOS-17 communications satellite “was specifically designed to cover the African continent, and is tentatively scheduled for a launch at some point in early 2019.” [WirelessDesign&Development]

AT&T deploys first cell site on wings
“AT&T is using a flying cell site to bring temporary connectivity to residents of Puerto Rico, where many towers and rooftop sites remain incapacitated due to Hurricane Maria.” [RCRWireless]

60 GHz band particularly appealing for fixed wireless: report
“A a new white paper identifies an area where small ISPs may benefit by using unlicensed spectrum in the 60 GHz band.” [FierceWireless]

To Secure the Internet of Things, We Must Build It Out of “Patchable” Hardware
“The flexibility of FPGAs will protect the world’s network of smart devices.” [IEEE Spectrum]

Carr Says FCC Will Take Up Wireless Infrastructure Permit Review Change At Next Meeting
FCC “will begin taking steps to streamline the permit review process for wireless infrastructure next month.” [WirelessWeek]

China to complete second phase of 5G tests by year end
“The Chinese government confirmed plans to launch 5G prototype products by mid-2018.” [RCRWireless]

Qualcomm boasts world’s first announced 5G data connection on 5G modem chipset for mobiles
“Qualcomm is taking some of the lessons learned in its early days of CDMA and applying the same sort of challenge-the-skeptics attitude to 5G.” [FierceWireless]

How to Increase Company Productivity and Efficiency with IoT
“The Internet of Things (IoT) has entered the business sphere, taking the cloud to the next step to increase your business productivity and efficiency.” [IoT Business News]

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