Thank you for the prompt reply, but what do you mean where i want to work?
Both CCNA Wireless and CWNA are covering the topic from the basics.
I just skimmed through the CWNA, book and it seems very similar to CCNA 200-355.
Wherever i would work this would be the starting point of a wireless career.
For my CCENT, Lammle's CCENT book and Packet Tracer + cbnt nuggets videos were enough. Clearly, this is not the case with Wifund 200-355.
My question is specifically about study materials (which book/video series get me ready for either of the exams without putting me into financial crisis) because the ones are listed not covering the exam topics very well, according to the people who failed the exams.
I got 3 months hard study ahead, I can't use the OCG nor the 2 listed video series, the customer feedback made it crystal clear.
I would like to have advice from people who have passed (recently!) on how to do this/how they did it.
It depends of the requeriments of the companies. In my country, the job offer mentions, for example: "CCNA R&S certified", "CCNP Certified", etc. as requisites. For that reason, it is important to consider where you will apply your courses/certs.
In a few time, if you don't have many time of hours to study, go for the more easier for you. In the personal, the another associate certifications are hard exams (they are available before February 24th, 2020). After, you must to study the unique CCNA or take the new exams for specialization or new corresponding CCNP
Thank you Ing_Percy, now I understand your answer.
So, i do not have a specific company in mind with specific requirements.
I love the "wireless' topic and would like to take the CCNA Wireless exam.(The way i see it: CWNA is not vendor specific, CCNA 200-355 is.)
Considering the negative feedback on the OCG, and that I have a narrow, 3 months window till the exam expires, I need the best (possibly cheapest) study material that is recommended by professionals who recently passed the exams.
Some say there is no lab in CCNA Wireless, some say there is but no virtual lab options in packet tracer to practice for it.
Some say you got to know meraki-cloud controller etc.for the CCNA, some say it is all about theory.
you see my confusion?
I teach a lot of wireless classes and I would recommend attending class for Wireless.
There is a lot to learn, it is not easy. I would never say the wireless exam is easy.
I would not be too harsh on the Cisco Press book. It teaches a lot of concepts, but the exam may change. It is a great book to start to learn wireless.
A lot of people say they cannot afford to attend class, and want to self study.
Think about this for a second, would you become an electrician self-studying, or maybe an architect, or a lawyer?
I would highly recommend doing some classes. It is an investment in yourself, and it speeds up the learning process.
There is a huge community out there for wireless. Cisco Live has a ton of Wi-Fi topics. Also you could look at more generic Wi-Fi groups like the Wireless LAN Association, or Wireless LAN Professionals. Both of these have free Wi-Fi resources.
There are also a ton of wireless Blogs...
Hope that helps.