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Wireless LAN Specialization

Cisco Is Retiring Wireless LAN Specialization (read the announcement)

Announcement Date: April 1, 2014 · Retirement Date: July 1, 2014 · Program End Date: July 31, 2016

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Prove your knowledge in unified wireless LAN solutions, from sales to support.

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Become a Wireless LAN Specialized Partner

The Cisco Wireless LAN Specialization helps your company to:

  • Develop sales, technical, and service capabilities for integrated WLAN solutions
  • Increase technical competency within the company
  • Be recognized as a Cisco Specialized Partner in the Cisco Partner Locator

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The specialization also entitles you to a range of additional benefits. You can:

Specialization Requirements

There are three required roles for the Advanced Wireless LAN Specialization: Account Manager (AM), Systems Engineer (SE), and Field Engineer (FE). One individual may fulfill both the AM and SE, or SE and FE role. No one individual may fulfill the AM and FE role.

These roles provide a roadmap with training content and exams that are tailored to pertinent jobs within a company. This page provides information about training format, cost, and duration specifically for each role, as well as additional general training requirements. All costs and training hours are approximate and may vary by region.

For country requirements, learn more about Country Groupings. Also, see specialization requirements in a consolidated view.

Learn how to apply and renew.

  • Account Manager

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement:
    15.25 hours of required and recommended training for this role.
    Exam costs range from $65 to $80
    Cisco Wireless LAN Specialization

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Expert (#646-206 CSE) Exam $80 1 hr
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Advanced Wireless LAN Sales Specialist or Advanced Wireless LAN Account Manager Representative
      #646-671 AWLANAM Exam Details
      Exam $65 1.25 hrs
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Essentials (CSE) v6.0 E-Learning $0 5 hrs
      Advanced Wireless LAN Sales for AM v2.0 E-Learning $0 5 hrs
      Cisco Lifecycle Services Express v2.0 E-Learning $0 3 hrs
      Total:   $145 15.25 hrs
      Role-Sharing Guidelines:
      One qualified individual may fill only the AM role in up to four technology specializations.
  • Systems Engineer

    Presales engineers are responsible for wireless LAN solution planning and design:
    88.25 hours of required and recommended training for this role.
    Exams cost range from $65 to $3000

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNP Routing & Switching or CCIE Exam $125 1.5 hrs
      Requirements:      
      #640-722 IUWNE Exam Details Exam $250 1.5 hrs
      #642-742 IUWVN Exam Details Exam $200 1.5 hrs
      #650-621 LCSAWLAN Exam Details Exam $65 .75 hrs
      Note:
      Individuals who hold an active Advanced Wireless LAN Design Specialist by passing #642-681 exam need to pass #642-742 IUWVN only.
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials Instructor-Led $3000 40 hrs
      Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks Instructor-Led $3000 40 hrs
      Cisco Lifecycle Services for Advanced Wireless v2.0 E-Learning $0 3 hrs
      Total:   $6640 88.25 hrs
      Role-Sharing Guidelines:
      One qualified individual may fill only the SE role in up to two technology specializations.
  • Field Engineer

    Postsales engineers are responsible for wireless LAN solution implementation and operation:
    88.25 hours of required and recommended training for this role.
    Exams cost range from $65 to $3000

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      CCNA R&S or CCNP or CCIE Exam $250 1.5 hrs
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      #640-722 IUWNE Exam Details Exam $250 1.5 hrs
      #642-732 CUWSS Exam Details Exam $200 1.5 hrs
      #650-621 LCSAWLAN Exam Details Exam $65 .75 hrs
      Note:
      Individuals who hold an active Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist by passing #642-631 exam need to pass #642-732 CUWSS only.
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials Instructor-Led $3000 40 hrs
      Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey Instructor-Led $3000 40 hrs
      Cisco Lifecycle Services for Advanced Wireless v2.0 E-Learning $0 3 hrs
      Total:   $6765 88.25 hrs
      Role-Sharing Guidelines:
      One qualified individual may fill only the FE role in up to two technology specializations
  • Apply:

    Your company must be a Cisco Registered Partner before you apply for specialization or certification. Follow these steps to apply:

    1. Visit the Become a Registered Partner page if you are new to the Cisco Channel Partner Program and have not registered.
    2. Verify that the certified individuals fulfilling job roles are allocated to your company with their CSCO identification number. Partner administrators and internal Cisco employees (associated through the CAM Assignment tool) are able to verify this information using the Partner Self Service tool. (Cisco usually receives exam results in 5 to 10 business days.)
    3. Complete and submit the Specialization Application. If you encounter any issues in the application or renewal process, please open a case with Customer Service Central (formerly Partner Relationship Team - PRT)

    Renew:

    To renew a specialization:

    1. Begin the recertification process 90 days before your anniversary date.
    2. Verify that you are in compliance with the current specialization requirements.
    3. Submit your application using the Certification and Specialization Application online web tool.

    You must meet all requirements to submit your application. If you encounter any issues in the application or renewal process, open a case with Customer Service Central (formerly Partner Relationship Team - PRT).

    If you fail to submit a recertification application within 10 days after your anniversary date, you will lose your specialization.

    Note: If a partner does not remain in compliance with the applicable specialization or certification requirements, Cisco reserves the right to revoke the specialization or certification at any time. Partners must notify Cisco of noncompliance promptly, but in no event more than 30 days after partner first becomes aware of its noncompliance. Upon receipt of such notice, partner may qualify for an extension of time in which to renew its compliance with the applicable specialization or certification requirements. Partner's failure to provide such notice may disqualify partner from receiving such an extension. If no extension is granted or if partner fails to comply with the certification or specialization requirements by the end of the extension period, Cisco reserves the right to revoke the applicable specialization or certification immediately. Additional information regarding noncompliance may be found in the Audit and Policies Document.