Cisco CCNP Wireless Certification Gets Restructured
This spring Cisco has made major changes to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Wireless Certification Program, reorganizing the whole program structure with new certification exams and training courses. By applying these massive changes, Cisco sets up the bar to the wireless professionals according to the latest trends towards digital architecture and mobility. Thus the importance of digitization, which is critical in all industries at the moment, is underlined, and skills required to successfully apply the latest wireless architectures brought to the CCNP Wireless Certification Program.
Starting from now on and up to September 21, 2016 candidates will be able to take both existing and new exams. After September 22, 2016 old exams still will be credited towards CCNP certification, while only new exams will be available for passing.
Below is the chart demonstrating transition of existing CCNP exams towards new exams:
Here is also official Cisco CCNP migration tool, which will assist you with all the options regarding transition process. We also recommend you to go through the CCNP Wireless Exam Revisions brochure, which contains all the detailed updates implemented to the new versions of exams and trainings.
Overall CCNP Wireless certification evaluates candidates’ skills in design, deployment and security of Cisco Wireless networks for the optimal outputs. As a prerequisite CCNP Wireless certification requires candidates to hold active Cisco CCNA Wireless certification or any of Cisco CCIE certifications.
New CCNP exams are given in English and are written based. Each exam is 90 minutes long containing 60-70 queries. The exams are administrated in Pearson VUE testing centres and can be scheduled and paid on their official webpage Pearson VUE website.
Each of four CCNP Wireless Certification exams evaluates candidates’ skills in the particular domains with more in-depth information regarding exams’ composition and recommended training available on each exam page:
Assesses candidates’s skills in recognizing customer needs and application demands, their ability to apply predictive wireless design rules and conduct site surveys required to construct and optimize company wireless networks.
Evaluates candidates’ ability to implement wireless networks using Cisco controller and Unified switching architectures supporting high availability, QoS, multicast, and mobility services.
Examines applicants’ ability to troubleshoot and optimize company’s wireless infrastructure and corresponding services, as well as the tools and methods required to recognize and solve customer connectivity, performance, and RF problems.
Evaluates candidates’ skills to resolve client device security issues, acknowledge based authentication and services, together with securing and management of company wireless infrastructure.
We also suggest you to have a look on additional CCNP exams FREE training resources in the form of CCNP Exam practice tests, which can be found on ExamCollection website, the largest database of FREE IT Certification Exam braindumps.