What is The Next WiFi Rockstar contest about?

When I look back at getting started in the Wireless industry I can name the handful of people that have helped me along the way.

We want to pay it forward and help someone else get started and give them the opportunity to succeed as well.

Certification Bound

We want The Next WiFi Rockstar to be someone who is running the marathon and has their end goal set on the CWNE, CCIE Wireless, Aruba ACMX/ACDX, etc.

Being Social

We are looking for someone that is going to be the next superstar blogger, podcaster, Tech Field Day delegate, etc. Someone that is going to give back to the community.


Someone who is already motivated and working towards these goals but needs help fueling the rockets.


Someone who is going to share their knowledge obtained through the use of the hardware and software.

Am I Eligible?

Because we are trying to find The Next WiFi Rockstar you can't already be an expert or a rockstar in the industry. Because of this we are asking anyone that is a Tech Field Day delegate or member of a vendor program like Cisco Champions, Aruba MVP, Meraki Master, etc to refrain from entering.

If you currently hold any professional or expert level certifications from CWNP, Cisco, Aruba, or other wireless vendor we kindly ask that you not enter.

As of December 1st, 2014, you need to be a resident of the US or Canada and 18 years of age or older.

How to enter

We wanted to make it easy and fun to enter our contest.

  • 1

    Make a video!

    We don't need a documentary but we want a fun, energetic, eye-catching video telling us why you are The Next WiFi Rockstar. Maybe you have the most ghetto lab or you are just out of a college, show us why!

  • 2

    Post it!

    Post it to Youtube or Vimeo and tweet us with the hashtag #TheNextWiFiRockstar before December 19th 2014. You also need to be following @nsashow

  • 4

    We Vote

    We'll pick our top 5 videos that were submitted to be our finalists.

  • 5

    You Vote

    You the community along with the sponsors will then vote on the top 5 to determine who is The Next WiFi Rockstar.


The goal of the prize bundle was to give you everything you needed to learn Wireless networking and we think we did a pretty good job at accomplishing just that. We've got two different wireless architectures (controller and controller-less), software tools to analyze and troubleshoot RF, tools to check wired port access, and study materials to help you get your CWNA.

External Antenna Bundle Package

External Antenna Bundle Package

Aruba AP224, AP225 & 7005 Controller

Aruba AP224, AP225 & 7005 Controller

Cisco Meraki MR34

Cisco Meraki MR34

CWNA Premium eLearning Kit

CWNA Premium eLearning Kit

Ekahau Site Survey Pro

Ekahau Site Survey Pro

FlukeNetworks LinkSprinter 200 & AirCheck for Android or Windows

FlukeNetworks LinkSprinter 200 & AirCheck for Android or Windows

Metageek Chanalyzer + Wi-Spy DBx

Metageek Chanalyzer + Wi-Spy DBx

WildPackets OmniPeek

WildPackets OmniPeek

CWNP Libray from WLAN Pros

CWNP Libray from WLAN Pros

Either a CWAP, CWSP, or CWDP bootcamp from Eight-0-Two Technologies

Either a CWAP, CWSP, or CWDP bootcamp from Eight-O-Two Technology Solutions


The initial round of judges is made up of the NSA Show team. After the first round the community and sponsors will be able to vote for their favorite contestant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who's eligible?

US and Canada Only

You must be a resident of US or Canada and be 18 years of age or older.

What's the deadline?

December 19th, 2014

All video entries must be received by 11:59pm CST on December 19th 2014.

What are the software terms?

1 year

All software licenses are valid for a 12 month period. To continue use after 12 months please contact the software vendor.

How do I enter?

Post a video!

Required to post a video explaining why you are The Next WiFi Rockstar prior to deadline to Youtube or Vimeo. Follow @nsashow on twitter and tweet with the hashtag #TheNextWiFiRockstar.