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CCNA - Wireless


Exam 200-355 WIFUND, revised version 2017

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What is the CCNA - Wireless?

What is the CCNA - Wireless?

Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) validates associate-level knowledge and skills to configure, implement and support of wireless LANs, specifically those networks using Cisco equipment. You will learn to use, position, plan, implement, and operate Cisco WLAN networks as well as configure and support of wireless LANs, specifically those networks using Cisco equipment. Through hands-on labs, you will gain the information and practice necessary to prepare to design, install, configure, monitor, and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.

After becoming certified you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe wireless fundamentals, such as topologies, RF principles and math, antennae, spread spectrum technologies, frames and physics, wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications, and the non-802.11 wireless technologies and their impact on Wi-Fi
  • Describe the Cisco Unified Wireless Networks basics and configure a Cisco Unified Wireless Network controller and a Cisco Mobility Express controller
  • Describe and configure default operating system wireless client configuration tools, use the Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility and Site
  • Survey Utility and the Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC), and describe the Cisco Compatible Extensions program
  • Describe and configure wireless security
  • Manage the wireless network from the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS)
  • Maintain and troubleshoot wireless networks

As a prerequisite to take this course you need to already have a CCNA - Routing and Switching Certification.

The CCNA - Wireless consists of one exam, the 200-355 WIFUND. This exam tests your knowledge of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course. The exam is made up from the following modules:

  • Module 1 - RF Fundamentals
  • Module 2 - 802.11 Technology Fundamentals
  • Module 3 - Implementing a Wireless Network
  • Module 4 - Operating a Wireless Network
  • Module 5 - Configuration of Client Connectivity
  • Module 6 - Performing Client Connectivity Troubleshooting
  • Module 7 - Site Survey Process

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Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCNA

Within the UK, the average salary of a CCNA certified professional is £54,000pa. The average salary for an CCNA graduate is estimated to be £30,000pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Network Engineer or a Support Engineer with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCNA Technicians:

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  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Support Analyst
  • Support Engineer
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