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Available February 24, 2020: Updates to the CCNA certification and training program

On February 24, 2020, Cisco will release a new, consolidated CCNA exam. If you have started working toward CCNA Wireless certification, keep going. If you earn CCNA Wireless before February 24, then on February 24, you will keep your CCNA Wireless and you will receive the new CCNA certification plus a training badge.

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CCNA Wireless

CCNA Wireless certification is for engineers who require skills needed to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic tasks of a wireless LAN.

Overview

Cisco Wireless technology growth places increased demands on networks and the professionals that support them. Ensuring this technology is optimally configured, monitored, and supported is paramount to achieving business outcomes and requires a workforce of skilled wireless professionals. Earn the CCNA Wireless certification and amplify your basic Cisco Wireless LAN's configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and support skills for optimal performance of Cisco Wireless networks.

Prerequisites

Any valid Cisco CCENTCCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Migration to the new program

The new CCNA certification replaces the current CCNA certifications for:

If you have started working toward any current CCNA or CCDA certification, keep going. You have until February 23, 2020 to complete your current CCNA/CCDA. 

  • If you complete any current CCNA/CCDA certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNA certification and a training badge in the corresponding technology area.
  • If you already have Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification and would like to earn CCNA, you have until February 23 to complete your CCNA certification in the current program. As of February 24, you will need to take the new exam to complete CCNA certification.

Exams and recommended training

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

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Exam information

To earn the Cisco CCNA Wireless certification, you must pass the following exam.

200-355 WIFUND

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs.

200-355 WIFUND exam topics

Classroom training

The best way to prepare for CCNA Wireless certification is to take the Cisco-approved training.

Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND)

This course is designed for individuals who are involved in the technical management of Cisco wireless platforms and solutions, which involves installing, configuring, operating and troubleshooting.

Recertification

On February 24, 2020, the recertification policy for this exam will be changing.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional-level or any 300-XXX professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco specialist exam (excluding Sales specialist exams or MeetingPlace specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or
  • Pass any current CCIE written exam, or
  • 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

When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA Wireless certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA Wireless certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).

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