What Is Cisco Certified Network Associate?

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an associate level certification after CCENT. Cisco is the world leader in Networking with the largest user base of large-scale industries. Almost every industry is using Cisco products for their networking needs. So the need of certified professionals is intensifying. There is no pre-requisite to start your career with CCNA.

With Cisco, you’ll be exclusively ready to take your career in whatever direction you want to go. This is one of the best choices for college graduates to enter into the networking world as Cisco has the greatest market share globally. We at Rack Professionals, are not aiming on certification only, but will give you hands-on training on cisco network. Cisco Certification gives you unique identity and will apart you from other skilled professionals with an exquisite CCNA Certified Badge.

Why CCNA Wireless Certification?

This certification is for Wireless LAN Network administrators or channel partners who specialize in wireless LAN deployments. You should have CCENT or CCNA Routing and Switching certification as a prerequisite. Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Network Essentials (IUWNE) exam will validate your skills to understand and articulate basic WLAN fundamentals, identify and install WLAN components, troubleshoot basic WLAN components and implementing WLAN security. This module is formulated for both entry-level network engineers and experienced WLAN engineers. There is a long way ahead with professional and expert level certifications to prove your knack with Cisco technologies. With Rack Professionals, you’ll get a chance to work with all certified corporate trainers those are always in high demand.

Why Rack Professionals for CCNA Training?

Demand for trained and experienced WLAN Engineers is increasing globally. Rack Professional understands the true value of Certification. We believe that our mentors are the strongest pillars of our success to accomplish global industry requirements. Our mentors are passionate Cisco professionals serving more than 15 countries worldwide. Rack Professional also enjoys exclusive global tie-ups for corporate training across the globe.

You’ll get a chance to work on live environment and will be a part of live projects to understand the know-how of real network problems. Our trainers are highly experienced and certified professionals facilitating industries for setting up large networks. Rack Professional has strong expertise in directing CCNA boot camps across the globe.

Online Training From Expert Mentors

We provide complete online training solution like an interactive textbook, featuring live sessions of veteran network professionals. Rack Professional is the most engaging online learning platform, provides access to the world’s top trainers, partnering with top organizations for online training solution. We have proficiency in almost all technologies and will give you hands-on lab experience with all training programs. If you have any specific requirement, you can always build your own training curriculum and select pertinent trainer from the pool of 100+ professionals.

CCNA Wireless Exam Format (WIFUND 200-355)

CCNA wireless exam is Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (200-355). This exam will assess your knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) and 802.11 technology essentials along with installing, configuring, monitoring and basic troubleshooting tasks. You have to be either CCENT certified or CCNA R&S certified before going ahead with CCNA Wireless.

WIFUND (200-355) is a 90-minutes exam and you’ll be facing 60-70 questions of CCNA Wireless technology. This exam is available in English and Japanese language only.

Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (200-355) Exam Topics

  • 1.1 Describe the propagation of radio waves
    • 1.1.a Frequency, amplitude, phase, wavelength (characteristics)
    • 1.1.b Absorption, reflection, diffraction, scattering, refraction, fading, free space path loss, multipath
  • 1.2 Interpret RF signal measurements
    • 1.2.a Signal strength (RSSI, Transmit power, receive sensitivity)
    • 1.2.b Differentiate interference vs. noise
    • 1.2.c Device capabilities (smartphones, laptops, tablets)
    • 1.2.d Define SNR
  • 1.3 Explain the principles of RF mathematics
    • 1.3.a Compute dBm, mW, Law of 3s and 10s,
  • 1.4 Describe Wi-Fi antenna characteristics
    • 1.4.a Ability to read a radiation pattern chart
    • 1.4.b Antenna types and uses
    • 1.4.c dBi, dBd, EIRP
  • 2.1 Describe basic Wi-Fi governance
    • 2.1.a Describe regional regulatory bodies (such as, FCC / ETSI/ NTT)
    • 2.1.b IEEE 802.11
    • 2.1.c Wi-Fi Alliance
  • 2.2 Describe usable channel and power combination
    • 2.2.a Regional EIRP limitation examples
    • 2.2.b ISM, UNII frequency bands
    • 2.2.c Describe RRM fundamental(s)
  • 2.3 Describe 802.11 fundamentals
    • 2.3.a Modulation techniques
    • 2.3.b Channel width
    • 2.3.c MIMO / MU-MIMO
      • 2.3.c (i) MRC
      • 2.3.c (ii) Beam forming
      • 2.3.c (iii) Spatial streams
    • 2.3.d Wireless topologies
      • 2.3.d (i) IBSS
      • 2.3.d (ii) BSS
      • 2.3.d (iii) ESS
    • 2.3.e Frame types
      • 2.3.e (i) Management
      • 2.3.e (ii) Control
      • 2.3.e (iii) Data
  • 3.1 Describe the various Cisco wireless architectures
    • 3.1.a Cloud
    • 3.1.b Autonomous
    • 3.1.c Split MAC
      • 3.1.c (i) FlexConnect
      • 3.1.c (ii) Centralized
      • 3.1.c (iii) Converged
  • 3.2 Describe physical infrastructure connections
    • 3.2.a Wired infrastructures (AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, LAG)
  • 3.3 Describe AP and WLC management access connections
    • 3.3.a Management connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console)
    • 3.3.b IP addressing: IPv4 / IPv6
    • 3.3.c Management via wireless
  • 4.1 Execute initial setup procedures Cisco wireless infrastructures
    • 4.1.a Cloud
    • 4.1.b Converged
    • 4.1.c Centralized
    • 4.1.d Autonomous
  • 4.2 Describe the Cisco implementation of the CAPWAP discovery and join process
    • 4.2.a DHCP
    • 4.2.b DNS
    • 4.2.c Master-controller
    • 4.2.d Primary-secondary-tertiary
  • 4.3 Distinguish different lightweight AP modes
  • 4.4 Describe and configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only
  • 4.5 Identify wireless network and client management and configuration platform options
    • 4.5.a Controller GUI and CLI
    • 4.5.b Prime infrastructure
    • 4.5.c Dashboard
    • 4.5.d ISE
  • 4.6 Maintain wireless network
    • 4.6.a Perform controller configuration backups
    • 4.6.b Perform code updates on controller, APs, and converged access switches
      • 4.6.b (i) AireOS: boot loader (FUS), image
      • 4.6.b (ii) IOS-XE: bundle, unbundle
      • 4.6.b (iii) Autonomous
  • 5.1 Identify authentication mechanisms
    • 5.1.a LDAP, RADIUS, local authentication, WebAuth, 802.1X,PSK
  • 5.2 Configuring WLAN authentication mechanisms on the controller
    • 5.2.a WebAuth, 802.1X, PSK
    • 5.2.b TKIP deprecation
  • 5.3 Configure client connectivity in different operating systems
    • 5.3.a Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows
  • 5.4 Describe roaming
    • 5.4.a Layer 2 and Layer 3
    • 5.4.b Intracontroller and intercontroller
    • 5.4.c Centralized mobility
    • 5.4.d Converged mobility
  • 5.5 Describe wireless guest networking
    • 5.5.a Anchor controller
    • 5.5.b Foreign controller
  • 6.1 Validating WLAN configuration settings at the infrastructure side
    • 6.1.a Security settings
    • 6.1.b SSID settings
  • 6.2 Validating AP infrastructure settings
    • 6.2.a Port level configuration
    • 6.2.b Power source
    • 6.2.c AP and antenna orientation and position
  • 6.3 Validate client settings
    • 6.3.a SSID
    • 6.3.b Security
    • 6.3.c Device driver version
  • 6.4 Employ appropriate controller tools to assist troubleshooting
    • 6.4.a GUI logs
    • 6.4.b CLI show commands
    • 6.4.c Monitor pages
      • 6.4.c (i) CleanAir (controller GUI)
  • 6.5 Identify appropriate third-party tools to assist troubleshooting
    • 6.5.a OS-based Client utilities
    • 6.5.b Wi-Fi scanners
    • 6.5.c RF mapping tool
  • 7.1 Describe site survey methodologies and their purpose
    • 7.1.a Offsite (predictive / plan)
    • 7.1.b Onsite
      • 7.1.b (i) Predeployment (AP on a stick)
      • 7.1.b (ii) Post deployment (validation)
  • 7.2 Describe passive and active site surveys
  • 7.3 Identify proper application of site survey tools
    • 7.3.a Spectrum analyzer
    • 7.3.b Site surveying software
  • 7.4 Describe the requirements of client real-time and non-real-time applications
  • Process
  • Management
  • Strategy

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Job Opportunities after CCNA Certification

Wireless LAN is widely used all over the world. Though CCNA Wireless is an associate-level certification, but there are ample of opportunities all over the world. All Cisco certification programs are practical and job-ready programs designed by Cisco professionals to validate your skills. Cisco realizes that the demand is increasing for Network Engineers and skill validation is vital to help industries in shortlisting these professionals.

We at Rack Professional are more concerned about your career and have mounted a team of virtual placement officers and domain experts to provide you opportunities from all over the world.

Demand of CCNA certified professionals are growing. You’ll have something unique to apart your resume from millions of fresh graduates passing out every year.

Job Types For CCNA Wireless Certified Experts

  • Wireless Engineer
  • WLAN Engineer
  • Wireless Support Engineer
  • WLAN Administrator