On March 26, 2013, Cisco announced updates to their associate-level certifications. CCENT is now the only prerequisite certification for the newly-created CCNA Routing & Switching certification (formerly CCNA) as well as the CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCDA certifications. The changes reflect the evolving job market and the latest Cisco technology, including IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS licensing, and a simplified 802.1x security implementation. For full details, visit ciscopress.com/ccna.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) is an associate-level Cisco certification. Credential holders possess the skills necessary to support small business or enterprise wireless LANS that use Cisco technology, including configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting such WLAN networks.
Prerequisite Certification: CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or CCIE/CCDE Certification. Effective October 1, 2013, you need only one more exam to achieve CCNA concentration if you meet these prerequisites: 640-554 IINS for Security or 640-722 IUWNE for Wireless or 640-461 ICOMM for Voice.
Register at PearsonVUE.com to take the CCNA Wireless exam.
Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 2 years
Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Network Engineer • Wireless Engineer • Wireless Network Engineer
Typical Job Tasks
CCNA Wireless professionals maintain small to medium-sized WLANs. Typical responsibilities including tasks such as installation, configuration, operation, and problem determination for WLANs.
$63,000-$133,000 per Indeed.com
Next Logical Certification
Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless (CCNP Wireless)
Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) 640-721
• Exam cost: $250 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
• Exam objectives from cisco.com