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

The PW0-105 exam will be retired effective July 1, 2014  and the last day to take the PWO-105 exam will be June 30, 2014.  For more information on the CWNA-106: CWNA -106 Exam Objectives and what's changed from the 105 Exam to the 106 Exam. The CWNA-106 will launch July 1, 2014

About the CWNA Certification

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CWNA (PW0-105) Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: PW0-105
  • 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

However you choose to prepare for the CWNA exam, you should start with the exam objectives, which cover the full list of skills tested on the exam. Click here for new PW0-105 exam objectives.
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.