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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 Lab Exam Overview

Configuring a Network to Given Specifications


The CCIE lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure a series of networks to given specifications. The lab focuses on implementing Enterprise WLAN solutions, such as implementing the Autonomous infrastructure, Unified infrastructure, Unified Controllers and AP’s, Unified WCS and Location and implementing Voice over Wireless.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate expert level wireless skills as well as troubleshooting skills to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam.


More detail is found on the Wireless Lab Exam Blueprint and list of Lab Equipment and IOS Versions.


Written and Lab Exam Refresh v2.0:

Candidates who have  their written or lab exams scheduled November 18, 2011 or later should prepare using the CCIE Wireless Written Exam Topics v2.0, and the Lab Exam Topics v2.0


Candidates who have written exams scheduled on or prior to November 17, 2011 should continue using the existing CCIE Wireless Written Exam Topics v1.0  and the Lab Exam Topics v1.0.  Please view the Written Exam Study/Learn tab and Lab Exam Study/Learn tab for more information on how to study and prepare for the Written Exam.


Lab Exam Topics

CCIE Wireless Lab Exam Topics v1.0, v2.0

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Lab Locations

Wireless Lab Exams are offered at Cisco locations. Additional information, can be  found on  the  Take Your Lab Exam tab.


Core Knowledge Questions

The CCIE Wireless lab exam begins with a brief Core Knowledge section, consisting of four questions requiring a short typed response, generally no more than four or five words.  Candidate have up to 30 minutes to complete the four questions and may move on to the rest of the exam if they finish early.  No access to the Cisco documentation is provided during this part of the exam and candidates may not return to the Core Knowledge questions once they have moved on.  Core Knowledge questions cover material from the list of exam topics and well-prepared candidates should be able to answer the questions without difficulty.  All candidates must pass the Core Knowledge section in order to achieve CCIE certification.


Lab exams cost USD$1,400 per attempt, not including travel and lodging expenses. Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT, GST). You are responsible for any fees your financial institution charges to complete the payment transaction.


Price not confirmed and is subject to change until full payment is made. Please reference the CCIE Policies for more information.


Lab Environment

Access to the The online Cisco documentation pages is provided in the lab room, but the exam assumes knowledge of the more common protocols and technologies. As of Sept 24 2008 CCIE labs do no longer support using the UniversCD documentation for the lab exam. All labs are migrating to Cisco Documentation only. The Cisco Documentation pages have the same information that currently resides on UniversCD, please refer to the links on the CCIE web pages to view these pages and become familiar with the new format.


Cisco Product Documentation


No outside reference materials are permitted in the lab room. You must report any suspected equipment issues to the proctor during the exam; adjustments cannot be made once the exam is over.


Lab Exam Grading

Each question on the lab has specific criterion. The labs are graded by proctors who ensure all the criterion are met and points are awarded accordingly. The proctors use automatic tools to gather information from the routers to perform some preliminary evaluations, but the final determination of a correct or incorrect configuration is done by a trained proctor.



You can review your lab exam results online (login required), usually within 48 hours. Results are Pass/Fail and failing score reports indicate major topic areas where additional study and preparation may be useful.