CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a professional IT certificate offered by Cisco, an American corporation well known for its high-tech devices and networking solutions globally. The CCNA is a foundational certificate that gives recognition to a candidate’s base networking knowledge and skill-set. Wireless networking has become a lot more efficient and secure over the years and gained popularity for being convenient and cost-effective.

The demand and advancement of wireless technology is steadily on the rise, creating a need for networking professionals specializing in the wireless track. The CCNA Wireless certification was created with this need in mind, to give candidates job-role-specific skills to make a career in the wireless networking industry.

 

How to get a CCNA Wireless Certification?

 

In order to become CCNA Wireless certified, candidates must pass the 200-355 WIFUND examination. Cisco also requires any valid CCENT, or CCNA R&S or any CCIE as a prerequisite for the CCNA Wireless Certification. The certificate is valid for a period of 3 years, after which candidates can give any of the recertification exams prescribed by Cisco to extend the validity of their certificate. The recertification process ensures that certificate holders consistently upgrade their knowledge base as per industry standards.

 

CCNA Wireless Exam Details:

 

Exam Number 200-355 WIFUND
Exam Duration 90 minutes
No. of Questions Asked 60-70 questions
Available Languages English, Japanese

 

Why should you get a CCNA Wireless Certificate?

 

While wireless technology has already gained a lot of advancement within a few years of its inception, there is still a lot that remains to be explored in this technology sector. There is a requirement for professionals who can further advance the technology, make the current technology more accessible to the masses and also provide support to the current users of the technology.

In short, this is a highly lucrative path for people wishing to make a career in networking. Apart from the excellence of the field itself, a Cisco certification expands a candidate’s basic skills to configure, troubleshoot and monitor Cisco’s wireless network and optimize it for maximum benefit.

A Cisco certification also comes with sizable credibility in the networking profession along with a higher preference amongst recruiters and bigger salary packages as compared to non-certificate holders.

 

Popular profiles in the Wireless Networking domain:

 

  • Wireless Network Associate/Administrator
  • Wireless Technician
  • Wireless Implementation Support Engineer
  • Senior Wireless Network Engineer
  • Wireless Consulting Engineer
  • Wireless Network Planning Engineer
  • Wireless Implementation Engineer
  • Senior Wireless Network Engineer
  • Wireless Architect/Designer
  • Wireless Test Engineer

 

Prescribed Books for CCNA Wireless Certification: 

 

  • CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide