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WiFi Tablet Corner
My80211 White Papers (Coming Soon!)

Cisco Wireless Compatibility Matrix (Nov. 2011)

Podcasts / Videos

My80211 Videos

Cisco: 802 11 frames with Cisco VIP George Stefanick

Fluke Networks: Minimize Wi Fi Network Downtime

Aruba: Packets never lie: An in-depth overview of 802.11 frames

ATM15 Ten Talk “Wifi drivers and devices”

Houston Methodist Innovates with Wireless Technology

Bruce Frederick Antennas (1/2)


Bruce Frederick dB,dBi,dBd (2/2)

Cisco AP Group Nugget

Revolution WiFi Capacity Planner

Anchor / Office Extends Ports


Peek Inside Cisco's Gear

See inside Cisco's latest wireless gear!

2.4 GHz Channel Overlap




  • CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    by David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott, Bryan E. Harkins, Shawn M. Jackman

    Shawn Jackman (Jack) CWNE#54 is a personal friend and has been a mentor to me for many years.  I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jack for 4 years. Jack is a great teacher who takes complex 802.11 standards and breaks them down so almost anyone can understand the concept at hand. I'm excited for you brother. Great job and job well done! Put another notch in the belt!

IEEE 802.11a/g/n Reference Sheet


LWAPP QoS Packet Tagging



Interference Types


Microwave Oven

Cordless Phone



CCIE Wireless┬« Certification 


CCIE Wireless® Certification

CCIE Wireless certifies expert-level knowledge and skill for building an extensible Enterprise WLAN.


Benefits of CCIE Wireless Certification:

• Provides greater opportunity for salary increase and job advancement

• Validates expertise in major aspects of wireless LAN technology

• Provides a stepping stone for individuals interested in a career in managing or working with Cisco wireless technologies


The Cisco CCIE Wireless certification validates that a professional has the expertise to design and manage wireless networks and to make mission-critical and business-critical wireless network decisions. It confirms that you have the job skills and technical knowledge required of an expert-level network IT practitioner.


CCIE Wireless Exams and Training Courses v3.0 Refresh

The CCIE Wireless Written and Lab exams are being revised from v2.0 to v3.0 to align with changing industry job roles and the addition of new study materials.  The last day to test for both the Written and Lab 2.0 exams will be September 13, 2015.  The CCIE Wireless Written and Lab v3.0 exams will be available for testing beginning September 14, 2015.

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There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.

Required Steps to Attain Certification

Candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam.

Steps to Certification

Step One: CCIE Wireless Written Exam


Candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.

Step Two: CCIE Wireless Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure and troubleshoot actual equipment and get the network running in a timed test situation. You must pass the lab within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.



 CCIE certifications are valid for two years and must be recertified every two years thereafter.

 To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
CCIE and CCDE professionals that do not pass a qualifying exam or lab exam before the recertification deadline will be placed in a suspended status and their employers will be notified. Suspended CCIE and CCDE professionals have one year to pass the required exam or lab before their expert level certification becomes permanently inactive. Inactive CCIE and CCDE professionals lose all benefits and must pass both the CCIE written and lab or CCDE written or practical exams again.


Achieving or recertifying CCIE, CCDE or CCAr automatically extends your active Entry, Associate, Professional or other Expert level certification(s), or Specialist Certifications up to the expiration date of the latest CCIE, CCDE or CCAr certification achieved.


For more information, access the CCIE Recertification.