Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)

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

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


CWNA is an administrator level career certification for networkers who are in the field and need to thoroughly understand RF behavior, site surveying, installation, and basic enterprise Wi-Fi security. CWNA is where you learn how RF and IP come together as a Wi-Fi network. The CWNA certification is valid for 3 years.

Recommended training for this certification

If you are looking to take and pass the CWNA Certification Exam, we recommend the following Training:



About the CWNA Certification:

  • To earn the CWNA certification, you must pass 1 exam: PW0-104
  • Exam PW0-104 is available at all Pearson VUE testing centers

CWNA (PW0-104) Exam Summary

  • Exam Number: PW0-104
  • Cost: $175.00 U.S. Buy an Exam Voucher
  • Availability: Register at Pearson VUE
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 60
  • Question Types: Multiple choice / multiple answer
  • Passing Score: 70% (80% for Instructors)
  • Available Languages: English