Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.
Why Get the CCNP?
CCNP curriculum and exams reflect the job tasks of professional-level network engineers—offering greater value to employers and candidates.
Strong emphasis on secure, complex routing and switching, including support for branch offices, mobile workers and delivery of voice and video services via the campus network.
CCNP offers a career development path for CCNAs—the world’s largest single group of networking professionals—and a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing CCIE expert level certification.
Important information regarding CCNP courses and exams: Cisco has redesigned its CCNP courses and exams to reflect the evolving job tasks of enterprise network engineers. As a result, the BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW and ONT courses and exams will be retired and replaced with new CCNP courses and exams.
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New CCNP Courses:
Old CCNP Courses being retired (Last day to test: July 31, 2010)
Who's It For?
With CCNP certification training at New Horizons, the student will learn how to:
- Plan and document the configuration and verification of routing protocols and their optimization in enterprise networks. Cisco multilayer switched networks
- Identify the technologies, components, and metrics of EIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Use these routing protocols to implement and verify routing in diverse, large-scale internetworks based on requirements
- Implement VLANs, spanning tree and inter-VLAN routing in a network campus
- Implement high-availability technologies and techniques, security features, voice/video and WLANs using multilayer switches in a campus environment
- Select tools that best support specific troubleshooting and maintenance processes in large, complex enterprise networks
- Practice maintenance procedures and fault resolution in switching based and complex, routing based, secure environments
Certification and Exams
Option 1: Three exams in addition to a valid CCNA (New CCNP Course Track)Option 2
: Four exams in addition to a valid CCNA (Old CCNP Course Track) (Last day to test: July 31, 2010).
Option 3: Three exams in addition to a valid CCNA (Old CCNP Course Track) (Last day to test: July 31, 2010).
: Students currently in progress toward CCNP certification may be able to use a combination of old course track and new course track exam pass scores to satisfy CCNP certification requirements. Please see the Cisco CCNP Syllabus
for more details.