Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless (CCNP Wireless) Certification

  1. CCNP Wireless Information

What is the CCNP Wireless certification?
The Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless (CCNP Wireless) certification is Cisco's intermediate-level wireless credential that showcases a candidates ability to design, implement, and operate Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory. It is the next wireless certification up from the CCNA Wireless and is a prerequisite to the CCIE Wireless certification.
Who is the CCNP Wireless certification for?
The CCNP Wireless certification is aimed at Wireless LAN network administrators and engineers, as well as networking professionals who install, maintain, administer and troubleshoot wireless networks as part of their I.T. job specification.
Are there any prerequisites to the the CCNP Wireless certification?
Yes, prior to starting the CCNP Wireless process candidates must first hold either the CCNA Wireless credential or any valid CCIE qualification.
How do I earn the CCNP Wireless certification?
The CCNP Wireless certification is awarded after the candidate has successfully passed four exams:

642-732 CUWSS - Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey - 75 minutes (50 - 60 questions)
642-742 IUWVN - Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks - 90 minutes (50 - 60 questions)
642-747 IUWMS - Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services - 90 minutes (50 - 60 questions)
642-737 IAUWS - Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security - 90 minutes (50 - 60 questions)

Candidates may choose to take the exams in any order, and should expect a mix of multiple-choice, drag and drop and simulation questions.
What is the passing score?
Candidates should expect to score at least 850 points on a scoring scale of 300-1000 (Cisco do not publish passing scores for their exams). Typically, the number of questions and the number of scoring points per question will differ from exam to exam depending on the scoring weight (difficulty) of individual questions.
What if I fail?
A failed exam means that the candidate must wait a period of 5 working days before taking the same exam again. They must also pay the applicable exam fee again.
What does the exam cost?
A brief outline of the exam costs can be found here. Check with your local testing station when you register for the exam as to the latest exam fee.
Where can I take the CCNP Voice exam?
Cisco exams are administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE. Cisco registration and payment of the applicable exam fee is required before taking the exam. Check with your local testing station for registration requirements, current exam costs, as well as exam availability. Make sure you are familiar with their physical location well before the morning of the exam.
Are there any recertification requirements?
The CCNP Wireless certification is valid for three years. After this period the candidate has a number of options available to keep their credential valid. More information on these options can be found here.