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CCNP Wireless

CCNP Wireless Overview

Learn more about the benefits and requirements associated with achieving a CCNP Wireless certification. (3:14 min)

CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory. It also recognizes the expertise and technical acumen of wireless professionals who can assess and translate network business requirements into technical specifications that in turn, are incorporated into successful installations.


Valid Cisco CCNA Wireless or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-732 CUWSS Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey (CUWSS)
642-742 IUWVN Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks (IUWVN)
642-747 IUWMS Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services (IUWMS)
642-737 IAUWS Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security (IAUWS)


Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, CCIP, and CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam,
  • Pass the current CCDE Written  Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the About Recertification page.

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CCNP Wireless Overview

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