The Cisco CCIE Wireless certification assesses and validates wireless expertise. Candidates who pass the CCIE Wireless certification exams demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of wireless networking and a solid understanding of wireless local area networking (WLAN) technologies from Cisco, the market leader in WLAN technology.
Benefits of CCIE Certified Wireless Certification
- Greater opportunity for salary increase and job advancement in wireless networking industry
- Validates expertise in major aspects of WLAN technology
- Provides next step for individuals interested in a career in managing or working with Cisco wireless technologies
Requirements for Certification
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.
Step One: CCIE Wireless Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering concepts and equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Wireless Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam confirms that you have the job skills and technical knowledge required of a wireless expert-level network professional. You must pass the lab within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.