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

On February 24, 2020, Cisco will release new certification exams. New training will roll out over the next several months.

If you have started working toward the current CCNP Wireless certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit toward CCNP Enterprise certification for work you’ve completed in the current CCNP Wireless certification.

Visit the CCNP Wireless migration tool for information about migrating your certification in progress.

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Wi-Fi skills ready for digitization?

Gain confidence and expertise needed to enable digital transformation with the CCNP Wireless revision.

Overview

Why certify?

CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and securing Cisco Wireless networks for optimal performance. 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, result in successful business outcomes.

Prerequisites

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

Exam information

To earn the Cisco CCNP Wireless certification, you must pass the following exams:

300-360 WIDESIGN

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of identifying customer and application requirements, applying predictive wireless design principles and conducting site surveys needed to design and optimize Enterprise wireless networks.

300-360 WIDESIGN exam topics


300-365 WIDEPLOY

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing wireless networks based on the applicable Cisco controller and Unified switching architectures that support high availability, QoS, multicast, and mobility services.

300-365 WIDEPLOY exam topics


300-370 WITSHOOT

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of troubleshooting and optimizing Enterprise wireless infrastructure and related services plus the tools and methodologies needed to identify and resolve client connectivity, performance, and RF issues.

300-370 WITSHOOT exam topics


300-375 WISECURE

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing client device security, identity based authentication and services, along with securing and monitoring the Enterprise wireless infrastructure.

300-375 WISECURE exam topics

Classroom training

The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDESIGN)

This course offers a new perspective on designing wireless networks. Students will learn how to design a wireless network from the beginning to end, from customer-first contact to post-deployment reports. The student will learn how to conduct walk-throughs, identify difficult areas and optimize the survey process to provide a better AP-to-coverage ratio.

Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDEPLOY)

This course prepares students to deploy wireless networks using Cisco controller and unified switching architectures policies and best practices, as well as ensure the proper implementation of mobility standards and configuration of wireless components. The course reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure students thoroughly understand how to configure and deploy the new Cisco 8.0, Prime Infrastructure release 2.2, and Mobility Services Engine release 8.0 features.

Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WITSHOOT)

This course prepares students with knowledge of troubleshooting and optimizing Enterprise wireless infrastructures. Students will learn about the tools and methodologies needed to identify and resolve client connectivity, performance, and RF issues.

Securing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WISECURE)

The course provides guidelines for implementing Wi-Fi security architectures through proper configuration of Cisco wireless components. Students will have access to hands-on labs to reinforce concepts that include deploying Cisco AireOS 8.0, Prime Infrastructure release 2.2, and Identity Services Engine release 1.3 features.

Recertification

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

Cisco Professional-level certifications are valid for three years.

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

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, 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

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 Recertification Policy page.

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