The 4 new Cisco CCNP Wireless certification training and exams validates Cisco wireless LAN expertise in various aspects of designing, deploying, securing, and troubleshooting Cisco Wireless networks. The existing exams and training will be retired on September 21, 2016.

Cisco wireless technology growth places increased demands on networks and the professionals that support them. Ensuring that this technology is optimally configured, deployed, and supported is paramount to achieving business outcomes and requires a workforce of skilled wireless professionals. The updated Cisco CCNP Wireless certification validates Cisco wireless LAN configuration, deployment, security, and troubleshooting skills for optimal performance of Cisco Wireless networks.


New CCNP Wireless certification track overview

The new Cisco CCNP Wireless certification provides the skills needed to enable secure and reliable wireless infrastructures for a highly interconnected world of real-time information and choice. It consists of training and certification exams that address the needs of Cisco wireless network professionals and those who are planning to build, assess, and continually reinforce Cisco wireless technology expertise throughout the spectrum of their career.

The CCNP Wireless certification training and exams have been restructured and the content has been redistributed across all certification courses. As a result, there are 4 new training and certification exams available:

The new CCNP Wireless courses reinforce the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure students thoroughly understand how to configure and deploy the new Cisco AireOS v8.0, Cisco IOS XE v3.6, Cisco Prime Infrastructure v2.2, and Cisco ISE v1.3.


Existing vs. new CCNP Wireless exams and training, migration paths and prerequisites

If you are beginning your CCNP Wireless certification, we recommend that you take the newest CCNP Wireless exams.

If you are in the middle of completing your certification, you can choose to take either the existing exams or the new exams. The last day to test for the existing exams will be September 21, 2016. The new CCNP Wireless exam and training are available since March 22, 2016.

In the table below you can learn how the existing exams map to the new exams.

Recommended Training

Required Exam

Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks




Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey

300-360 WIDESIGN




640-732 CUWSS 


Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks




Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks


300-365 WIDEPLOY




640-742 IUWVN

Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks




Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services

300-370 WITSHOOT




640-747 IUWMS

Securing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks




Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security

300-375 WISECURE




640-737 IAUWS


The CCNP Wireless Migration Tool is available to assist you in the transition to the new exams.

Formal prerequisites for the CCNP Wireless certification are Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Wireless certifications. To pass the CCNP Wireless exams, you should have:

  • At least three to five years of job experience in network engineering
  • A thorough understanding of wireless networking principles
  • An in-depth understanding of the four courses and required exams.

There is no required order for taking the new exams. The prerequisites apply to all four CCNP Wireless courses, which can be taken in any order.


More information

Check out our certification pages for more information about the new Cisco CCNP Wireless certification and to learn more about the required exams and recommended training.

Feel free to contact us for any additional questions about the CCNP Wireless program, training availability, delivery options and pricing.

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