Certified Wireless Network Administrator

The CWNA certification is the foundation level enterprise Wi-Fi certification for the CWNP Program, and CWNA is required for your CWSP and CWNE certifications. Your CWNA certification will get you started in your wireless career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully survey, install, and administer enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

The Certification Magazine annual salary survey results for CWNA show a 36% increase in the average salary for CWNAs since 2005:

Average Salary for CWNA (US)

  • 2005 – $69,000
  • 2006 – $74,000
  • 2007 – $78,000
  • 2008 – $86,170
  • 2009 – $94,150

About the CWNA Certification

CWNA (PW0-104) Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: PW0-104
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 60
  • Question Types: Multiple choice / multiple answer
  • Passing Score: 70% (80% for Instructors)
  • Available Languages: English

The main subject areas covered by CWNA

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
  • Antenna Concepts
  • Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
  • Network Design, Installation, and Management
  • Wireless Standards and Organizations
  • 802.11 Network Architecture
  • Wireless LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • How to Perform Site Surveys

However you choose to prepare for the CWNA exam, you should start with the exam objectives (PDF), which cover the full list of skills tested on the exam.

NOTE:  During the exam, you are not allowed to mark a question to return to that question, nor are you allowed to go back to any question on the exam once you have answered that question.

Before you take any CWNP certification exam, you need to be familiar with the CWNP exam terminology (PDF) used in the CWTS, CWNA, and CWSP exams.