CWNA® - Certified Wireless Network Administrator
Current version: CWNA-108 released in September 2020
Next scheduled update: CWNA-109 releasing in September 2023
A strong foundation you can build upon.
Get a head start right out of the gate with a Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. It is the base certification for Enterprise Wi-Fi within the CWNP family of certifications and a springboard toward earning your security, design, analysis and network expert certifications.
Do you have an understanding of the fundamentals of wireless technology? Do you know how WLAN work and how it’s managed day-to-day? Do you have the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot and maintain wireless networks within small business or Enterprise deployments?
As the demand for wireless continues to grow, so does the need for certified network administrators.
What it takes to become a CWNA:
The CWNA certification is a foundational level wireless LAN certification for the CWNP Program. To earn a CWNA certification, you must take the CWNA exam at a Pearson Vue Testing Center and pass with a 70% or higher. Instructors must pass with a 80% or higher. 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. The CWNA certification is valid for three (3) years. To recertify, pass one of the professional level certifications exams (CWSP,CWDP, CWAP) BEFORE your CWNA expires. By doing so, the CWNA will be renewed for another three (3) years. Or retake the current version of the CWNA exam.
While the Certified Wireless Specialist (CWS) and Certified Wireless Technician (CWT) certifications are not a required prerequisite to the CWNA certification, it is highly recommended. It will provide a solid learning foundation before continuing to pursue the CWNA.
Main Areas Covered by CWNA:
Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
Network Design, Installation, and Management
Wireless Standards and Organizations
802.11 Network Architecture
Wireless LAN Security
How to Perform Site Surveys
- Exam Objectives (CWNA-107) - Last day to take this exam is December 31, 2020
- Exam Objectives (CWNA-108) - Exam was released on September 1, 2020
- Exam Objectives with Study Guide Chapter Mappings (CWNA-108)
CWNA Exam Summary:
Exam Number: CWNA-108
Cost: $249.99 (USD) - Exam Voucher
Availability: Pearson Vue Testing Center
Duration: 90 minutes
Questions: 60 multiple choice / multiple answer
Recertification information can be found here
Everything you need to prepare is right here:
- Official CWNA Certification Self Study Kit (including a Study Guide, Practice Test and Exam Voucher)
- Live Training Wireless Network Certification Class
Additional Study Help
- 802.11ac A Survival Guide - Matthew S. Gast - O'Reilly
- 802.11ac In-Depth Whitepaper: Aruba
We do not endorse any specific vendor 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-107 exam.
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