Cisco expects anyone holding a Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) to have associate level expertise and skills relating to wireless LANs. A CCNA Wireless must be able to handle configuration, implementation, and support of these LANs. While the focus of a technician’s skills should be on Cisco equipment and networks, they should be skilled in operating other types of wireless networks as well.
Additionally, those holding a Cisco CCNA Wireless certification must be able to provide support for a basic wireless network, and must feel comfortable operating, configuring, and monitoring Cisco WLAN, SMB, and Enterprise networks. Cisco recently revised their CCNA Wireless exams and courses in order to reflect the most up to date information on wireless technology and wireless products. Any technician wishing to become a CCNA Wireless must have equally up to date knowledge about wireless networking.
The Cisco IUWNE exam is required to gain CCNA Wireless certification. Prior to taking the exam, Cisco requires that the technician already possess a current CCNA certification or a current CCIE certification. Many candidates take the Cisco authorized training course, “Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)” to increase their probability of passing the exam. Other students opt to use exam preparation materials offered through TestsLive. For students who wish to truly have an advantage over other test takers, using both types of exam preparation is recommended.