With global mobile data traffic experiencing an almost 4,000-fold growth in the past 10 years, the demand for wireless network engineers is at an all-time high and rising.

Job opportunities are growing – particularly for senior level wireless engineers – and so are salaries. According to the 2016 Salary Guide released recently by Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing agency, wireless engineers can expect a 9.7% increase in starting pay in the coming year. This was the highest increase in starting salary for all IT jobs in the salary guide.  

There’s a huge potential for wireless engineers, but staying on top of advancing skills will be the key to success.

That’s why we are offering the revised Cisco Certified Network Provider (CCNP) Wireless certification. This certification prepares professional-level network engineers to augment your advanced Cisco Enterprise Wireless networks design, implementation, security and troubleshooting expertise. This allows for increased effectiveness and optimal performance of Cisco wireless technology.

With this training and certification program, IT professionals can build upon basic Cisco wireless networking expertise. Not only will you maximize your educational investment, but you will also amplify your professional value by gaining the skills needed to play a lead role in new wireless deployments, rollout of new services and maintenance of these services in an ongoing operational network.


The CCNP Wireless certification is appropriate for engineers in the following categories:

  • Wireless Network
  • WLAN
  • Wireless Consulting
  • Wireless Network Planning
  • Wireless Implementation

Our certification program combines conceptual knowledge of wireless technologies and protocols with hands-on skills. This will validate your capabilities for Wireless Engineering roles within enterprises, allowing you to become a recognized wireless professional.

As a market leader in wireless technology, Cisco enables anytime, anywhere access to network resources. Ensuring Cisco Enterprise Wireless networks are optimally designed, implemented, secured and monitored is vital to achieving business outcomes and requires a workforce of skilled wireless professionals.

Is it time to upgrade your skills? If so, visit our CCNP Wireless page for all the details.


Tejas R Vashi

Senior Director, Product Strategy & Marketing

Learning@Cisco, Cisco Services