Cisco CCIE Wireless Revision from v2.0 to v3.0

The wireless enterprise technological environment is evolving and, with it, the wireless engineer’s job role at the Expert level. As part of its continual effort to keep its certification programs in sync with the changing industry landscape, Cisco has refreshed the CCIE Wireless Written and Lab exams from version 2.0 to version 3.0. The new exam curriculum has been improved in terms of its logical structure and alignment with the wireless technology portfolio.

New additions to the CCIE Wireless v3.0 Written exam topics include converged access, Cisco ISE, and Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Please review the exam topics for a full list of domains covered in the Written exam.

Updates have also been made to the hardware and software used in the lab exam so as to reflect our current wireless solutions. Lastly, the Lab exam format itself has been changed and now includes a Diagnostic module, which focuses on the skills required to properly diagnose wireless network issues, without having access to the device.

The timetable for these changes is as follows:

  • The last day to test for the CCIE Wireless v2.0 Written (350-050) and Lab exams will be September 13, 2015

  • The CCIE Wireless v3.0 Written (400-351) and Lab exams will be available for testing beginning September 14, 2015

Lab Equipment

  • Cisco Wireless Access Points
    • Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point (Controller-based and Autonomous)
    • Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Access Point
  • Cisco Wireless Controllers
    • Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller
    • Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controller
  • Cisco Catalyst Switches:
    • Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches (Sup 8-E)
    • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine

Software

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.0
  • Cisco Aironet Access Points Cisco IOS Release 15.3
  • Cisco IOS-XE Software 3.6E
  • Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software Release 3.6E
  • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software Release 3.6E
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine 1.3

Other (no candidate configuration required)

  • Cisco Spectrum Expert
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Release 4.0
  • Cisco Jabber Software 10.x

CCIE Wireless

References:

CCIE Wireless Online Resources v3.0 (Design and Deployment Guides and Books)

Get started the Written Examv3.0

Get started with the Lab Exam v3.0

Review the CCIE Wireless Exam Updates v2.0 to v3.0

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