CWNA

CWNA®

Certified Wireless Network Administrator

The CWNA certification is the foundation level enterprise Wi-Fi certification for the CWNP Program, and CWNA is required for your CWSP, CWAP, CWDP and CWNE certifications. Your CWNA certification will get you started in your wireless career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully survey, install, and administer enterprise Wi-Fi networks.  The salary for Network Administrators has increased significantly since 2005, and continues to do so as the market and usage of wireless increases.

Average Salary for CWNA (US)
2005 - $69,000 2013 - $83,000

 The Sybex Official CWNA PW0-105 Study Guide
 

For more information on the CWNA exam see: CWNA Exam Objectives and what's changed from the 105 Exam to the 106 Exam.

When studying for the CWNA-106 we suggest to utilizing the following list of resources in addition to the Official CWNA (PW0-105) study guide: 

1) 802.11ac A Survival Guide - Matthew S. Gast - O'Reilly - Amazon Purchase Available Here
2) Aruba Network's 802.11ac In-Depth Whitepaper: Click Here 
3) Ruckus Wireless 802.11ac Whitepaper: Click Here 
4) BYOD and Beyond Whitepaper from Aerohive: Click Here 
5) Aruba Network's BYOD Whitepaper: Click Here 
6) Motorola BYOD Whitepaper: Click Here 
7) MTI's BYOD Whitepaper: Click Here

NOTE: We do not endorse any specific vendor's methods of implementation; however, these vendor resources are exceptional in helping the student understand these new 802.11 and Wi-Fi technologies.

Additionally, these resources are not directly tested against; however, they will teach you key concepts you must know to successfully answer questions related to 802.11ac and BYOD on the CWNA-106 exam.

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CWNA Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: CWNA-106
  • Cost: $175.00 U.S. Buy an Exam Voucher
  • Availability: Register at Pearson VUE
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 60
  • Question Types: Multiple choice / multiple answer
  • Passing Score: 70% (80% for Instructors)
  • Available Languages: English

The main subject areas covered by CWNA

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
  • Antenna Concepts
  • Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
  • Network Design, Installation, and Management
  • Wireless Standards and Organizations
  • 802.11 Network Architecture
  • Wireless LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • How to Perform Site Surveys

NOTE:  During the exam, you are not allowed to mark a question to return to that question, nor are you allowed to go back to any question on the exam once you have answered that question.
 
Before you take any CWNP certification exam, you need to be familiar with the CWNP exam terminology used in the CWTS, CWNA, and CWSP exams. Click here to download the PDF.
 
CWNP Authorized Materials Use Policy
 
CWNP does not condone the use of unauthorized 'training materials', aka 'brain dumps'. Individuals who utilize such materials to pass CWNP exams will have their certifications revoked. In an effort to more clearly communicate CWNP's policy on use of unauthorized study materials, CWNP directs all certification candidates to the CWNP Candidate Conduct Policy.  Please review this policy before beginning the study process for any CWNP exam. Candidates will be required to state that they understand and have abided by this policy at the time of exam delivery.